BLITZER’S BLOG: 'No love lost' between Cheney and Powell
August 29th, 2011
03:42 PM ET
2 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: 'No love lost' between Cheney and Powell

(CNN) – In May 1990, CNN asked me to serve as its Pentagon correspondent. I was expecting a relatively slow news story since the Cold War was winding down. I thought I would spend most of my time covering base closings and new weapons systems. That was not to be because Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait that August.

It was during the six months of Operation Desert Shield and the six weeks of Operation Desert Storm that I really got to know the then-Defense Secretary Dick Cheney and the then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Colin Powell. They were the leaders of the U.S. military. They became the chief spokesmen for the war buildup and then for the war itself.

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Powell blasts Cheney's 'cheap shots'
August 28th, 2011
04:42 PM ET
3 years ago

Powell blasts Cheney's 'cheap shots'

(CNN) - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday responded to criticism leveled at members of the Bush administration by former Vice President Dick Cheney in his new biography, characterizing Cheney's recent comments as "cheap shots."

Cheney takes issue with the actions of Powell, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former CIA Director George Tenet, among others, in the book titled "In My Time." While promoting the memoir last week, Cheney said there would be "heads exploding all over Washington" when his book hits the shelves Tuesday.
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Filed under: Colin Powell • Dick Cheney
Who does Cheney worship?
May 26th, 2011
10:32 AM ET
3 years ago

Who does Cheney worship?

(CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney heaped praise on House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, the architect of the GOP Medicare plan.

"I worship the ground that Paul Ryan walks on," Cheney said, according to the Houston Chronicle.
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Filed under: 2012 • Dick Cheney • Paul Ryan
Cheney book cover unveiled
May 19th, 2011
08:47 AM ET
3 years ago

Cheney book cover unveiled

(CNN) – We still don't know what Dick Cheney's memoir will reveal, but now we know what it will look like.

Threshold Editions, an imprint of mega publishing house Simon & Schuster, unveiled the cover of the former vice president's upcoming memoir Wednesday, portraying a pensive-looking Cheney from what appears to be his days in the White House.
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Bush-era leaders greet OBL raid with mixed Obama reviews
May 8th, 2011
02:21 PM ET
3 years ago

Bush-era leaders greet OBL raid with mixed Obama reviews

Washington (CNN) – Three of the biggest names in the administration of former President George W. Bush congratulated President Obama on Sunday for the capture of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, while coming to the careful defense of their former boss.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said bin Laden's capture was the culmination of work by Bush and Obama.
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When political speech turns profane
April 29th, 2011
05:29 PM ET
3 years ago

When political speech turns profane

Washington (CNN) – F#&$. S%&!. A@$.

Not quite the language you'd expect from U.S. politicians. But that's never stopped them from expressing themselves, in private and in public, as we saw during a recent speech by Donald Trump to supporters in Las Vegas.

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Filed under: Dick Cheney • Donald Trump • Jimmy Carter • Joe Biden • John Kerry • political speech • President Obama
CPAC organizers concerned about jeers for Cheney, Rumsfeld
February 11th, 2011
01:28 PM ET
3 years ago

CPAC organizers concerned about jeers for Cheney, Rumsfeld

Washington (CNN) - Organizers of the Conservative Political Action Conference said they were concerned some of the negative reaction to former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Defense Secretary Rumsfeld crossed the line and was inappropriate.

But they said the two speakers did not seem to mind. The conference is the annual gathering of some 11,000 conservative activists and has become an early testing ground for potential GOP presidential candidates.
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Filed under: CPAC 2011 • Dick Cheney • Donald Rumsfeld
Cheney, Rumsfeld face jeers and cheers
February 10th, 2011
05:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Cheney, Rumsfeld face jeers and cheers

Washington (CNN) - The ballroom at the Conservative Political Action Conference was divided Thursday between boos and cheers as two Republican giants faced the crowd.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, a surprise guest, presented former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld with the "Defender of the Constitution Award" at the annual conference of conservatives which this year has gained significance for being a cattle-call for potential GOP presidential candidates.
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Filed under: CPAC 2011 • Dick Cheney • Donald Rumsfeld
Cheney calls Mubarak a good friend, U.S. ally
February 6th, 2011
08:11 AM ET
3 years ago

Cheney calls Mubarak a good friend, U.S. ally

(CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is a good friend and U.S. ally, but declined to predict whether the embattled leader would heed protesters' calls to step down.

Cheney made the comments Saturday night at a ceremony honoring former President Ronald Reagan in Santa Barbara, California.

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Filed under: Dick Cheney • Egypt
Obama a one-termer, says Cheney
January 17th, 2011
10:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama a one-termer, says Cheney

(CNN) - It's been months since he has given a media interview, but former Vice President Dick Cheney is making clear his sharp opinions on President Obama haven't changed.

In his first interview since undergoing heart surgery last July, Cheney told NBC News he still expects Obama will be voted out of office in 2012.
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Filed under: Dick Cheney
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