In memoir, Cheney defends decisions, Bush as president

All I can say is wow. I knew Cheney was 'special', I didn't realize he was this special. It is one thing to stand by your word and make no apologies. It is another to know you were wrong and not apologize. I wonder how he will go down in history.

Former vice president Richard B. Cheney provides an unapologetic defense of the George W. Bush administration in his memoir to be released next week, including explanations of his own decisions on contested national security and domestic policies that often come at the expense of former Cabinet members and colleagues.

Those include the justification to invade Iraq in 2003, a judgment he blames on CIA failures, and the lack of support for his urging that the United States strike a Syrian nuclear reactor site in 2007. Israel ended up doing so despite recommendations from then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that it “choose the path of diplomacy,” which Cheney correctly predicted the Israelis would reject.

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