BLITZER'S BLOG: Cheney, Iraq, and WMD
September 1st, 2011
04:08 PM ET
9 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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  1. ConservaFASCISTS/TEAliban/TEAhadists

    Cheney is a war criminal!

    September 1, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  2. zip

    Dick Cheney allowed the Bin Laden family to fly out of the US on Sept. 11, 2001. The CIA later found that a Saudi diplomat on board gave money to the hijackers while they were in America. That is a true story. Will he ever answer for this???

    September 1, 2011 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    Why no story on the Pima County GOP in AZ (the same county in which Giffords was wounded) auctioning off a GLock similar to the one used by Loughner to raise funds?

    September 1, 2011 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  4. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Every event has 6 billion versions (or however many people we have on this planet)... Makes for good book sales though.

    September 1, 2011 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  5. Ed Texas

    Bush and Cheney are trying to re-write history just like Nixon did before he died. The truth hurts, especially when you are considered a war criminal by many countries thorughout the world. Bush screwed up the economy and the budget with his off-budgets wars and ill-advised tax cuts and had no idea how much he was being manipulated by Chaney.

    September 1, 2011 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |

    Well, if he's not lying, where are the doggone WMD? Whom does he think he is? Seems to me he's acting like a petulant punk than a former Vice-President. Somebody should waterboard him and then get his opinion on whether it's torture. Cheney needs to go sit down somewhere.

    September 1, 2011 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  7. B

    The Historians will not need time to understand the truth as they know it now as do most others that have lived through this American disaster created by these same people and more.

    History will not be kind to any of these people and some of them should have been tried in International Courts for Crimes against hunanity, most of all Cheney. It should have been pursued by Obama’s people and allowed to go by!

    September 1, 2011 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  8. Marie MD

    darth vader is looking bad. He is trying to make himself look good through history but too many of us know he is instrumental for most of the criminal activities of the shrub's administration.
    Power and Rice are heads above him. Heck, anyone is better than this shooter of friends!

    September 1, 2011 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  9. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    As a white person, I can only say that I trust Powell and Rice a helluva lot more than the lying dog Cheney

    September 1, 2011 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  10. d

    Bush is afraid of cheney still! and he should be afraid of war crimes as well!

    September 1, 2011 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  11. vic , nashville ,tn

    Really I don’t care what Cheney say about others this is bother me
    2000 to 2008 average GDP growth rate went down in USA same time China and India GDP growth went up

    September 1, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  12. Mike kerns

    How did our country survive 8 years of bush/Cheney?

    September 1, 2011 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  13. Ralph

    Let's see now, who should I believe? Dick Cheney, who I know to be a liar many times over? Or Colin Powell, who's single mistake is to have joined the GW Bush administration?

    I'll believe Colin Powell simply because I believe he is an honorable man. (BTW, I am a registered Democrat).

    September 1, 2011 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  14. Nash

    Cheney is a narcissitic egomaniac. Regardless of how he tries to rewrite the past, it will always haunt him. I am looking forward to the day someone will have the moral courage to shut this evil person like they shut down McCarthy decades ago. I wonder if morals have any place in this guy's mind.

    September 1, 2011 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |