I think the progress we're making is significant. I think the performance in general at least in terms of the information I've received from locals is definitely very impressive. (link)
He did acknowledge that there had been problems with the recovery effort. But let's not get too crazy and say, tax some corporations:
Cheney rejected the notion that tax increases were needed to pay for the longterm effort to rebuild the region, saying that would only choke off growth.
So does having thousands of dead people and thousands more without jobs and homes. Oh, wait, you mean growth of the corporations' bank accounts and your own. Sorry, lost my head there.