Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cheney Pushed Bush to Bomb Syria

"We all should have listened to Dick Cheney. At least, that’s what the former vice president probably wants us to think after revealing in a new memoir that he pushed President George W. Bush to bomb Syria in 2007. In In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, which will publish next week, Cheney wrote that he wanted military action against a suspected nuclear reactor, but was met with no support. The former vice president has said his memoir will have “heads exploding” all over Washington, D.C. Cheney made his comments in a Dateline interview, scheduled to air on Aug. 29. The memoir covers the September 11 terrorist attacks and private conversations between Cheney and Bush about whether Saddam Hussein was a threat prior to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. And one more thing: Cheney says he kept a secret resignation letter in a safe in case of a catastrophic health emergency—because, he said, “there is no mechanism for getting rid of a vice president who can’t function.”

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