Cheney Gets Praise and Protest at Wyoming Event

September 10, 2009 - 1:30 PM
Former Vice President Dick Cheney was greeted by praise and protest as he visited his alma mater for the dedication of a new international center bearing his name.
Laramie, Wyo. (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney was greeted by praise and protest as he visited his alma mater for the dedication of a new international center bearing his name.
 
About 100 protesters heckled Cheney throughout the Thursday dedication ceremony for the University of Wyoming's Cheney International Center.
 
Cheney and his wife Lynn donated $3.2 million for the new center for foreign students and for scholarships for Wyoming students to study abroad.
 
Protesters made up about a fifth of the crowd and hoisted critical signs.
 
Dick and Lynn Cheney both spoke at the event. The former vice president received a standing ovation but also endured shouts from protesters angry about the Iraq war and his support for harsh interrogation techniques of detainees.