Cheney, Miller Level Strong Attacks at Kerry

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Vice President Dick Cheney praised President Bush's conduct of the war in Iraq. Credit: Reuters

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Vice President Dick Cheney praised President Bush's conduct of the war in Iraq as he criticized Sen. John Kerry's policies. Reuters hide caption

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Vice President Dick Cheney and Sen. Zell Miller hammer at Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, saying the Massachusetts senator is weak on national security and has changed his stance on Iraq and other issues.

The attacks came on the third night of the Republican National Convention, as Cheney accepted the party's nomination for another term. He and Miller, a Democrat from Georgia, spoke disparagingly of Kerry's platform, accusing him of putting the priorities of the United Nations before those of the United States.

The audience of delegates in New York's Madison Square Garden responded by waving signs reading "Let Freedom Reign" and chanting "Flip-Flop," a reference to what many Republicans call Kerry's shifting positions.

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