Vice President Dick Cheney is welcomed before delivering the keynote address at the 33rd Annual Conservative Political Action Conference Dinner in Washington, Thursday, February 9, 2006. During his remarks on the 2006 Agenda the Vice President commented on the steadfast nature of the American people and said, "in these five years we've been through a great deal as a nation. Yet with each test, the American people have displayed the true character of our country. We have built for ourselves an economy and a standard of living that are the envy of the world. We have faced dangers with resolve. And we have been defended by some of the bravest men and women this nation has ever produced."