미국의 딕 체니 부통령은 이라크 저항분자들이 11월 7일에 있을 미국 중간 선거에 영향을 미치기 위해 종파간 유혈 분쟁에 더욱 박차를 가하고 있다고 말했습니다. 

 

미국  폭스 텔레비전 방송과의 인터뷰에서 체니 부통령은 , 저항분자들은 “미국이 장기적인 전투를 할  마음이  없는 것”으로 생각하고 있다고 말했습니다.

 

체니 부통령은 테러분자들은 교묘한 인터넷 수법과 여론 조종으로 미국민의 사기를 저하시켜 테러와의 전쟁에서 승리하려 하고있다고 강조했습니다.

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U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney says insurgents in Iraq have stepped up sectarian violence as a way of influencing how Americans vote in mid-term elections on November seventh.

In a television interview Monday (with the Fox network), Cheney said that the insurgents "think we won't have the stomach for the fight long-term."

He said the terrorists, who he called sophisticated in their use of the internet and manipulation of public opinion, are trying to win the war on terror by demoralizing the U.S. public.

When asked about comments he made last week in which he was asked whether he would condone an interrogation torture technique known as waterboarding, Cheney said he would not discuss specific methods.

Cheney predicted that despite polls and predictions to the contrary, Republicans will maintain control of both chambers of Congress.