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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Former VP Dick Cheney Scoffs At War Crimes Aligment

Cheney Won’t Take Anything Back, Laughs At War Crimes Accusation.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, continuing his “heads exploding” book tour, pushed back against criticisms of his book by former Secretary of State Colin Powell that the book contained, “cheap shots that he’s taking at me and other members of the Administration who served to the best of our ability for President Bush.”

Powell’s former chief of staff retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson offered even more pointed criticisms of Cheney, telling ABC News that, “ (Cheney) was president for all practical purposes for the first term of the Bush administration,” and “fears being tried as a war criminal.”

But last Sunday Cheney appeared in a Fox News interview with Chris Wallace and hit back at his critics from the George W. Bush administration. Read the transcript:
Chris Wallace: When Colin Powell says ‘these are cheap shots and you’re wrong’…

Dick Cheney: Obviously I disagree with him.

Wallace: Anything you’d want to take back?

Cheney: No.

Wallace: Powell’s former chief of staff Lawrence Wilkerson, I don’t know if you know this, has also weighed in. He says you’re worried about being tried as war criminal.

Cheney: Well it’s news to me. I don’t pay a lot of attention to Mr. Wilkerson. I don’t know him. As far as I know I’ve never met the gentleman. I know he speaks out from time to time and that strikes me as a cheap shot.

Wallace: Your heads not going to explode?

Cheney: No.




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