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Cheney's Convention Week Trip
Half of My Hear
September 5, 2008

While the Republicans celebrated their presidential nominee, John McCain, and his choice for Vice President, Sarah Palin, the current Republican Vice President was notably absent.

Vice President Dick Cheney spent the week shuttling around former Soviet satellite states, bolstering their ties to the United States in the wake of Russia's invasion of Georgia. Learn more about the background to the Vice President's visits in the map below.

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Published on September 5, 2008.

References and Reading:
Remarks by Vice President Cheney and President Yushchenko of Ukraine After Meeting

Remarks by Vice President Cheney and President Saakashvili of Georgia After Meeting

Remarks by Vice President Cheney and President Aliyev of the Republic of Azerbaijan After Meeting

"Cheney Pledges Support for Ukraine"
by Steven Lee Myers for the NEW YORK TIMES, September 5, 2008.

"US VP Cheney assures Azerbaijan of U.S 'interest'"
by Aida Sultanova for the ASSOCIATED PRESS, September 3, 2008.

"A Cold War brews on shores of the Caspian"
The LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 10, 2008.

"With New Pipeline, Azerbaijan on Verge of Oil Boom"
by Ivan Watson, for NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, April 18, 2006.

"Russia-Ukraine gas standoff"
by Fred Weir for THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, January 3, 2006.

"In Georgia and Russia, a Perfect Brew for a Blowup"
by C.J. Chivers for THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 10, 2008.

"U.S. Watched as a Squabble Turned Into a Showdown"
By Helene Cooper, C.J. Chivers and Clifford J. Levy for the NEW YORK TIMES, August 17, 2008.

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