Cheney: Obama owes apology for security criticism of Bush administration
October 2nd, 2011
11:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Cheney: Obama owes apology for security criticism of Bush administration

Washington (CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney praised the Obama administration Sunday for using a drone strike to kill American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, but said President Barack Obama should now apologize for criticizing former President George W. Bush's actions against suspected terrorists.

Al-Awlaki - an American whose fluency in English and technology made him one of the top terrorist recruiters in the world - was killed Friday in Yemen, according to U.S. and Yemeni government officials.

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Cheney backs end of 'don't ask, don't tell' policy
October 2nd, 2011
09:30 AM ET
3 years ago

Cheney backs end of 'don't ask, don't tell' policy

Washington (CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday he supports the Obama administration's decision to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military - a move that was staunchly opposed by most top Republicans.

"I think the decision that's been made with respect to allowing gays to serve openly in the military is a good one" Cheney told CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union." "It's the right thing to do."

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Cheney 'worried' by GOP calls to leave Afghanistan
September 20th, 2011
05:12 PM ET
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Cheney 'worried' by GOP calls to leave Afghanistan

(CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Tuesday he was troubled by remarks from Republican presidential candidates who say it's time for American troops to leave Afghanistan.

"It does worry me because I think after all the effort that's been made and the sacrifice that's come in the form of lives of our soldiers and national treasure, both Afghanistan and Iraq are extraordinarily important," Cheney said in a wide-ranging interview with CNN Chief National Correspondent John King. The interview, which took place at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., airs Tuesday on "John King, USA" at 7 p.m. ET.
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Filed under: Afghanistan • Dick Cheney • TV-John King U.S.A.
Clinton praises Cheney's political prowess
September 18th, 2011
01:24 PM ET
3 years ago

Clinton praises Cheney's political prowess

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton said former Vice President Dick Cheney was playing politics when he suggested Secretary of State Hillary Clinton run for president in 2012 against President Barack Obama.

“I'm very proud of her. And so I'm always gratified whenever anyone says anything nice about her. And I very much agree that she's done a good job,” Clinton, a Democrat, said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “But I also have a high regard for Vice President Cheney's political skills. And I think one of those great skills is sowing discord among the opposition.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • Dick Cheney • Hillary Clinton
Cheney: No regrets
September 6th, 2011
05:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Cheney: No regrets

(CNN) – When talking about his eight years as vice president, Dick Cheney said he had no regrets from his time working as former President George W. Bush's right-hand man.

"And I'm not inclined to make any mea culpas," Cheney told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in an interview to air on the "Situation Room" Tuesday.
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Filed under: 9/11 • Afghanistan • Dick Cheney • Iraq • TV-The Situation Room
September 6th, 2011
04:46 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: Cheney refuses to admit any mistakes as vice president

Los Angeles (CNN) – Former Vice President Dick Cheney refuses to say he made any mistakes at all during his eight years in the Bush administration. He tells me he has no regrets whatsoever.

During our interview, in short, he was vintage Cheney.

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Filed under: Dick Cheney • TV-The Situation Room
BLITZER'S BLOG: Cheney, Iraq, and WMD
September 1st, 2011
04:08 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: Cheney, Iraq, and WMD

(CNN) – Former Vice President Dick Cheney is now in an open debate with both of President George W. Bush's Secretaries of State – Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. They sharply dispute what he writes about them in his new book, "In My Time."

President Bush, for his part, is taking the high road. He's simply suggesting that everyone in his administration has his or her own recollections about what happened and that "objective historians" eventually will get to the truth.

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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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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
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