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September 6th, 2011
04:36 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: Cheney refuses to admit any mistakes as vice president

By CNN's Wolf Blitzer

Los Angeles (CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney refuses to say he made any mistakes at all during his eight years in the Bush administration. He tells me he has no regrets whatsoever.

During our interview, in short, he was vintage Cheney.

He strongly defended his record on every single controversial issue I raised with him: the nearly $1 trillion TARP economic bailout package that the Bush administration pushed through Congress during its final weeks; the decision to invade Iraq even though Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with 9/11; the failure to kill Osama bin Laden when he was cornered in Tora Bora shortly after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan; and the failure to take any steps in the summer of 2001 when he and President George W. Bush were warned that al Qaeda was planning to attack Americans in the United States.

I pointed out to the former vice president that everyone makes mistakes, and there’s nothing wrong with admitting mistakes. We are, after all, only human. No one is perfect.

But he refused to budge. “I'm proud of the policies we put in place. I think they did the job we intended for them to do. And I'm not inclined to make any mea culpas,” Cheney said. Just as in his new best-seller “In My Time,” Cheney defended every controversial decision he made.

He acknowledged that the intelligence suggesting that Saddam Hussein had stockpiles filled with weapons of mass destruction was wrong. Still, he defended the decision to invade Iraq and remove Saddam from power. His basic argument: the world is better off without Saddam. When I asked him if he had any regrets in Iraq, he said, “I think we made exactly the right decisions.”

On the economy, I pointed out that the Bush administration inherited a strong economy from the Clinton administration. There were robust budget surpluses for as far as the eye could see. But during the eight years of the Bush administration, those surpluses became deficits. The national debt doubled – going from $5 trillion to $10 trillion. Moreover, the country went into a horrible economic recession in the final months of the Bush administration, teetering on the brink of a depression. Yet Cheney refused to accept any personal responsibility.

The huge budget deficits were largely the result of no significant spending cuts to pay for two wars, two rounds of tax cuts and a new, unfunded Medicare mandate – prescription drug benefits for seniors.

Check out the interview in "The Situation Room" today from 5 to 7 p.m. ET.

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  1. Donaldbain

    What a chilling monster Cheney is. No heart, no soul.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:42 am |
  2. 60minuteman

    Why doesn't he tell us everything that happened in that "energy meeting" in the first W admin? Still Top Secret policy.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:38 am |
  3. steve morse

    I will rejoice when Cheney's heart finally gives out. He is and the Bush cronies did more damage to this country than Bin Laden ever could have hoped for.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:57 am |
  4. FragmentFour

    Cheney's culpability depends on what you consider his potential "mistakes" were. Outside of Agnew, I think he's probably been the worst VP in U.S. History as far as working for the betterment of the country goes, but I don't believe that was a mistake – I think it was absolutely deliberate. He's always been an obvious – and extremely loud – supporter of what would make him more powerful.

    The REAL culpability lies with the people who voted for him. Or didn't vote at all. He has never hidden the fact that he wants to be a second row dictator – just out of sight but in control of the strings. The real mistake was ever letting him get near the nation's capitol.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:57 am |
  5. upurs

    Dick, no mea culpas? how about seppuku?

    September 7, 2011 at 1:45 am |
  6. CaliforniaBC

    Cheney is the epitome of the Republican tea party as it is today. "We do and have never done anything wrong. And even if we did, we'll never admit to it no matter what that does to the country and its citizens."

    September 7, 2011 at 1:42 am |
  7. Peter

    Eh, what else is new. Obama sneezes, and he's Satan's child. Cheney/Bush tank the economy and kill thousands of Americans, but they have no blame. What delusion.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:41 am |
    • Dave

      They are all Satan's children. Globalists scumbags, all of them. BO, Bush family, Clinton family, Axelrod, Rahm, Cheney, etc.

      September 7, 2011 at 11:24 am |
  8. Forrest

    Sound's to me like Cheney isn't even sorry for shooting his friend in the face. He doesn't have a real heart though, does he?

    September 7, 2011 at 1:23 am |
  9. Dee

    He needs to sit down and shut up. Yall know that his words are not even worthy. Do not buy his book!!!! His buddy Bush and he are stupidest people who made decision faster without thinking harder. They took all of your money because no body could save money for their future. Be more wise when you vote for the people next time. Do not buy his book!!!!!

    September 7, 2011 at 1:00 am |
  10. Lawrence

    A unrepentant sinner sins and says he has not sin. Cheney needs to ask God for all his sins and not deny them.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:58 am |
  11. solo

    No regrets in Iraq.??? ....atfer 50000 Iraq people killed for nothing...think of the fathers, mothers and children they lost
    Think about the the >3000 troops died for the lies and cover ups by Bush, Cheney,,,
    NOW the debts and trouble economis and deficits.
    NOW we are asked to consider crazy tea party candidates?

    ALL for nothing! But the arrogance and deliberate ignorance....Pls brind these culprits to justice...

    September 7, 2011 at 12:55 am |
  12. mejazzbo

    What did you think he was going to say?

    September 7, 2011 at 12:49 am |
  13. Dr.K.

    Did I mention that Cheney is a vile snake and we should be ashamed to have ever allowed such a dark-hearted sleaze to come to power?

    September 7, 2011 at 12:47 am |
  14. RSVP

    Mr. Cheney – you are have ice water running through your veins. Yet you still have blood clots that clog your arteries. You are really something.

    You also were Pres. Shrub's puppeteer. You were the Oz behind the presidential curtain speaking into his ear piece telling him what to say and do. You notice without you he has stayed out of the limelight because you aren't there to tell him what to say and do. You, on the other hand, are the biggest arse I've ever seen. You're 8 years of fame are up, Dude. Get over it. Slide yourself under the nearest boulder and hope and pray no body finds you.

    This interview was nothing but a publicity stunt to increase sales of his book. Shame on those who buy it or read it. The only message he'll understand is if it hurts him in the pocketbook. That's the only sign language he understands.

    I would love to see him waterboarded. Wonder if he'd admit any mistakes after that. It would be priceless.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:46 am |
  15. The Mackle

    The mans a high level MORON!! We all make mistakes Dick, the test of a true leader is give him some power..... YOU FAILED!!!

    September 7, 2011 at 12:42 am |
  16. poncho dogg

    I've seen top advisors to President Bush W. completely denied al of his statements. When they all say that they don't recall none of that, that leaves one with 3 alternatives:
    1. He's a chronic narcisistic person,
    2. His heart attacks have affected his brain and left him with memory defficiencies or
    3. Both of the above.
    These 3 create a new series of questions to scare the heck out of anybody.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:35 am |
  17. Lenny Pincus

    No need to apologize for anything, Dick. As a draft-dodging corporatist whose sole purpose in life was to line your pockets and seek power, you have accomplished your dreams. We Americans will spend a generation apologizing for you, and for the nitwits who support your sociopathic behavior.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:33 am |
  18. JoemyGod

    In Cheney's case wouldn't mea maxima culpa be more appropriate??

    September 7, 2011 at 12:26 am |
  19. The Dude

    Cheney is a criminal and traitor.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:24 am |
  20. Elle

    I am so proud to see that so many people see through Cheney and are unabashedly disgusted with this frightening man. I like the passion and no-nonsense skepticism I see here. It gives me hope for America. We are not fooled.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:23 am |
  21. LJTurner

    Our minister at Church this past Sunday had a great sermon . . . he claimed he only heard of 2 people in his lifetime that had a completely cold heart . . . Schrooge and a certain former Vice President. Schrooge at least redeemed himself. Dick Cheney still has some work to do . . .

    September 7, 2011 at 12:17 am |
  22. geekgirl42

    use your favorite search engine (apparently the mention of a specific one got this flagged) to search for "cheney in 1994 on Iraq" and listen to Cheney outline all the reasons not to invade Iraq in 1994. All of them came to he can say he didn't make any mistakes is beyond me.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:14 am |
  23. geekgirl42

    just google "cheney in 1994 on Iraq" and listen to Cheney outline all the reasons not to invade Iraq in 1994. All of them came to he can say he didn't make any mistakes is beyond me.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:12 am |
  24. ITroglodyte

    Mr Cheney. Why did you change your official residence status from Texas to Wyoming two weeks before the 2000 Republican Convention? you think that was in the spirit of the 12th Amendment to the US Constitution?...that would have been my first question.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:11 am |
  25. BellaTerra66

    Mr. Cheney is a very sick man - and I don't mean his heart.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:11 am |
  26. Tommy Blackflag

    It would be completely impossible for Dick Cheney to make amends for the damage he has done to the world in what remains of his utterly worthless life. He perfectly exemplifies the absolute worst that mankind is capable of. In due time, the historians of this world will correctly categorize him along with the likes of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, etc. Those who support him have lost all sense of their moral compass and care only about blind faith in their deeply flawed political zealotry.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:08 am |
  27. Patricksday

    These monsters live forever, I hope they stand Trial for all the things they have done for Humanity.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:58 pm |
  28. Bill

    This man is pitful and needs to be helped. But pride always goes before the fall. There will come a time when he will admit that he made a lot of mistakes but it will be too late when he hears these words: "Depart from Me I never knew you."

    September 6, 2011 at 11:56 pm |
  29. ITroglodyte

    Hey Wolf...some of us thought election 2000 was a crime you and the media didn't report on at all. Some of us thought that 9/11 was Bush's fault and didn't wave the flag behind his invasions and war-making. Some of us thought Bush should have been impeached for torture, espionage, war crimes and a number of Constitutional violations. I never once heard you protest any of these issues.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:55 pm |
  30. Michael

    Bush and Cheney are criminals on more than one level. Neither should have held office and they may well have come close to destroying our country. They have certainly destroyed families the countries they have invaded on false pretenses (ok, lies).

    September 6, 2011 at 11:53 pm |
  31. Debasis

    If there were such a thing as an evil incarnation, Dick Cheney would top the list. Very rarely rises a leader so egomaniac, corrupt, prejudiced, and plain evil minded. There will always be a lot of retard spinners in his support. That does not change his character.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:53 pm |
  32. ITroglodyte

    Blitzer's a goddamned toad. He and the media are still giving Bush/Cheney & co a free pass. This is the 1st time I ever saw Blitzer point out that $10 trillion of the debt/deficit is Bush's. I'll bet he doesn't say that once during the upcoming 2012 campaign. Just watch.... the Republican candidate will be blaming Obama for the economy and Blitzer won't say a word about it.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:49 pm |
    • dibick99

      Unfortunately, the idiot voters will believe him – no matter what he says

      September 7, 2011 at 12:16 am |
    • CTEXAS

      Cheney doesn't deserve any ink. Not even on Fox News. He is a typical hubris-laden corporate executive.

      September 7, 2011 at 12:57 am |
    • israel

      actually he pointed out that the deficit was raised to $10T.....our defecit was at $5T and bush's policies doubled it to $10T....aka only $5T is bush's

      September 7, 2011 at 12:59 am |
    • jtc

      The whole premise that an administration is responsible for a surplus or a deficit is short-sighted. The reason for the surplus during the Clinton admin was the internet bubble, which didn't last. It's ignorant to say that Clinton did anything to contribute to that. By the same token it's also unfair to blame Obama for the current economy, which is simply the result of most American's being maxed out with debt. The economic policies of a given administration will have a long-term affect, but to give credit or blame to a sitting president for business cycles is short-sighted. Also, give yourself a little test - if you can't say a single positive thing about an opposing political party, then your opinions are rooted in emotion instead of the issues. The fact is that every president has done something positive, if you can't recognize that then you're political views are based on emotion. P.S. Here's another test - if you're about to reply with "Name one thing that president ___ did that was good", you're an idiot.

      September 7, 2011 at 6:38 am |
    • george_w_dufus

      Yea, finally the brainwashed republicans will hear the truth about the debt and where it came from.

      I love how wolfie clearly states the failed 1 TRILLION dollar tarp bill was passed by bush a few weeks before he left office. Yet the republicans keep blaming obama for this stupid failed tarp bill. And the sad thing is the tarp bill saved their behinds. It bailed out the banks and other high financing institutions that held rich people's money accounts. The TARP had nothing to do with the average folks. The politicians were simply saving their own stash.

      September 7, 2011 at 7:09 am |
    • P

      Since you seem to have blinders on, I add that Cheney is the worst morron arogant SOB right up there with D Trump. In ancien Rome, these same times can be compared to those of Nero and Caligula. I'll let you guess who is Calicula now.

      September 7, 2011 at 7:56 am |
    • Douglas

      And Cheney will be in denial until the day he dies. Beyond belief.

      "You fasten all the triggers
      For the others to fire
      Then you set back and watch
      When the death count gets higher"
      -Bob Dylan

      September 7, 2011 at 8:21 am |
    • augustghost

      you got that right

      September 7, 2011 at 9:24 am |
    • CM

      Just asking so don't go all crazy on me for this question – it is a legitimate question – How is 10 Trillion attached to Bush and Cheney? This is an honest question, I'm not trying to start a fight or anything like that I just want to know, because this is the first time I have seen that number attached to them!

      September 7, 2011 at 9:29 am |
    • Eugene Slaven

      Only $5 trillion of the debt is "Bush's." Obama has increased the debt by $4 trillion in just 2.5 years.

      September 7, 2011 at 9:49 am |
    • Lew

      Its simple math. Lets just say Bush racked up 10 Trillion. Obama then Campaigns for the Presidential Office by Blasting Bush for the 10 Trillion and promises to reduce it. Ofcourse Obama turns the 10 Trillion into 14 Trillion and somehow blames Bush for that. How can Liberals with a straight face defend a guy who promised to reverse anything Bush has done, but in turn made it worse? That Baffles me! So basically any Democratic President who holds office will always have the media to blame Bush....even 20 years from now. It just shows how weak liberals are!

      September 7, 2011 at 10:09 am |
    • sambeck

      all that you said may be true but did you really have to lower your self to name calling. Civility is as important to you opinion as the content.

      September 7, 2011 at 10:34 am |
    • Horndog

      Ain't THAT the truth!

      September 7, 2011 at 11:08 am |
  33. Steve

    Cheney's artificial heart goes far further back than its implantation. Cheney and the NeoConservatives decided the only way to destroy the New Deal policies of Roosevelt (Social Security) and the Great Society policies (Medicare/MedicAide) of Johnson was to create 2 wars that would so drain the American Ecoomy that the next wave (the Tea Party) would finish the deal by eliminating all "socialist" programs because the deficit is too large to afford those programs. And Obama continues our involvement in both wars and increases our Federal debt by doing so and bolsters the Tea Party/NeoCon position to cut Federal spending for programs for seniors, veterans, and the unemployed. Prove me wrong. "When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the Flag and carrying a cross."

    September 6, 2011 at 11:48 pm |
    • Justyn

      That is a really astute observation and highly on point. Good on ya Steve.

      September 6, 2011 at 11:56 pm |
    • George

      Do you really think anyone who's comfortable and in power cares anymore?

      September 7, 2011 at 3:37 am |
    • Charlotte

      Steve, right spot on!

      September 7, 2011 at 6:32 am |
    • skynyrt

      "invented two wars"? You should be ashamed of yourself.

      September 7, 2011 at 7:44 am |
    • Duke

      LBJ and dem led house & senate voted in 1964 to ROB the excess $ in S/S Turst fund for his Austerity programs he made up in 1965 and ever since we have become a Capitalistic commie country. Do you know why we invaded Iraq? How about stopping Sadam from starting wwIII, he's been making noices since 1994 about ruling the middle east, he had WMD's that UN maroons have been searching for since 1993. It was also to KEEP you safe and the ability to exersise your 1st ammendment rights-

      September 7, 2011 at 8:00 am |
    • Lew

      Steve, the problem is that Govt isnt very good and handling programs such as Medicare/Medicaid/Social Security........they are simply not sustainable under the current policies. Conservatives are not trying to eliminate any of those programs...why would they? Do you think Republican voters dont benefit from those programs? They do....but the programs need an overhaul.....they need to be fixed. Thats all the Conservatives want. Liberals like to play the class warfare game and the fear mongering system. Scare the elderly into voting for a Democrat. (LIberal).

      September 7, 2011 at 10:16 am |
    • Cary

      Well said. I agree with your statement . Couldn't be better said!

      September 7, 2011 at 10:35 am |
    • George Washington

      "When Fascism comes to American, it will stick a tea bag in it's hat and rant and rave till morning."

      September 7, 2011 at 11:17 am |
    • mbcoh

      Great post. Couldn't agree more.

      September 7, 2011 at 12:00 pm |
  34. To the Delusional

    Horsey and FIELD1stSGT, take a deep breath and stop writing such non-sense. Government is so corrupt that it needs restart.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:48 pm |
    • horsey

      Of course it is–look who's running it!

      September 7, 2011 at 12:13 am |
  35. junglejim

    Wolf,you did a marvelous interview with Chaney, with support material from Peter Burgen. On a couple of occasions in the interview, you had him a little uneasy, arms starting to move rapidly when you pinned him down and to the point on some issues.. I also noticed he tried to lead you into "other areas" that he was more comfortable in talking about. You did not go there, Excellent job Wolf. What is sad, is that several thousand young men and women sacrificed themselves in Iraq, on a decision that he approved. We should have concentrated on Tora Bora and the perpetrators of 9/11.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:45 pm |
    • Mary43

      Ok, so what about the wars today? Has your guy brought back the men and women yet? Obama's a disaster!!!

      September 7, 2011 at 8:36 am |
  36. ITroglodyte

    Blitzer was a Republican shill ever since Daddy Bush was dis-elected. He was right up Clinton's arze over White-water (a total fiasco) and the absurd ridiculous impeachment of Clinton. I remember Wolf Blitzer well in those years. And when election 2000 came along, the 2001 tax-cuts, 9/11, Afghanistan failure to get Bin Laden, Iraq and all that followed not a goddamned word of criticism from Blitzer's mouth....and I have yet to hear him admits those mistakes.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:43 pm |
    • Lew

      Are you saying the Impeachment of Bill Clinton wasnt justified? I love how Liberals conveniently forget what Bill Clinton did. If a Republican President would have done what Clinton did....forget about it. The Liberals would have been marching in the streets.

      September 7, 2011 at 10:23 am |
  37. M.K.

    Moderate my Axx, That is nothing but censorship, and if any of you have ever read the constitution you know it is. that is almost as bad as the Supreme Court declaring that Money is Speech. If money is speech, what the hell is not having money?

    September 6, 2011 at 11:41 pm |
    • karla

      Not having money is to not have a voice silly rabbit, and if the repubs have their way, you won't have a vote either.

      September 7, 2011 at 9:02 am |
  38. Chris

    Into the crystal clear cocktail of a Vice Presidents interview, Wolf once again drops a heaping dose of tainted olive sludge to turn this into a one big dirty imperial leftist martini. The chance to get some real insight into the how and why of historical decisions were wasted on his employers lust for more leftist slant. Think for yourself Wolf. My god man, is this is what good journalism means to you? The chance to get to know a very private man with deep convictions who was at the center of some of our nations darkest hours was wasted. I am proud of our Vice President for having to endure that disaster of interview you brought forth.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:37 pm |
    • Justyn

      What a load of bunk. The Bush administration failed as monumentally as possible, almost certainly by design. They failed economically with the deftit and the spending, militarily with two failed wars and no attained goals, civically with how it dealt with Katrina, and most apparently in morality and spirituality with both Torture, opposition to civic freedoms and certainly in how they dealt with the aftermath of 9/11. The biggest failure since Nixon and on so many grounds so much worse than Nixon but it makes sense since Chaney and Rumsfeld were young upstarts under Nixon. IT's a sad commentary that they get such a pass when they were the architects of the destruction of America and during the last 100 years capitalism has failed twice. It did so first in the 20's and it failed again in 2008. Failed to the point that most people can't even begin to understand and yet this guy writes a crappy book. One things for sure, it won't be a European book tour. He's already listed as a war criminal in several countries, including Spain!

      September 7, 2011 at 12:01 am |
    • ex-Republican

      Thanks very much for your opinion mr. Cheney

      September 7, 2011 at 2:11 am |
    • John

      "Our" vice president? Mine is can keep your lying douchebag.

      September 7, 2011 at 8:06 am |
    • Carl

      Chris – I liked your take on the interview. So I offer this opinion: Bush inherited not a strong economy from Clinton, but an unsustainable bubble economy rife with corruption from the likes of WorldCom, Enron and Tyco. The Clinton era economy was an illusion, where capital was raised for internet start ups, which in turn created a temporary bubble in tax revenues. The internet crash ended the bubble.. Add Clinton's own corrupt behavior, from selling the Lincoln bedroom, to Monica and finally to the pardon of Marc Rich in his last day of office. Bush inherited an internally rotting economy and rotten moral ethic from Clinton. Then he went on with his own unsustainable spending, as is pointed out correctly in the artice. Cheney was creepy, but loyal.

      September 7, 2011 at 8:39 am |
    • David Mann

      I believe Cheney when he says he doesn't believe he did anything wrong in all his years in the White House. Which would make him the most amoral, corrupt, decadent, greedy, heartless, soul-less black-guard ever to hold high office in America. He sent thousands of US troops to their deaths so he could get rich on Halliburton contracts. the man is SATAN

      September 7, 2011 at 9:00 am |
    • dk

      Deep convictions...darkest hours? You've been sold a lie. America after 9/11 could have been a beacon of freedom but this man turned our country in to its darkest hours. Those hours whereof you speak were self inflicted. And what has it brought us? Our country is in the position it is in 100% because of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Wolfowitz. Obama inherited their mess.

      September 7, 2011 at 9:01 am |
    • karla

      I presume you actually claim to be a patriotic American, right? How pathetic that some of our citizens have sunk to ethical and intellectual levels that allow them to be proud of a low life like Dick Chaney. I worry for my country's future.

      September 7, 2011 at 9:06 am |
    • Dawn

      Proud of a heartless ghoul like Cheney? Wow. Proud of a man who refused military service a number of times because "he had other things to do" yet he had no problem sending other young people into an unnecessary war in Iraq. And let's not forget Halliburton and the billions of dollars of fraud inherent in their wartime contract. Proud of his secretive methods. Proud of his administration's catastrophic handling of a large budget surplus. Those Americas who doubt the destructive nature of the Bush/Cheney years need to stop listening to Limbaugh and Hannity and check out NPR or Anderson Cooper.

      September 7, 2011 at 9:09 am |
    • BeHonest

      Blow sun-shine up Cheney's rear all you want, your Ex Vice sent young American boys and girls to die. If you denial that fact, then you shouldn't throw selected "facts" around. If you don't think so, go talk to the families who lost their love ones in this so called war. Or you can just blame Obama like your lovely Ex Vice would, since he doesn't want to take any responsibility for any of his own action. He is a coward.

      September 7, 2011 at 10:28 am |
  39. Anne

    Then he is not telling the truth. No one is perfect, and frankly the best leaders are the ones who can say, I made a mistake and this is what I would have done differently to fix it. Taking responsibility for our actions when they are wrong is the sign of a real leader. Dick Cheney is a scary, narcissist who has no idea what it means to work with a team, or what it means to really lead. I am disgusted that CNN is even giving this man air time. He's done nothing to help the US move forward in an positive direction.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:33 pm |
    • Michael

      Well said! So right on the mark.

      September 6, 2011 at 11:55 pm |
    • NotSilentMaj

      When is Obama going to take responsibility for everything he's done wrong?

      September 7, 2011 at 2:49 am |
      • Ya No

        NotS: Another classic example of the 'yeah, but' strategy. It's recognized as a weak dodge, not a credible response or solution. This article is about Dick Cheney, not President Obama. The desperation of the Obama -haters is palpable.

        September 7, 2011 at 11:48 am |
    • Lew

      Ann, Your liberal agenda speaks volumes here. Say whatever you want about Bush/Cheyney....but your so called leader...Obama..has not reversed one thing about the wars....he complained like a little girl about them while running for President....but did nothing while in office. Obama lied to all of you and somehow you still praise him. You cant blame Bush for the wars, then promise to end them, then blame Bush for not ending them. Obama show no leadership.....and tomorrow night will be an example of that when he plays the balme game once again.

      September 7, 2011 at 10:28 am |
  40. nik green

    Of course Cheney won't admit to anything. He is the textbook example of a sociopath, and people like him who have lost all their connection to the notion of right and wrong, through some brain dysfunction, are incapable of admitting to wrongdoing.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:31 pm |
    • arschlecker

      As much as I dislike this man who is personally responsible for starting two wars and thus leading America into a financial disaster I must ask God to forgive him.. It is a very difficult thing to do but I know that God has a plan for him too. So, Mr. Cheney ask the Lord to forgive your actions and the hurt you have done to millions of people. God will forgive you and I am too.

      September 7, 2011 at 5:39 am |
    • Mary43

      You should know a sociopath and those who don't know the difference between right and wrong, being a liberal and all@!

      September 7, 2011 at 8:38 am |
    • DanMan97

      Gotta agree with you on that one. Cheney is a power-hungry madman...pure and simple.

      September 7, 2011 at 9:51 am |
    • Lew

      Thats funny, you just reminded me of someone in office today. Obama never takes blame or admits mistakes. He places blame on Bush, Tea Party, Rich Corporate Jet owners, Congress...anyone but himself.

      September 7, 2011 at 10:31 am |
  41. israel

    of course he has no regrets over iraq....HE PROFITED FROM THE EFFING WAR!!!! HOW COULD HE POSSIBLY REGRET THAT

    September 6, 2011 at 11:28 pm |
    • kaitlyn

      Israel, I'm so glad I kept reading the comments because I was going to say the exact thing you said. It seemed so strange seeing my words coming from someone else! THANK YOU! How many more believe this to be the truth?

      September 7, 2011 at 5:14 am |
    • DanMan97

      Keep in mind - this is the same guy who said, when asked about Bush & Co's actions during the whole WMD fiasco, that they'd do everything the same, even if they knew ahead of time that there were no WMDs in Iraq. And this guy was second in command?!

      The mark of a true leader is his or her ability to admit mistakes and learn from them...proving conclusively that, whatever Cheney is, he is NOT a leader.

      September 7, 2011 at 9:55 am |
    • Lew

      Actually, Diane Feinstein (Democrat) State of California made the most money when she was head of the committee that gave out contracts for IRAQ. She awarded a contract to her husbands company and he made tons of cash. She secretly resigned that post and the media never said a peep about it. So........stop looking at the Republicans as crooks when you have thieves in your own back yard.

      September 7, 2011 at 10:43 am |
  42. blataflast

    If there were any justice in this country, Cheney would be doing hard time.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:26 pm |
    • total

      blataflast, I kind of disagree with you. If there was any justice in this country, not only would he be doing hard time, but maybe his fancy heart helper would quit.

      September 7, 2011 at 9:36 am |
  43. horsey

    The Iraq invasion was a great decision. The Bush administration freed tens of millions under oppression from Afghanistan, to Iraq, to denying US funds to abortions, the world is a far, far better place because of the risks and gutsy policies under the Bush administration.

    Our current President has had a magic carpet ride and all he's done was screw things up and blame it on everyone else. What a child we have in the White House.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:20 pm |
    • mickey1313

      You might be the dumbest person in america. Every single action the bush administration took was wrong, illigal, and borderline treason. The fact that anyone votes R anymore is proof that the US has been fully brainwashed to believe hate and greed are good, and helping your fellow man is bad. Americans are sick.

      September 6, 2011 at 11:46 pm |
      • horsey

        Cheney should run in 2012. He has much more executive experience than Obama and he knew more about what was going on in the White House than Hillary did when she lived there. And he definitely knows how the military runs. He's not afraid to make the tough decisions, unlike the current tenant.

        September 6, 2011 at 11:58 pm |
      • Michael

        Well said.

        September 7, 2011 at 9:22 am |
      • dj1951


        September 7, 2011 at 10:51 am |
      • Bohica

        Well said.

        September 7, 2011 at 10:52 am |
    • Caron

      He IS the dumbest person on the planet, so there is no reasonaing with him. His mind is made up - don't confuse him with the facts. He probably believes in the easter bunny and santa claus, too.

      September 7, 2011 at 12:44 am |
    • israel

      so you're saying that it's great that almost a million people died for freedom they weren't even aware of nor willing to take control of?? and you're also saying it's great that we supported the with-holding of funds for people who were raped and inseminated with no choice and then forced to have an illegitamate child they didn't want because of a pretty traumatizing ordeal that would constantly be a reminder to them of what they went through?? that doesn't sound very american or very "Free" to me....conservative republicans want us to be slaves, bottom line

      September 7, 2011 at 1:04 am |
    • Ale

      This only proves that he and his goonies successfully fooled you into believing that their war-mongering was good for America. It wasn't. They basically stole tax payers' money and gave it to companies that were already rich by creating a series of wars – all their friends in oil, arms manufacturing, construction and security services have had booming business while average Americans struggled to keep their jobs and houses and credit scores, and depleting the government's surplus. But what do they care. Their bank accounts are full, they're retired, and they have the Secret Service protecting them for life.

      September 7, 2011 at 4:59 am |
    • John

      The only jobs plan the republicans have come up with is the 2 wars.

      September 7, 2011 at 8:16 am |
    • ohioan for america

      If you think the people of Iraq are "freed" from oppression now that Sadaam is gone, you are truly dilusional. Talk to someone that's been there about what those people continue to go through. The insurgents aren't much different than Sadaam's forces, in that they use terror and force to accomplish their goals. We took an already grim situation for a country's people, and somehow made it worse.

      September 7, 2011 at 8:33 am |
    • DanMan97

      Do you have no knowledge of history? We may have liberated a lot of people from a couple dictators (at the cost of several thousand American lives), but there are dozens of warlords lying in wait for the US troops to pull up stakes and leave. At NO POINT in history did a lasting regime change result from external actions - unless the people want freedom enough to die for it themselves, it won't last.

      As much as you want to claim that Dubya and Cheney did great things, remember that it's not enough to free someone - you need to see that they KEEP their freedom. Too bad Bush wasn't smart enough to read beyond the first chapter.

      September 7, 2011 at 10:04 am |
    • Theresa

      you need a history lesson- 2 unfunded wars and an unfunded tax cut and Bush's TARP put us in the mess we are in financially

      September 7, 2011 at 10:16 am |
    • BeHonest

      Blow sun-shine up Cheney's rear all you want, your Ex Vice sent young American boys and girls to die. If you denial that fact, then you shouldn't throw selected "facts" around. If you don't think so, go talk to the families who lost their love ones in this so called war. Or you can just blame Obama like your lovely Ex Vice would, since he doesn't want to take any responsibility for any of his own action. He is a coward.
      PS do some facts check, Cheney's company has profited from the war without even doing any work.

      September 7, 2011 at 10:33 am |
    • Certo

      Child in the white house? You must be referring to Georgie Boy Bush Fed by the Golden Spoon up his ... "is our children educated?"

      September 7, 2011 at 11:01 am |
    • NYCMovieFan

      Wow – this must be a sarcastic post. No way anyone could mean this for real. Check the facts: Bush was not elected in 2000 but grabbed office anyway, disappeared on 9/11, started a fake war to make trillions for his buds that has killed thousands, turned the economy into garbage, refused to uphold the Constitution (in fact worked against it by promoting torture), and left thousands of poor to die in New Orleans who could have been saved. Oh yeah, and he also behaved irresponsibly on his free pass from going to Vietnam (not turning up for easy duty AT HOME), and ran every business he was ever connected with into ruin. We have had 2 childish Presidents, Reagan and Bush Jr, and we need to figure out how to avoid letting more immature puppets into the Oval Office, because our economy and our troops should not have to endure another Republican idiot.

      September 7, 2011 at 11:10 am |
    • Ya No

      It was a 'great decision' because..........?

      September 7, 2011 at 11:53 am |
  44. Bayou

    This is one truly evil guy.
    Watching him unrepentant for his crimes and lies is like watching some serial killer, like a Charles Manson bragging about his murders.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:18 pm |
  45. Jimmy Toh

    Dick Cheney and Republicans are expert in spinning.... they can spin an issue from black to white...from a lie to truth...from deceit to honesty.....This what Dick and his cronies are good for...what can we say? They are all a bunch of LIARS....

    September 6, 2011 at 11:17 pm |
    • Theresa

      The man is a sociopath- he will take no responsibility for his mess and all of the problems caused by the Bush administration.

      September 7, 2011 at 10:13 am |
  46. Charlie

    Why does CNN give this awful guy the airtime to spout his pathetic excuses for such a miserable treatment of the American people? Give me a break!

    September 6, 2011 at 11:15 pm |
    • israel

      you miss the big picture here, the more cnn reveals him as an evil vile monster that he really is, the more people might wake up to the true face of conservatism

      September 7, 2011 at 1:06 am |
  47. Don

    To recognize mistakes takes personal honesty. What is just as stunning about his statement is the lack of objectivity. This is the kind of arrogance that gets a lot of people killed.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:15 pm |
    • Dan

      "Gets a lot of people killed" is speaking hypothetically. His arrogance did, in fact, get hundreds of thousands of people killed.

      September 7, 2011 at 10:55 am |
  48. WBN

    Good for Cheney. These were true Americans; gentlemen, but men who could make tough decisions without sticking a wet finger in the air to see which way public opinion was blowing. God bless them!

    September 6, 2011 at 11:15 pm |
    • 1225

      Not so fast. The Bush administration absolutely relied on public opinion before invading Iraq. Public opinion was in their favor at the time (although it has waned considerably). Not only public opinion in the US, but also abroad. That's why it took the Bush adminsitration so long to invade. They were waiting for public opinion while spinning their lies about WMD.

      September 7, 2011 at 12:30 am |
    • twalk

      they were not and are not true Americans. Deceitful and evil yes.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:39 am |
    • Olivier

      Are you sure they were not sticking their finger somewhere? From the pain and anguish they have caused Americans in general, and the general stench associated with that abomination of an administration, I posit they were sticking a finger up america's rear.

      September 7, 2011 at 2:24 am |
    • Greg Hamby

      true criminals

      September 7, 2011 at 8:55 am |
    • Portia

      I NEVER speak for God, but I can safely say that God did not, would not and will not bless him...what he and that administration did was nothing short of treason and murder...AND, it is they who started this wonderful country down the road to H E L L

      September 7, 2011 at 9:25 am |
    • DanMan97

      You're kidding, right? Dubya and Cheney may have acted without investigating public opinion, but they also COMPLETELY IGNORED intel that ran contrary to their desires. Remember the bipartisan committee that found no credible evidence that Saddam had any role in 9/11? Bush and Cheney ignored it and started a war anyway.

      Discounting evidence doesn't make you makes you foolhardy. And that's how historians will view Bush and Cheney.

      September 7, 2011 at 10:10 am |
    • Bootch

      Absolutely! It takes a true American and a real man to drive the country to the brink of breaking while ignoring international laws with absolutley no regard for the well-being of your fellow citizens of the country and the world. If only Cheney would step up and offer for the 2012 presidency we'd all be saved and Canada would have a sudden population boom.

      September 7, 2011 at 10:30 am |
    • Chas in Iowa

      Never mind he broke every principal this country was founded on,......

      September 7, 2011 at 10:44 am |
    • Jeff P.

      Yeah, heaven forbid they should listen to the public-the people they were elected to serve! Ignorance and pig-headed stubborness are not traits to be lauded. "Gentlemen"?! Ha!

      September 7, 2011 at 11:17 am |
  49. Robrob

    "Cheney refuses to admit any mistakes as vice president" – – So, he thinks we actually *found* WMD in Iraq? LOL!

    September 6, 2011 at 11:12 pm |
    • Portia

      I know you were only joking, Robrob, but Cheney KNEW there were no WMDs, so no, why would he be sorry for going into Iraq as he planned all along?

      September 7, 2011 at 9:26 am |
  50. David GA Vet

    Cheney is a liar, war criminal and thief. If Haliburton was ever honestly investigated all these chages would be proven. Last I heard Haliburton received 8 Billion dollars they can't account for. There has been no meaningful investigation. Also what kind of sense do "NO BID" contracts make? Can you spell Kick Backs?

    September 6, 2011 at 11:10 pm |
    • twalk

      Cheney will try to take over Heaven or Hell dependent on which one he goes to. He had better start praying before his heart pump gives out.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:42 am |
    • SPC Taxpayer

      BUSH AND CHENEY should be investigated and in prison. Haliburton should be investigated. They are the reason why we are in this financial mess in the first place. Cheney never lost anyone in the war. He has been cushioned by his stockpiles of money.

      September 7, 2011 at 8:25 am |
  51. Guy Fawkes

    Personally, I have no regrets for having DETESTED him, his boss, and the many-honorary-degreed substitute for a Secretary of State. I got MY bumper sticker right when these criminals ran the second time: "We didn't vote for you last time – I'm not going to again." I had interesting notes left on my car. Not one was coherent. At least Mr. Biden has the courtesy to sleep through everything. Can't do much harm that way, can you, Joe? Joe? Hey! Joe!!!!

    September 6, 2011 at 11:07 pm |
  52. RillyKewl

    Oh Wolf, dontcha see? He has no regrets because he's a crazy person. He has no soul either. (and obviously, not much of a heart).

    September 6, 2011 at 11:05 pm |
  53. David

    He will NEVER admit that he made a mistake....

    September 6, 2011 at 11:04 pm |
  54. babetoo

    this man is very scary. he made a fool of the united states of america. of course he had help from bush. is there no justice in this land? why give him headline news outlet to state his stupid reasons for what he and bush did. we would never have lost so many lives in countries that we really had no quarrel with. without he and bush maybe wiser heads would have ruled. they are murderers of our soldiers . they should be tried for treason.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  55. Charles

    Those who refuse to admit mistakes are incapable of learning.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  56. El

    Bush inherited a strong economy? The economy of the late 90's was a giant bubble supported by the grossly inflated dotcom and telecommunications sectors. In addition, the late 90's were one of the worse periods of corporate malfeasance in history – also contributing to the bubble. This giant bubble drove huge increases in revenue to the feds making it look like we were all set – Not! The bubble exploded before Bush was in office – all of the revenue was gone and not coming back. The projected surpluses were never going to happen. NASDAQ 5000 became NASDAQ 2000 before Bush took office. Trillions of dollars in 401K funds disappeared. And the Bush admin went after the corporate fraudsters much more aggressively than the Obama admin has gone after the wall street critters who helped bring our economy down in 2008.

    Wolf – can you admit you made a mistake when you wrote that Bush inherited a strong economy?

    September 6, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
    • steven harnack

      Check the FBIs own statistics. White collar crime reached epidemic proportions during the Bush years because there was no prosecution, no investigation by order of the administration. Business knew that they had a license to steal!

      September 7, 2011 at 1:21 am |
    • twalk

      u are just trying to lay blame on the previous president. That does not fly. It went down hill due to Bushenomics.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:47 am |
    • BigRed

      Bush not only inherited a strong economy but also a surplus which he utterly squandered. There is no mistaking this.

      September 7, 2011 at 7:01 am |
    • ndTimmy

      @EI if that is true, then why on Earth did Bush push for the tax breaks so much?

      September 7, 2011 at 8:35 am |
    • rosestool

      Bush did inherit a strong economy, it's a fact. Remember that during Clinton's time budget surplus was not only supported by dotcom bubble, the President Administration also significantly cut the welfare programs during that time. Despite being a democrat and liberal Clinton took it hard on public assistance programs. Bottom line is Clinton's budget was sustainable, even with recession followed dotcom bubble we would have made it through.
      Bush on a contrary pushed forward populistic laws such as tax cut that benefited nobody but rich, prescription drug program for senior citizens, which is noble but we had no revenue to support it. The following two wars that were also put on tab. Other words Bush's administration bloated budget without any revenew to support it. This is spoiled rich kid behaviour who thinks money grow on trees. Did he ever work in his life, did he know how it is to raise a family on a single income and make ends meet every month, we would not be in the hole as we are now.

      September 7, 2011 at 9:11 am |
    • Portia

      If what you say is true...then, I am really confused as to why Bush and Company would have taken us into 2 wars and another entitlement program without paying for them or raising taxes to offset the huges amounts of money he must have known would be needed for the wars and the new entitlement program...either way you try and spin it, the Bush and Company administration really took this country down the garden path and left us in the mud there

      September 7, 2011 at 9:29 am |
  57. ocho

    No mea culpas, huh? Any mea stupidas?

    September 6, 2011 at 10:50 pm |

    "The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything" William Magee (archbishop of York)

    In other words dick cheney

    September 6, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  59. WhackyWaco

    Obama was included in the TARP decisions.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  60. REG in AZ

    He doesn't have to admit them, they are all there and we are still paying for them. He may be able to deny them but regrettably we can't.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  61. Ronney

    Someone should ask Cheney how doing favors for Gaddafi helped us with the war on terror.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
    • Portia

      Uh, why not ask him about ALL the money and war machinery he helped Saddam Hussein get during his time with Daddy Bush? He has been involved with the worst offenders of crimes against humanity in the Middle East for most of his adult life...after refusing to serve this country, getting 5 or 6 deferements...nice man...NOT

      September 7, 2011 at 9:31 am |
  62. JP

    He is a sick egomaniac.....everything he did was perfect and he has no regrets or learnings. Just sad!!

    September 6, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  63. mike

    Cheney is so conservative he his lesbian daughter with open arms.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  64. Phil

    Cheney defends the Bush admin? No way! It's like he was on our side or something.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
  65. jeffbo

    All this man is doing is creating or trying to create an attention to people to get them not to think about his illegal war in Iraq and his sending Haliburton to clean up the mess. He is an evil businessman, a greedy and evil murderer. He keeps sticking his evil head out in the news and no one except an idiot would believe this cruddy person.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  66. Roberto

    I do have a comment for "Shecky", though. How about this? Let's eliminate all Democrats, either by hanging or firing squad. Let's turn this country over to total Republican Rule. Let's go attack and rule over every country and nation that doesn't agree with democratic or Christian values. If they disagree...bomb 'em. Annihilate 'em. Let's arm every remaining individual in this country above the age of 10 with weapons and tell them to shoot-to-kill anyone who doesn't agree with the prevailing rulers of the nation. How's that sound? Total and complete Republican rule for the country, ad infinitum, in perpetuity. Wouldn't you be happy as a pig in ***t? And let's figure out some way to keep Cheney alive and calling all the shots along with George W. Bush. God! What a happy world this would be. There'd be two chickens in every pot and six cars in every garage for everyone...that supported the regime!!!!!

    September 6, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  67. Peter Hans Frohwein

    I just don't understand why anyone would listen to him. He is clearly delusional.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
    • Wanderer in a lost world

      Hear, hear! And lets see how many stooges buy this traitors book.

      September 7, 2011 at 8:50 am |
  68. Jack

    Of course he has no regrets, he wasn't in the war and didn't risk his sorry life. Cheney is about nothing more than greed and money. This guy has no morals and can't even admit how wrong it was for us to go to Iraq. What a gutless scumbag.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  69. Al


    September 6, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  70. surfninja

    i can't wait to read the last chapter - the one where Cheney is sentenced to life imprisonment in Abu Ghirab for committing war crimes and selling his soul to Satan.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  71. damn you fools

    Cheney is plain & simply "Evil Personified"

    September 6, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  72. Roberto

    No comment necessary. Cheney speaks for himself and only himself.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  73. Joe from Ohio

    I will be praying for this evil man's death for what he did to my beloved country all for the sake of $$

    September 6, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  74. Special Ed

    Did Cheney make any mistakes? Of course he did but I have to say that the media is becoming a little bit tiresome in its endless insistence that people admit their mistakes or demand apologies. I saw comedian Kat Williams get badgered in a CNN interview by Don Lemon, basically begging him to apologize to a heckler. Why? Because the heckler claimed that he was in Mexico and Williams had the nerve to point out that they were actually in Pheonix, AZ... USA. How dare Kat insult the illegal alien.... err-uh undocumented person by pointing out something that is factually correct? It's time for the media to stop playing the role the apology police, and start focussing on the issues of true significance. Sorry CNN, browbeating people into the desired politically correct response is not journalism.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
    • Marky Merlot

      Blame the media? Cheney's the one who put out a book and looking for publicity, for heaven's sake!

      September 7, 2011 at 9:34 am |
    • Ya No

      I'm inclined to think that what Cheney and Rumsfeld did to this, and other nations, is, and will continue to be, significant.

      September 7, 2011 at 10:28 am |
  75. Yardbird

    If history doesn't rank the Cheney vice-presidency as among the very worst in the history of this country, then there is no justice. He is the personification of immorality. That he was allowed for eight long years to influence the direction of this country will haunt us 100 years from today. A miserable excuse for a human being made even more disgusting by his unbridled ego and misplaced sense of moral and ethical superiority.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  76. JJ

    Of course Cheney is going to pat himself and his old boss on the back. I mean, did anyone really expect any different?

    September 6, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
    • BigRed

      Of course he will pat himself on the back. To do otherwise would mean that he would have to confront his demons. But he was the one calling the shots in the Bush administration. Bush was too stupid to even make a decision on what toilet paper to use at the White House.

      September 7, 2011 at 7:05 am |
  77. You can't handle the truth

    We (The United States of America) were better off with Saddam in Iraq. Not saying the Iraqi's would be or anyone else. Not like we Americans give two shits, most of us really don't even know where Iraq is. But as an American, with American interests at heart. Yes, Saddam in Iraq was better for the U.S.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
    • Portia

      Well, obviously..that's why Cheney and Bush 1 gave so much money and war materials to Saddam...we NEVER care about the people...just the leaders who can keep the oil flowing

      September 7, 2011 at 9:33 am |
  78. PhilG.

    God is proving right now,you don't get away with mass thievery and deceit on a global scale.

    Before Cheney leaves this earth,everyone of his very rich,thieving friends will see what God has in store for them too.

    All the money you stole won't help you now.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
    • LOL

      What a nice thought that God will balance everything in the end. If only there were a shred of truth to any of that nonsense. :/

      September 7, 2011 at 8:24 am |
  79. David

    This man is a criminal, and should be on trial...

    September 6, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
    • David

      What happened to free speech?

      September 6, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
      • BigRed

        His statements to Blitzer are not what are on trial, but his book contains enough admissions to convict him for crimes against humanity. . It is what he did during those eight years that make him a war criminal

        September 7, 2011 at 7:07 am |
      • Steve in Denver

        Since when are war crimes, which we prosecuted in the 1940s, considered free speech?

        September 7, 2011 at 9:08 am |
      • Fred Evil

        "What happened to free speech?"
        What does that have to do with state-sanctioned torture, spying on our own citizens, or murdering foreign nationals with no evidence?!

        September 7, 2011 at 9:51 am |
  80. Gil A. Maduro, Jr.

    This war criminal should face the same fate as Saddam Hussein, period. There is not statute of limitation for murder and in his case mass murder, or for war crimes. This contemptible coward deserves no mercy or sympathy since he and the president he served are responsible not only of war crimes but the disgraceful assault on our precious Constitution, our prosperity and the future outlook of generations of Americans.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  81. Lud

    There is nothing to say about this man. Remember how he was SO CONCERN about the US getting attacked by TERRORISTS? And now many ARAB countries are going the opposite direction? He has not clue what this world is about. He just cares about making money and justifying his ignorance. Go away Cheney!!!

    September 6, 2011 at 9:53 pm |
  82. calvin

    Of course he won't admit he made mistakes, that would mean he's saying he was wrong. He was a weasel in office and he's still a weasel.. I really wish he would quit trying to get attention.

    September 6, 2011 at 9:51 pm |

    exactly who was this guy?

    September 6, 2011 at 9:50 pm |
    • BigRed

      He was evil personified.

      September 7, 2011 at 7:07 am |
  84. democratlady

    And I wouldn't accept a copy of his trash if it were free and came with a bonus.

    September 6, 2011 at 9:49 pm |
  85. democratlady

    Dick Cheney will burn in hell for his actions and what he has done to this nation and its people. What a jerk–faked an injury so he would not have to stand in respect for Obama's inauguration.

    September 6, 2011 at 9:47 pm |
  86. Foreverwar

    I am waiting for him to be a convicted war criminal here as he is in Spain.

    September 6, 2011 at 9:44 pm |
  87. EDfromNY

    I wonder what would happen if we tie Dickie boy to a chair and then let in every single parent, wife, brother, husband and sister of every American soldier that lost his\her life in this god awful Iraq war.

    September 6, 2011 at 9:30 pm |
  88. Larry L

    No honor – no regrets. He should be in prison.

    September 6, 2011 at 9:22 pm |
  89. David Dowrick

    Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld were cut from the same mold. Cheney with his 5 deferments should never be allowed near service men or women. Libraries should post his book in the fiction section.

    September 6, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
  90. Carol

    To have a human being not admit any mistakes, especially Cheney (who should be in prison) is chilling.
    He and Palin have a lot in common.

    September 6, 2011 at 8:03 pm |
    • telrider

      Very well said.

      September 6, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
    • FIELD1stSGT

      Do you even know what the heades you're talking about?

      September 6, 2011 at 11:13 pm |
      • Ya No

        Seems more than obvious. Do you?

        September 7, 2011 at 10:18 am |
    • Lloyd Blanchard

      Cheney and Bush should be charged with crimes against humanity for their actions in deceiving the country and world about Iraq–costing untold thousands of lives. Put them both behind bars, I say!

      September 6, 2011 at 11:16 pm |
    • Starstuff

      In his condition it is like being in prison.

      Here is a guy that enjoys owning prisons, he enjoyed watching Iraqi prissiness being tortured, he lies, he should be judged by an international war crimes tribunal, a racist, corrupt and unrepentant.

      Since his first heart attack he is always thinking if today will be his last day on earth and he is just a duracell battery away from being full dead.

      I think he is getting what he deserves.

      September 6, 2011 at 11:40 pm |
    • Peter

      What a strange man. Totally in denial. No mistakes made in Iraq? One of the most ill-conceived, sloppily executed campaigns in American history with virtually no occupation plan resulting in complete anarchy for weeks after the fall of Hussein, massive property destruction and looting with the end result a widespread hatred for Americans among the Iraqi people. This man is quite a piece of work!

      September 6, 2011 at 11:44 pm |
  91. Darryl Sadler

    AND, He's "not a crook" either!

    September 6, 2011 at 8:01 pm |
  92. wildhorse

    shecky are you for real. It's called the truth, not hatred and lies....those are reserved for the republi-CONS.they lie so much that to even themselves they think it's true..Seems if they say enough times it becomes fact, esp.IF YOU don't look/read anything else to verify Facts.

    September 6, 2011 at 7:59 pm |
    • FIELD1stSGT

      You certaily are showing the mentality of the Liberals. Aren't you blind follower who can't face facts your man is dead in the water? He is belly up and floating.

      September 6, 2011 at 11:16 pm |
      • Robita

        It cracks me up that you call a liberal a blind follower, when it's you so called conservatives that walk in lock step to the beat of the drumb of greed and destruction. The president's not dead in the water, it's the entire country, and it's easy to see who made our nation the mess it is now... "Conservatives". God bless you guys for taking a powerfull nation and reducing it to a third world haven for billionaires.

        September 7, 2011 at 4:10 am |
  93. crawbar

    Wolfie, just look at the faces in the photo, do you understand the difference?

    September 6, 2011 at 7:57 pm |
  94. Sad

    Dick Cheney is a man without a heart or a conscience.

    September 6, 2011 at 7:56 pm |
    • bluemax77

      or a friend...!!

      September 6, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
    • Glen

      That is an understatement. As the architect of our torture policy he should be charged with treason. This is the only way to correct the mistake and regain the rule of law. If Obama pardons him that would be fine, but only after he has been arrested and tried.

      September 6, 2011 at 11:24 pm |
    • Mike

      He's got heart that won't fail soon enough

      September 7, 2011 at 8:56 am |
  95. real woman

    Cheney didn't make any mistakes? Was shooting his friend intentional? And that was a personal mistake. Doesn't come close to his mistakes as a "VP" (or were they intentional, too) string 'em up.

    September 6, 2011 at 7:40 pm |
    • Larry L

      I understand he never apoligized for shooting his buddy. As a hunter I was trained to never pull the trigger unless I knew where the round was going. Oh yeah,, I learned that in the Army, something Cheney dodged rather than join. I'll bet the 6000 plus Soldiers who died because of this P.O.S. knew that rule...

      September 6, 2011 at 9:24 pm |
  96. Shecky

    This country would be FAR better off if George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were still in charge.
    And Wolf, – you are a PITIFUL interviewer. Your bias and hatred show clearly. Just like your disappointment was SO obvious the night Bush beat Kerry. I thought you were going to CRY then!!!

    September 6, 2011 at 7:24 pm |
    • Sad

      This country would be FAR better off if George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were still in charge???? I'm afraid Shecky that they'd be the ONLY ones left. They would have gone into hiding and gotten the rest of us nuked. That's pretty sick to think we'd be better off. Maybe you are right up there with them.

      September 6, 2011 at 8:00 pm |
      • horsey

        Bush and Cheney knew how to lead

        September 6, 2011 at 11:33 pm |
      • Peter

        Yeah, Horsey. They sure did know how to lead. They lead us into an abyss after having inherited a robust economy. Just to name one.

        September 7, 2011 at 2:00 am |
      • bluemax77

        Well they certainly led this nation into the gutter...!!

        September 7, 2011 at 4:10 am |
    • Carol

      If Bush and Cheney were still in charge there would be no country.

      September 6, 2011 at 8:05 pm |
      • John

        There will be no country if we don't oust those brainless tea baggers as well.

        September 6, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
      • El

        Intelligent people can disagree without name calling. I also think we would be better off with Bush and Cheney than Obama and Biden. But I respect the opinions of people who disagree with me. Some of the people on this blog are more into hating than thinking.

        September 6, 2011 at 11:12 pm |
      • Sandy

        I agree with you Carol! And just think...the Republican party is wanting to have anther Tx governor as Prez. Already had 2 from Tx and BOTH of them messed up this country so bad, it's going to take YEARS to unscrew. Please say NO to Perry. Only jobs he "created" in Texas was minimum wage jobs plus we lost 60,000 jobs but only 10,000 jobs filled. Still have hiring freeze on the "GOOD" jobs, like with the government or state and county. I have nightmares of want can happen if Perry is elected.

        September 6, 2011 at 11:14 pm |
      • FIELD1stSGT

        You Carol are an idiot. it is Obama who has destroyed this country and brought racial hatred back to the forefront. Now after all the babbling of the slobbering big lips about Palin and anyone else who opposed Obama. We are in a set back to way before the Civil War. So if this is what you want then bring it on? I personally am tired of the whining and crying for more handouts out of the idiots who follow Obama. Of course CNN will not post this for it is the truth and spoken harshly against Obama's people.

        September 6, 2011 at 11:23 pm |
      • Ya No

        Sarge: Have you noticed that Cheney supporters on this blog have forged a gigantic lead in the use of terms such as 'idiot', 'stupid', 'moron', etc? Does that mean anything to you? Are these the people you want leading this country?

        September 7, 2011 at 10:35 am |
    • George

      You're either a FOX news employee, Halliburton Employee, Top Rich 1% or a Red Neck with a 12 gauge shotgun sitting on porch and spitting tobacco in a can...claiming that Obama is a Muslim and not an American.

      September 6, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
      • horsey

        Yes we can!

        September 7, 2011 at 12:17 am |
    • superseena

      thanks for your comment help get the obama voters revved up...we'd hate to see bush2/perry win in 2012...everyone needs blind comments like yours to wake up and not repeat bad history..

      September 6, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
    • Charles

      Lets summarize GWB's tenure: Two recessions, two wars (one of which was by choice), wrecked education (NCLB), wrecked the environment (gutted EPA and every environmental regulation), wrecked science (only allowed politically agreeable science), wrecked half the Bill of Rights, wrecked our standing among the global community, utterly botched the response with Katrina... Did I miss anything?

      September 6, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
      • israel

        you forgot torture

        September 7, 2011 at 1:13 am |
      • Sandy thing. They redefined what is acceptable torture. ei...water boarding. It's not concerned torture in their eyes. But I do agree about everything else you said. Worst President ever!! Now they're wanting ANOTHER governor from Texas...oh please!! Strike three and USA loses!! Also remember, the last 3 years of dumba**'s presidency, his approval rating was below 30% and most of the time it was 25%. All Bush saw was a blank checkbook and started spending to help out HIS and Dick's friends. Will we (USA) ever recover??

        September 7, 2011 at 9:07 am |
    • horsey


      September 6, 2011 at 11:32 pm |
    • israel

      you seem to have forgetten a certain little RECESSION that occurred right before bush left office, and a stimulus package that he passed that did little to nothing to curb it.....also you seem to have forgotten about our surplus that melted away after bush took office

      September 7, 2011 at 1:12 am |
    • PaulC

      We certainly benefited from the 8 years they were in power.
      1. Doubled the deficit.
      2. Started a war based on lies.
      3. Justified torture.
      4. Alienated the rest of the civilized and uncivilized world.
      Yeah I feel the love.

      September 7, 2011 at 5:41 am |
  97. CyndyP

    Republicans have a way of telling you a lie and thinking you are going to believe it's the truth if they say it enough! Those days are over – and this lying sack of sheet and his imbecile President took only eight years to destroy all the good the Clinton administration had put in place in this country. Cheney is the worst of the worst and has had a long career of corruption that has gone unchallenged. I would love to see him spend the rest of his days in prison.

    September 6, 2011 at 7:23 pm |
    • Dave, CA

      may I live to see that day. Only a fool doesn't learn from their mistakes, but Cheney's no fool. He knew exactly what they were doing. He's a petty evil, lying little toad. Greedy to the core.

      September 7, 2011 at 8:38 am |
  98. Lou P

    Just the fact that he sits there in a shirt and tie INSTEAD of an orange jump suit speaks volumes not only of the narcissistic crazy person being interviewed but also on the narcissistic interviewer who fails completely to call him on his
    disease. Cheney should be arrested as a criminal. Blitzer should have his journalism degree revoked, assuming he has one.

    September 6, 2011 at 7:22 pm |
  99. wildhorse

    now if only ALL the american people would listen to what wolf pointed out, how much damage old scrub left in his wake...truly a war criminal , BOTH OF THEM...wish they would be tried...that would really open the public's eyes for what is going on...but it never will the rest of the world looks down on us

    September 6, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
  100. Mitchell

    Dick Cheney should be on trial for war crimes, not allowed to make money from a book tour. He, George Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleeza Rice, and all the other regime conspirators belong in prison for the rest of their miserable, pathetic little lives. They are collectively guilty of illegally invading a country, then torturing and slaughtering HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of its innocent men, women and children. These lowlife pieces of garbage should be tried for torture and genocide, not allowed to remain free to profit from their crimes via speaking engagements. It is exceedingly hypocritical to be calling for the capture of Ghaddafi, Al Qaeda heads and other war criminals when we do absolutely nothing about the ones here at home. Our country's priorities are VASTLY messed up.

    September 6, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
    • John

      I am with you 100% on your comments about what the real consequences should be for this heartless narcissist and his pals. The only thing we all CAN do is vote all of these types out of office.

      September 6, 2011 at 8:07 pm |
    • mike are ignorant, pal. Hundreds of thousands slaughtered??? By al-queda and the like.

      September 6, 2011 at 11:06 pm |
      • israel

        would it have happened if we invaded iraq?? nope probably not....remember al qaedia wasn't in iraq until we invaded

        September 7, 2011 at 1:09 am |
    • horsey

      Bush and Cheney are heroes. The current President doesn't deserve to stand in their shadow. Gutsy, principled men.

      September 6, 2011 at 11:35 pm |
      • Caron

        Okay. I'll bite. What heroic acts did they perform?

        September 7, 2011 at 12:46 am |
      • BigSir

        Yeah. They got a lot of OTHER people killed for absolutely no reason. real heroes.

        September 7, 2011 at 1:07 am |
      • Peter

        Oh, yeah, very gutsy and principled. They had the guts to fight for the principle of invading a country on false pretenses, of lying to the American people (resulting in the completely unecessary deaths of Americans and countless more deaths of Iraqi civilians), they inherited a robust economy and tanked it about as bad as a depression by the time they were through, they broke all sorts of American principles like torture, they ignored New Orleans and people died as a result, because the culture there is not what they believe in, and on and on and on. Let's compare that to Obama, a guy who's putting country before his own party, a guy who believes in defending American principles of decency and compassion, a man who ousted a dictator just now without the loss of a single American life. A man who has restored respect for the United States after your darling Bush/Cheney duo weakened our standing in the world. What drugs are you on?

        September 7, 2011 at 1:57 am |
      • bluemax77

        Oh yeah for sure – and Hitler was humanitarian...!!

        September 7, 2011 at 4:08 am |
      • PaulC

        If you really knew the meaning of the word "heroes" you would not apply it to these two. If you described them as manipulative, cowardly, self serving, egotistical, and totally lacking in ethics you would be much more correct. Try again.

        September 7, 2011 at 5:38 am |
      • Doug

        Please.. Why do you think Obama got elected?

        September 7, 2011 at 7:41 am |
      • JPX

        You're being sarcastic, right, horsey? Please tell me you're joking. If you're unable to understand that 8 years of awful policies from one of the worst administrations in US history is what got us into this huge mess than you're delusional. You think they're "heroes". Wow, what color is the sky in your world? What exactly is heroic about destroying the US economy? By the way, it seems to me that Obama accomplished what those two dopes failed to do, catch Bin Laden. Republicans = mission failed; Democrats = MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

        September 7, 2011 at 7:54 am |
      • Slowgun

        Bush and Cheney heros???Gutsy principled men???

        How much guts does it take to send others into a war?

        Now that we Americans know the truth about Saddam and Irqa, we see that threre wasn't a single reason out there to justify a war.

        9/11 happened on their watch. They did keep us safe, and had no idea how to respond...

        We are in the mess we are in now because of the shape they left the country in.

        September 7, 2011 at 8:12 am |
      • tcaros

        Bush is an elitist and ant-American. You're easily fooled by these 2 evil men, Bush and Cheney.

        September 7, 2011 at 8:41 am |
      • LOL

        Troll plan and simple

        September 7, 2011 at 8:44 am |
      • Greg Hamby

        cheney/bush are liars and criminals and should be in prison or searching for landmines in Iraq. Bringers of death,misery and debt who worked for their corrupt corporate buddies. Their election was fraudulent . They were one of the worst thing to happen to this country ever. We are all paying the cost of their foolhardiness. Anyone who cheers for them is blind.
        Sincerely, Greg Hamby

        September 7, 2011 at 8:53 am |
      • DE

        Where were you between 2000-2008 while the Bush/Cheney gang was running this country into the ground? Obama has more integrity in his little finger than those other 2 have total. The Bush/Cheney thugs told almost 1,000 lies to get us into Iraq so Bushy could avenge the attempt on his father's life and as a result over 4,000 Americans have died and probably over a trillion dollars wasted just for hin to "get even". Thye should be tried for treason and war crimes.

        September 7, 2011 at 10:20 am |
      • Tracy722

        Bush and Cheney gutsy? They never made our country better it was more like Jr. wanting to finish what daddy Bush could not in Iraq and Cheney he's the devils spit. I'm sure Cheney has no regrets, he's not studpid, he's deliberatly saying to the world arrogantly that's what they wanted and that's what they did. I would like to know from the people who voted for them if they felt Bush Jr. was living upto what he sold them? I hold the people who voted for these crooks just as responsible.

        September 7, 2011 at 10:34 am |
      • St. Peter

        Gutsy? Who isn't with a loaded weapon. Principled? Hardly. To say these men had a few ethical shortcomings is like saying Jeffrey Dahmer suffered from an eating disorder.

        September 7, 2011 at 10:59 am |
      • avi

        principled men, eh? no apologies whatsoever, eh? Wonder what he will say when he gets to the pearly gates? No apologies either....he he Cheney himself used to say.."you make your own bed"....guess what.... he'll have to "sleep" in it when he gets up there..but you guys don't care about any of have it all figured out right? lol

        September 7, 2011 at 11:00 am |
      • Nils

        Heroes? George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are heroes? The word for someone who refuses to admit or acknowledge they have made a mistake is not "Hero". Heroes dont send others to die for them for arbitrary reasons, heroes admit when they make mistakes. Bush and Cheney for 8 years swindled the American People out of their money, liberty and security. To say that they are heroes because they found themselves in elected office during 9/11, and to say that nobody else could have done a better job is ludicrous.

        September 7, 2011 at 11:17 am |
    • Peter

      Hear, hear! Through the bums in jail for war crimes!

      September 7, 2011 at 1:58 am |
    • Cary

      Mitchell, I agree. Good post.

      September 7, 2011 at 10:38 am |
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