Cheney Gets Praise and Protest at Wyoming Event

By Mead Gruver | September 10, 2009 | 2:30 PM EDT
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.
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.