September 22nd, 2011
09:00 PM ET
12 years ago

Cheney on Powell: He got 'sandbagged'

(CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney fired back at criticism made by former Secretary of State Colin Powell about Cheney's handling of post-9/11 intelligence Thursday during an interview with CNN Chief National Correspondent John King.

"He's the one that went to the United Nations after he personally had worked for days, going over all of the intelligence, and made the presentation at the U.N. It turned out to be all flawed intelligence," Cheney said. "If somebody got sandbagged, it was Gen. Powell."

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  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Yes, Powell got sandbag. I think that Cheney helped with that. He wanted war so bad in Iraq that he would have helped get that started.

    September 22, 2011 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  2. Charles

    And yet, Mr. Cheney, you still have not said "We made a mistake."

    September 22, 2011 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  3. opus512

    Wow, and all the wrong information Powell got from Cheney and his people, that was all Powell's fault too. I guess that's what he gets for thinking that the vice president of the United States would tell him the truth.

    September 23, 2011 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  4. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    If Powell got "sandbagged" by bad Intel, it was the Intel that was generated by Cheney's direction.

    September 23, 2011 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  5. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    Nice how Darth Cheney ignored that he and his lackeys were the ones feeding Powell the phony "facts" that formed the basis for Powell's UN speech.

    September 23, 2011 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  6. jerseylou

    When will that battery give out in that chest of this beast.

    September 23, 2011 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  7. Canuck

    " It turned out to be all flawed intelligence"

    I'm sure that must have come as a complete surprise to Mr Cheney.

    September 23, 2011 09:41 am at 9:41 am |