it's all about creating an environment of fear and this was just cheney's attempt to extemporaneously play into that theme. done in very poor taste, but i have no doubt he will have his defenders here.
<br><br>"Tribal sovereignty means that, it's sovereign. You're a—you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And, therefore, the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities." dubya 8.6.04