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August 29, 2011 by staff
Powell Cheap Shots, Former Vice President Dick Cheney has “low blows” in his new memoir in his criticism of the leading members of the George W. Bush, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday.
Cheney predicted “In My Time: a personal memoir and political” would be a feeling that could cause the head to “explode” – the language was offended Powell in an interview on CBS ‘”Face the Nation” program.
“My head is exploding, I have not noticed any explosion of other leaders in Washington DC,” said Powell, who pointedly suggested this was the kind of language you expect from a tabloid, not a former vice president.
The two heavyweights of the Bush frequently traded blows and the roots of disagreement to the right back to the Iraq war and politics that led to the 2003 invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.
Powell said Cheney said that as secretary of state had retained its best advice to Bush while offering sharp criticism of the president’s policies on others.
“That is nonsense. The president knows that I said what I thought about all the issues of the day,” he said.
Powell also accused Cheney of trying to smear his successor as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former CIA Director George Tenet.
“It has taken the same shots at Condi, with an almost condescending. She tearfully did this or that. And he has taken the same shots at George Tenet,” said Powell, who, like Cheney, was a Republican appointed by Bush.
Cheney, in his memoirs, Powell condemns the position on the war in Iraq, but the former soldier – who also served as chairman of the Joint Staff and national security adviser – have ignored the criticism.
“Mr. Cheney can forget that I am saying that President Bush,” if you break it pays, “he said, adding emphatically,” Mr. Cheney, and many of his colleagues were not prepared for what happened after the fall of Baghdad. ”
Cheney, vice president at the time of September 11, 2001 attacks, was seen as one of the biggest hawks in the Bush administration and the United States launched its invasion of Afghanistan and later Iraq.
Powell added: “Cheney is free to say whatever he wants, but so far I have not seen anything in it that is as explosive as he says it, and I do not see any of that goes to the street.”
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