Former Vice President “Dick Cheney said he urged then-president George W. Bush in June 2007 to bomb a suspected nuclear reactor site in Syria, the former vice president wrote in his memoirs, the New York Times reported Thursday [August 25, 2011]. ‘I again made the case for U.S. military action against the reactor,’ Cheney wrote about a meeting on the issue according to the newspaper, which received an advance copy of the book. ‘But I was a lone voice. After I finished, the president asked, *Does anyone here agree with the vice president?* Not a single hand went up around the room,’ he wrote.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Agence France-Presse Staff, “Cheney Said He Urged Bush to Bomb Syria: Report,” Agence France-Presse, August 25, 2011