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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. Marc L from NY

    I am not agreeing or disagreeing with the VP. I will say that a vast majority of people have no idea what it means to make major decisions that affect millions of people's lives. A wildly vast majority of people could never grasp the concept of seeing such a large, complex picture. Of course that doesn't stop them from believing that they are right in their criticisms.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
    • boyamidumb

      And then again, many of us can, and we see the picture without the greed and avarice this man brought to it. Plus an agenda that resulted in great profit for he and his buddies, for the Bush family and the pipleine through Afghanistan. You can't be so ignorant as not to have studied a little of the region and the backgrounds of the players involved. Making decisions for "millions" had nothing to do with it. Making decisions for $$ billions certainly did!

      September 7, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
  2. Rationality

    Crazy person – has no idea that they are crazy...
    Narcissistic person – has no idea that they "can" be wrong...
    Selfish person – put's their concerns over the welfare of others...

    Well, not that it is a huge suprise, looks like Cheney fits the bill, and it isn't, and WASN'T, a pleasurable experience for the country. Thankfully he is gone, so can we please stop with the sideshow viewing already!

    September 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  3. POD

    What was the point of having him on your show Wolf.....other than to pitch his book to make money. Like you didn't know what he would say? What were you thinking? That after some soft soap pseudo intellectual proding this Prince of Darkness would break down in a weeping, confessing blob of guilt, admit his crimes and beg for forgiveness? Why do you provide a stage for such scum to spout their propoganda?

    September 7, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
  4. nancy cook

    Some of do learn that is why we don't make the same mistake twice. That administration could not even count much less do anything else. If the votes had been counted right they would not have been in office.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
  5. matt

    Not much longer until he bites it...and the world will be a better place.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
  6. mightyfudge

    We should hold an international raffle. $10 a ticket. Winner gets to pull the trigger on this inhuman hemorrhoid. Bet the ticket sales would pay off the deficit in about a week.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
  7. Mark

    Rewrite history. Bleet a lie enough times, and stupid people will believe it's the truth! The sheeple will believe! Sheesh! Hopefully, people will realize who and what Cheney really is, and the horrible things he has done, and is doing, and not validate him by buying his incredible fiction! But people in this country seem to have a very short memory. That is a crying shame. Ugliness should never be validated or rewarded. Ever. Cheney will go down in history as the worst thing that ever darkened our democracy.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
  8. Colony

    What about that guy he shot in the face? Will he admit that that was a mistake?

    September 7, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
  9. Joan

    Evil, evil guy – history will make a mockery of him and all his evil ways. Hope he reads all of this so he can see how much we hate him and how insignificant he was and is currently. I wish he would just go away and keep his mouth shut. It makes me mad when the media encourages his BS.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
  10. Dawood

    Well future will tell if he was right or wrong, for he passed the point of no return., but USA as a financial power is gone for good because people like him didn't have a full picture of what will happen in Iraq after Saddam. Iraq today is a good partner of Iran and that is a big mistake he didn't want to admit to Wolf B. in this interview. I feel sorry for the American people and especially Tax payers whom they got penalized for this miscalculation of war expenses. US economy will R.I. P same thing that happen to USSR after invading Afganstan, but Russia has Oil, Natural gas, Gold, Diamond and other natural resorces that they don't buy it.
    US economy needs a miracle to survive again, everything is coming from China LOL. I'm not sure how Bankers didn't see this coming, as well as the politicians in the White House during G. Bush the son adminstration.
    My prayers gose to those women and men in the uniform and their families.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
  11. Sal

    CNN, I guess 'mea culpas' was too confusing for your readers so you switched the headline to 'apologies?

    September 7, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
  12. bdgfn

    Wait...Dick Cheney refuses to admit he made any mistakes, and that's news? How? The man is, always was, and always will be delusional. It is a testament to the resiliency of this country that we survived him and Bush, and even moreso that we survived them both at the same time!

    September 7, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
  13. The Final Word

    And Bush is too stupid to know that this guy is filleting him.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:23 pm |
  14. Phil

    The incoherent ramblings of an angry bitter old man! He should simply go away...the world has moved on and prefers to forget that sorry episode of American history he helped orchestrate

    September 7, 2011 at 2:23 pm |
  15. DebC

    So grateful he and his 'cronies' are stewing in their putrid juices on the back burner... doesn't matter what he says...the outcome remains unchanged. Our country IS WORSE off for having seated these men and women. No one can dispute that. This man is irrelevant, useless, and thankfully 'out to pasture' dodging history's truth. He's a gnat on the arse of an old worn out mule. Let him wander in his uselessness. Nothing but a shadow in the darkness. Throw on a light and puff he's gone.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm |
    • boyamidumb

      When are people going to understand – this was not about OUR country or any country. These people see themselves well above the masses and the true guides to the future of this planet. And sadly they seem to be correct. They are driven not by high moral ethics, but by the most base instincts for power, money, and all that it brings with it. They could care less if this is the U.S. or any other "country." Governments are bought an paid for today, perhaps more than they have ever been before in civilized history.

      September 7, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
    • pat carr

      you summed up Shame-me in every way!

      September 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  16. PZprio

    Gotta love the bias shown in these features. I'm waiting to see the one with the headline "Obama Not Apologizing for Failures". (I'm prepared, as Adali Stevenson once said, to wait 'till hell freezes over).

    September 7, 2011 at 2:20 pm |
  17. USwatcher

    Once...I thought I made a mistake...but I was wrong.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:20 pm |
  18. garwin1

    Dick Cheney is simply a hoser. Nothing good will ever come from an object such as him.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:18 pm |
  19. woodrow

    I agree he didn't make 'mistakes'. But his results were absolutely abysmal. There is great irony for the GOP in this. They promote bad policy and call it good policy.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  20. Dean

    After watching the video I have concluded that the headline must be a mistake. I saw nothing in the clip where he refused to admit to any mistakes as vice-president. What I do see in the article though were several I's. This seemed more like a tongue-lashing than an interview. In the clip I didn't see Wolf let him give an uninterrupted answer. This was obviously more about Wolf getting his opinions in than Cheney answering questions.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:14 pm |
  21. JOE

    You see the problem with politicians like Dick Cheyney is that they feel empowered and invincible because no matter what they do in office, whether it's committing us to a senseless and painful war with untold consequences or run us into the ground with the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, there are still scores of Americans out there who are ignorant, complacent and blind enough to keep voting for them like they did in the midterm election. No, Dick Cheyney feels no remorese and has to regrets or guilty feelings because he thinks the blood of the American people are not as pure and sacred as his own. But God be with you Dick.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:14 pm |
  22. pat carr

    Look! all 10 of cheney's supporters have flocked here to post!

    September 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm |
    • Mark

      Well put! Thank you for pointing out the obvious.

      September 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
  23. Mark

    What to say about Dick Cheney?.... let me see..... how to start? How about; "It's hard to tell what he's saying because of all the blood dripping from his mouth." That's a quote from a while back. Very apropos. No heartbeat? How perfect is that?

    He was THE worst thing that has happened (and I use the word "thing" on purpose) to our nation in two hundred years. Further words about "it" pale, or become way too obscene to write.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:10 pm |
    • Dean

      In calling him the worst thing that ever happened to this country you put your woefully inadequate knowledge of american history on full display. Believe me, I am not defending Cheney, but do you really believe that he did something worse than Lincoln and his scorched earth policy and Jackson's trail of tears genocidal act against the Native Americans? I think you have been hittin' the hyperbole a little hard.

      September 7, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
      • Mark

        I disagree, Dean. Darth Cheney, and his flunky puppet, "Dubya" Bush, along with the idiot media that reported about them, (Fox noise and others) have stupidly led this country into the 2nd Depression it's in today. Taking a huge surplus and making a deficit in eight years, giving massive tax cuts to the rich and big business, pushing deregulation that allowed Wall Street to become even more corrupt than it already was...
        History has had it's bad times, but all those pale compared to the collection of illegal activities that happened during the "Bush years". the list is endless; Illegal torture, wire taps, arrests without warrants. All that trumps anything that happened in our past. By a long shot!

        September 7, 2011 at 3:42 pm |
    • Georgia Sakelos

      This man should not be allowed to be writing his neo-con memoires as a free man, he should be in jail along with the rest of his cronies!!

      September 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
  24. Eric

    It's good to know Cheney and Bush made no mistakes; running two wars on the nation's credit card; slashing taxes for the rich while jacking up spending, ignoring the 4th amendment, etc.; it wasn't until the nation starting thinking about electing a "socialist" [sic] that everything started going down!

    September 7, 2011 at 2:09 pm |
    • Vernon

      Every now and then I hear some liberal talking about the "hate speech" coming from the right. SO glad to know that on the left we have this island of calm rationality in the midst of an overwrought sea of hostility. Love coming here. You guys are always good for a laugh.

      September 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
  25. Meech

    I understand psychopaths have no conscience so Cheney having no regrets surprises me not in the least.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:06 pm |
    • NoWayWeNeededThis

      Meech – DICK Cheney is not a psycopath – he is a sociopath. Refer to:

      September 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm |
  26. SpiderCNN

    Cheney is one of the main suspects for the thermo nuclear demolition of WTC buildings, the missile attack on pentagon and
    shut down of the flight 93. Listen to the testimony of Norman Menita, as he describes how Cheney ordered complete standby as the object (allegedly airplane) was approaching pentagon. Cheney took over NORAD on 911.
    Search for "norman mineta 911" on google or youtube.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:06 pm |
  27. Nobody Listened

    When the Iraq war was proposed, everyone I knew in the USA called me names for saying the Iraq war was a major error and an invasion, not a response. Whether you like Hussein or not (and the man was a major tyrant), this was an act of war instigated by the USA. Cheney and Bush did commit war crimes. Cheney and Powell are very evil – but there were all kinds of comment towards Canadians ("back stabbers", "not for us – you're against us!") when the obvious was pointed out and nobody listened then. Now the majority of people deny their own complicity. He is evil – but blindly following was bad too and rare it was then to hear any American say "No".

    September 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm |
    • pat carr

      good post. i was never for the wars, not from day 1 nor did i care what anyone said about it. they were clearly wrong.

      September 7, 2011 at 2:16 pm |
    • extra medium

      Canadians should keep their nose out of US foreign policy and stick to what they know best; which is making techno and fake reality shows about alcoholic trailer-trash. I-told-you-so's are a bad look for you guys... Besides, what are you doing posting on CNN? I think Epic Mealtime is on...

      September 7, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
    • horsey

      what do you do for a living?

      September 7, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
    • missLolitaTn

      No one listened or is listening to us Americans that said this is all BS about Iraq.......Whats a nation to do....No wonder the rest of the world thinks americans are stooopid people. I am just realizing at age 45 we have been given THE KOOL-AID

      September 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
  28. Socrates

    War criminals do not apologize. Do you know anyone who have done it? Sometimes I even feel sorry for Bush who was under Cheney "supervision". This guy is the closer human being closer to Hitler. Give him the chance to prove it he will do it gladly.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm |
  29. telrider

    Evil never regrets. Never apologizes.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
  30. bluemax77

    Where do we find these lunatics...??

    September 7, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
  31. Bill

    This guy should have been in prison, but I guess if they can find Casey Innocent they can find Chenney Innocent too. Some folks you are just glad when it is time for their funeral.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:01 pm |
  32. Luigi

    He made no mistakes over those 8 years? Uh huh.

    Every mentally competent human makes mistakes once they've lived long enough. A typo is a mistake. Saying the wrong word is a mistake. Sheesh

    September 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm |
  33. George

    A real life size terrorist for you right there ladies and gentlemen...

    September 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
  34. Peter Hans Frohwein

    Dick Cheney (defined): see hubris.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
  35. Karl

    This guy rocks. Does what is right, not neccessarily what is popular. Need more like him today.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
    • Will

      Work for Haliburton I take it? Not related to 4000+ soldiers who died in a war waged against a country that not only had nothing to do with 9/11, and had had nothing to do with al-Queda, but was actually Bin Laden's ENEMY?

      September 7, 2011 at 2:01 pm |
    • pat carr

      Yet another Cheney-bot supporter.

      September 7, 2011 at 2:04 pm |
    • JoJo in Boston

      Reply to Karl: If more were like him, we'd have no soldiers, since he was a draft dodger.

      September 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm |
      • Karl

        I served. Did you? I had friends that died. Did you? Sometimes unpleasant things are required to protect the way of life we enjoy. I am sure you don't understand, because if you did you would not be critical of this leaders actions.

        Shame on you.

        September 7, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
    • pat carr

      The only rocks are in your head

      September 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm |
    • steve buck

      karl find more like him in one of these great countries. venezuela, russia, iran, north korea, syria former serbia. just a list of places where you can find "more like him" i.e. war mongering old men out for self promotion on a global stage.

      September 7, 2011 at 2:21 pm |
    • Russell

      I agree on all points, Karl

      September 7, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
    • Reload

      Thanks Mr. Cheney. The world is full of second guessers, whiners and people afraid to make a decision. Thanks for preventing more attacks on US soil. Waterboarding worked.

      September 7, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
  36. JoJo in Boston

    "I had other priorities in the '60s than military service." Dick Cheney, war profiteer and strong advocate of preemptive/preventative war and the use of torture, when asked about his multiple draft deferments during the Vietnam War.

    “I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil.” Alan Greenspan, 2007, Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve 1987-2006.

    "I have indicated it was not in conformity with the U.N. Charter. From our point of view, from the charter point of view, it was illegal." Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, speaking on the American invasion of Iraq, September 16, 2004.

    "There were not sufficient reasons to unleash a war against Iraq. ……It was right to resist the war.” Pope Benedict XVI

    “It is essential not to lose sight of the moral dimension of war. ……..The War in Iraq did not even come close to satisfying the requirements of a just war.” Ron Paul

    September 7, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
    • horsey

      "I've been in 57 left to go", Barrack Obama

      September 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  37. thinkagain

    In 8 years: A $1 trillion TARP bailout – but all the GOP condemn Obama for his stimulus programs. No WMDs – THEY would have started the Iraq war for ANY reason; Bush was determined to have this war. Two wars THEY started that are still costing us $10 million plus a month. National debt doubled from $5 trillion to $10 trillion and the recession started on THEIR watch, putting us on the brink of a depression, even though THEY inherited a strong economy and surplus from Clinton. And now THEY ALL blame our current mess on Obama and expect him to clean up THEIR mess in just a couple of years in office! HYPOCRITES!!!

    September 7, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
    • Russell

      you know, for six of those 8 years the dems were in control of both houses of congress...that mean anything to you, or are you still suffering from BDS 3 years after the fact?

      September 7, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
      • ThinkAgain

        A different "Thinkagain" did the original post, but here's an answer to Russell's comment, "you know, for six of those 8 years the dems were in control of both houses of congress ..."

        No, for 6 of Bush's 8 years REPUBS were in control of both Houses of Congress. Also, Bush passed his tax cuts using reconciliation (a simple majority vote), completely side-stepping the usual legislative process.

        September 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm |
    • Rob

      The cost-of-war project at Brown University has just released an estimate of the total cost to the US of Bush and Cheney's two wars at around $4 trillion, which turns out to be equivalent to the country's cumulative budget deficits from 2005 – 2010 (source: The Economist, Sept 3, 2011). All this nonsense about not being able to afford social security, medicare, etc. is nonsense. What we cannot afford are multiple wars to keep the oil companies happy.

      September 7, 2011 at 3:07 pm |
  38. alanjay1

    There are thousands and thousands of American, Afghan, and Iraqi families that have plenty to regret, but it's such a relief that Mr. Cheney's conscience is so clear

    September 7, 2011 at 1:53 pm |
    • Radiant

      Well said.

      September 7, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
    • Russell

      as it should be. Well said. I would imagine most of those American regretters voted O/B/08?

      September 7, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
  39. rcpr

    (Craig) yeah, you pick your man Cheney – right! Funny, C-he-ney wouldn't stand by anyone to fight. He wouldn't hesitate to send someone else. Yeah, you got your man... So your world is better now because of all the thousands that have died for your man with all his coorporate ties. Talk about nieve...

    September 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm |
  40. Luau

    I find anyone who feels they have nothing to feel regret about or apologize for to be a bit frightening. That attitude leads me to believe they are either: delusional, megalomaniacs, or sociopaths who have no caring about how their actions affect those around them as long as they get what they want. Scary.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
  41. ja

    well hitler didn't apologize either, there is evil on continent and of each era in time, evil is what dick represents, do you expect any thing of him

    September 7, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
  42. emtoone

    What is the face of evil? Look at Dick Cheney.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:46 pm |
  43. BPPACK

    WAR CRIMINAL...and he knows it. tens of thousands killed, a country in ruins, and the US economy in shambles – all based on his lies and all so he could satisfy his enormous ego.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:46 pm |
  44. Dave

    Haven't we all learned yet? Conservatives can't be trusted because they don't learn from mistakes. They just keep making them over and over again.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:45 pm |
  45. Radiant

    Dick Cheney is an evil man. He has no regret for anything that doesn't affect him. But I am sure the millions of Iraqis who were killed, maimed and displaced in his trumped up war have plenty of regrets. The current corrupt Iraqi government is nothing to brag about either. And his philosophy that it's torture if you do it, but "enhanced interrogatio" if we do it, doesn't cut either. Cheney is a common, garden variety war criminal and I hope he gets his day at the Hague.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:43 pm |
  46. Anchorite

    So Cheney refuses to admit his mistake in both giving weapons to Saddam Hussein in the 1980's so he could invade Iran but won't admit he made a mistake in removing Saddam in 2003 for not being involved in 9/11? I guess he's consistent. Cheney consistently gives weapons to dictators and only removes them if they DON'T use them on people.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
  47. horsey

    Conservatives are the doers and the liberals are the complainers, the blamers–current President is a big example of that. "It's not my fault", "I inherited this problem", "I have bad luck", blah blah blah blah. Is there an adult in the (white) house?

    September 7, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
    • pat carr

      " Conservatives are the doers" (Of Evil)

      September 7, 2011 at 2:07 pm |
  48. Jim

    What about shooting his buddy in the face? No? Nothing?

    September 7, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
  49. franpar

    This guy is the ultimate in hubris and self denial. He and bush deserved each other. One, the most ignorant President we ever had and the other the most egotistical and influential Veep we've ever had. Historically they will go down as abject FAILURES!

    September 7, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
  50. horsey

    The big difference between a liberal and a conservative is a conservative will do what has to be done. A liberal will complain that no one else is doing anything about a problem while doing nothing himself to fix the problem. That's why the military is overwhelmingly conservative, and they do get the job done. The conservatives like Cheney do the dirty work that the liberals are too cowardly to take care of.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
    • pat carr

      Actually a conservative will lie to get his agenda through. If you can't see the lies, i really feel sorry for you

      September 7, 2011 at 2:09 pm |
      • horsey

        Patt, Patt, Patt-just 'cause you say it don't make it true. That's the problem with you liberals. You say a lot but you don't read and think and reason. Try reading and reasoning. It'll do you good. Still waitin' for that Hope 'n Change. Still waiting for that photo of Clinton or Biden in a military uniform (and not because they were playing dress-up while visiting a base). Bush Sr. and Jr. served in the military. Biden ran for Congress when McCain was still in a Vietnamese prison. Wow–now ain't that a kick in the head? Obama–well, we had no wars when he was of age, but I didn't see him running to enlist. Funny how so many military back up these guys and you all are always complaining that Cheney didn't serve in the military. He was my Defense Secretary in Desert Storm, and he did a bang-up job. Without Conservatives, the Middle East would be a mass dictatorship with nuclear weapons. Don't worry Mr. Cheney–you have to judge the source before you take these morons seriously. I was there–I know what you did, and you're all right. Rock on!

        September 7, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
  51. SirDirtiness

    A bit of history for you. With the corporate tax breaks and internet boom the economy took off right after Clinton took office. The last 3 years and witness that policy changes take a long time before they impact the economy. So Clinton inherited the good economy!! I also remember quite well that the economy was already going in the toilet in 2001. Sept 11th just put it over the edge and 2002 was rough. So Bush, imo, inherited that economy. Though I do agree that we spent plenty on post tragedy agenda without thinking about tomorrow. Tomorrow has arrived and we're in the crapper.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:30 pm |
  52. Mike, Albany

    He did not personally suffer at all from the misery inflicted on this country by the Bush administration, so of course, he has no regrets. If there ever was an example of an individual with no soul, he is it.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
  53. fedupwithla

    Mr Cheney is a weird dude, and very representative of this country. Loved by some – loathed by others (or nearly everyone else). He seems to be admired by the 60+ generation, but ignored or hated by those younger. How will history judge him? It's too early to tell. How would the world have gotten rid of Saddam if it weren't for the "warmongers" Bush and Cheney and their committee (Condi and, what was the SecDef's name?)? Good, bad, who knows? But, they are all out of there, and it is time for America to move on. Let's hope for a better world for us all . . . minus Saddam . . . minus THEM!

    September 7, 2011 at 1:27 pm |
  54. SirDirtiness

    Ever notice how Blitzer blatantly stages his interviews to coincide with Obama agenda. CNN is more than obligatory? Just another preemptive strike to justify upcoming Obama policies proposals.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
    • NC Mom

      Cheney is out pushing his book. That's the reason the interview took place now. He's out there being interviewed by every network pushing for sales.

      September 7, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
    • stejo're so stupid. Cheney's selling his book. Cheney is calling the shots when doing these interviews – blatantly obvious. He's just out to sell some books.

      September 7, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
  55. COlady

    This POS is a war criminal and should be behind bars!!!

    September 7, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
  56. Michigan_Joe

    Cheney has been in denial for years, living cloistered and protected for his own good way out in Wyoming. If this man really thinks that much of himself, he is delusional. He is the face of the GOP. That is why we are in the mess we are today. Arrogant self serving and out of touch, he thinks he is untouchable. Keep thinking that way Dick.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
  57. Grand Oil Party

    The people here defending cheney are cracking me up. flamingos with their heads in sand. let me all ask you this – if bush and cheney were to say that the country would have raise tax dollars to pay for iraq so our kids would not have to shoulder this burden – would you have reelected them?

    September 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
    • horsey

      Sure would. I don't have kids. So what you're trying to say is, it's not about right and wrong, it's just about you not wanting to pay to do good in the world. Now there's a typical liberal stance–we don't want to pay anything! Let someone else pay! Let someone else fix the world! Make the rich pay for our benefits! We had bad parents! We weren't raised right! It's not our fault! In the meantime, guys like me served the country and paid the price to get rid of the bad guys so you could exercise your right to whine. Right and wrong don't have a price tag, DUDE!

      September 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
    • lisa

      i never voted for him to begin with!

      September 7, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
  58. JayDeeT

    In the future, Cheney will indeed be thoroughly scrutinized by responsible historians and other scholars. It will be too bad he won't be around to see and hear their verdicts. There's no doubt that he will be correctly judged a monster! Aaron Burr was, perhaps, the only other Vice-President in American History who was as devious, conspiratorial, and capricious, but not quite as malevolent and conciously vicious as Cheney, even though Burr killed his rival, Hamilton, in a duel. The day will happily come when we can all celebrate with a hearty, "good riddance!"

    September 7, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
  59. LaramieAssamed

    Dick, whatever you have say to sleep at night

    September 7, 2011 at 1:18 pm |
  60. Put him on trial

    He should be on trial for war crimes with Bush

    September 7, 2011 at 1:17 pm |
  61. Arrogant

    Of course he wouldn't admit mistakes, he is as arrogant as they come. He is in a long line of arrogant politicians, both republican and democrat. Of course he won't say the war in Iraq was a mistake, he and his cronies have made a fortune off of it while the American taxpayer is still paying for it. The economy problems we have now set squarely on his and W's shoulders.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:15 pm |
    • Inash

      Brown Picks Biden ApartBiden acted stupidly.Will Biden cducnot a beer summit ? The Magic 8-Ball indicates: very likely .Will the beer summit repair Biden's image? The Magic 8-Ball indicates: not likely .Will Biden continue to suffer from foot-in-mouth syndrome? The Magic 8-Ball indicates: yes .

      April 4, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
  62. Eltrip

    Nothing like arrogance and hubris all rolled into one.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
  63. Ron

    Shamelessness is one trait that is shared among all ideologues, from mullahs of Iran, to Ahmadinejad and to Bush and Cheney, of course. It's such a drain on body and soul to watch this man add insult to our injuries inflicted by him and his boss in a dreadful 8 years of the Bush Administration. Shame on you, Dick Cheney,, really

    September 7, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
  64. me

    A sociopath to the core. The man is incapable of guilt, and/ or seeing his wrongdoing in anything. Should be in prison. I place him on an equal level with Vladimir Putin as far as 'dirtbaggitude' is concerned.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
  65. Another Joe

    It is easy to have no regrets when you have no soul. Cheney has always been a business man and his business is war. He and Haliburton must have been salivating when Bush Jr made it to the Republican ticket and then he was picked up for VP. We may not have seen him much in the spot light, but he sure had his hands in the mess that made the Iraq War. Its not the fact we went there, but the fabricated and misleading justification Cheney and Rumsfeld used to get us overthere, and the worse part is that we went with a third of the force that was needed to complete the mission. Many lives were lost due to his adventurism and war mongering. He can have no regrets, but he rest of us regret that he ever made it back into the White House... especially as VP.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:13 pm |
  66. donna rochester

    Arrogant doesn't even come close to describing this evil excuse of a man. "Pride goeth before a fall" the bible says and I think his fall is long over due. His despicable conceit makes me nauseous.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:12 pm |
  67. mizh

    You're so right, Justice. Yep, it's always everyone else's fault... that is EXACTLY WHY this country is going down the drain... and no one wants to admit their mistakes. If there truly was justice in the world, Cheney and Co. would all be lifers in prison.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
  68. Ken Long, Esq.

    He has nothing to apologize for.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
  69. The Truth

    Dick Cheney is a very, very, very evil man.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
  70. Alfonrock

    In the words of Hermann Göring himself: “Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship. ...voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country. ”

    September 7, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
  71. felines

    Boy o boy – do dumb dems live in a constant state of hatred for confident, self assertive, well spoken individuals. Such people serve to make dumb dems look even punier, bitter and scapegoating. But then look at the dem model – an lying, effete, skinny blowhard that has lived on the govt largresse most of his life. That model does not challenge the weak. But a Cheney model requires a backbone. Except for the hysterionics coming from dumb dems, there is no spine.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
  72. Cronus

    Cheney is a legend in his own mind. I dispised him, but not for the reasons liberals do, but because of his arrogance and ignorance. He thinks he's right all the time. He destroyed the Grumann Corporation because of his grudge that they dared defy him. He protected Rumsfelt not allowing the Pentegon or the Bush Administration the opportunity to make adjustments in the Iraq War. He made money for Haliburton at the expense of the tax payer and the war effort. When Bush finally woke up it was too late. Cheney was the Rasputin that ruin the Bush preseidency.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
  73. farzonak

    I am wondering why the heck do people (CNN and other networks) ask for Cheney opinion on anything. He has done so much damage to this country and should be hang as a war criminal for charges against humanity. What a scared sadistic sick lunatic.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
  74. Kelly

    Dick Cheney, the guy who had other things to do during the Vietnam war is a war criminal and should be put on trial. This man is a despicable liar living in a fantasy world. I will celebrate his death, vermin like him deserve to die for what they have done to this Country. The sooner this event takes place the better off the world will be.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
  75. ErikS

    Love the way he forgets that the tech bubble had burst before Bush had gotten in, same ol' BS.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
  76. bean

    This man is evil and Bush was his little puppet. The country went down the toilet because of them.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:55 pm |
  77. george_w_dufus

    only good thing to come out of this article is a major news network finally pinning the 1 trillion dollar tarp bill (and most of the deficit) on the republican party.

    They can't pin it on obama anymore.

    Republicans are notorious for increasing the debt and not saying a thing about it until a democrat is in office.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:55 pm |
  78. McGoo

    Cheney should be in prison. He was the puppet master for this administration. I don't really blame George as I don't believe he had where with all to grasp the entire situation. George was just there because he was electable, as Dick was not. Give it to the GOP, they got their guy in and he did their bidding. Then stole the 2nd term election from Gore.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
  79. Not All Docs Play Golf

    Mr. Cheney....please go back to the dugout...your turn at bat is over, and you fouled out badly. Your place in American history will go down next to Benedict Arnold.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
    • RATU

      I hope people aalculty get out there and vote. And help restore the system of checks and balances that this country needs. The ones that were so carelessly trampled over by the administration and this terrible excuse for a congress. I can't wait till I can aalculty vote as a US citizen.Love the video btw.

      April 4, 2012 at 8:11 am |
  80. palintwit

    He's filthier than Sarah Palin. Many of you will think that's not possible, but it's true.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:52 pm |
  81. Highhorse

    Really? Not even for shooting his pal while he was drunk?

    September 7, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
  82. ApolloXI

    Yes, good ol' Dick isn't sorry for not one thing. Not even shooting that guy with his hunting gun.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
  83. Jeff

    Just remember everyone is held accountable for their actions when their life passes.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
  84. James

    To think that the American people would let a group psychopaths run amok with the nation's foreign and domestic policies;no wonder now we come off to the world as a bunch of greedy murders.what a shameful thing to happen here.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
  85. Darkguardian1314

    What about that shotgun incident? Are you sorry about that? (~_^)

    September 7, 2011 at 12:48 pm |
  86. Craig

    Cheney is a tough, intelligent dude. Everyone wants to eat but doesn't want to see how the sausage is made. He made the sausage. He isn't going to fall for a bunch of liberals insisting he apologize for cleaning up a mess in Iraq where the dictator and his sons were killing and raping and torturing their own people. He also helped facilitate the war against Osama and the Taliban. If I were in a fight, he'd be my first pick to be a partner. I can't wait to read his book. As far as the president "prosecuting" him, well...if that happens, then every administration will prosecute the past one (assuming different political parties) for something...think about it. Cheney is a real leader and a real man...not a flip flop who only wants to borrow more money to create more useless government bureaucrats. Tell me one thing Joe Biden has done that demonstrates true leadership. This guy can't even stay awake during Obama's speeches!

    September 7, 2011 at 12:47 pm |
    • Jacob

      real men don't shoot hunting partners, real men admit mistakes. You have been hoodwinked by the Skull & Bones society

      September 7, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
    • pat carr

      Well you've certainly eaten plenty of his sausage. How did it taste?

      The Iraq War was to be based on WMD's (yeah those things that weren't found there), not on removing a dictator. Just more lies.

      Shame on you for supporting this deceitful beast. If he is your first pick in a fight, i truly feel sorry for you.

      September 7, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
    • bill bogart

      america is doomed...gone are the days where you hope your kids will be better off than you were.....welcome in china as the new superpower....the only thing america can do now is slowly imprison the people that live here....starting to weed out the middle class as we speak...soon it will be wealthy and poor only...hmmm...kind of reminds me of mother russia.....i hope ya'll enjoy the caste system, that's were we are all headed...relegated to nothing more than indentured servants.....god i hope a giant meteor hits the earth soon and ends it all....the human race is cancer spreading all over the globe and its time for earth to hit the reset button. see you all in the 5th dimension!

      September 7, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
    • Not All Docs Play Golf

      Sorry, Craig, looks like your former teachers didn't get any performanc bonuses. You flunked critical thinking.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
    • Iowan

      A single word comes to mind with respect to Mr. Cheney and intelligent isn't it. Ruthless is a more fitting term. You want Cheney on your side in a fight? Great, just don't turn your back on him. Reminder, we went to war ten years ago to go after the person responsible for 9/11. When did we get him? Just this year. Was it worth ten years of war and all the debt we created in the process? I don't think so.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
    • Harry Wortz

      He was/is a coward and a hypocrite. How many deferrals did he and Bush received to avoid a fight then has the audacity to send our young men and women into harms way?

      September 7, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
    • The Right Left

      The man is a war criminal by all international standards we judge world leaders with. Ghadaffi's crimes are no different than his and his gang that ruled the WH. He is lucky to be inside a very powerful country where he his protected from prosecution for his war crimes and crimes against humanity. If we were signatories to the Hague and ICC, this man would be bunking with the likes of Milosevic and Kradzic and hopefully Ghaddaffi. Our country has become a haven for people who want to commit crimes on our people and others. No wonder we are in the toilet and the world thinks poorly of us.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
    • me

      yes, yes. But here's the deal, he LIED TO US ABOUT ALL THAT OVER AND OVER AGAIN. If he had said "hey, we need to go into Iraq on humanitarian grounds to save the people from Saddam Hussein" we might have said okay (though probably not...and you know what, even though Iraq would still suck, the world would be a little safer with Saddam Hussein in it, ironically enough. removing him destabilized everything). Instead he fed us total bull about WMD's. THEN he tried to get the president to invade Iran. What a nut job. If you have ever wondered what a true sociopath looks like, it's Dick Cheney. The man is the living, breathing definition of the word. He's a liar, and is a criminal. End of story. I am not a Liberal by the way. I voted for Bush. I simply know a liar and a criminal sociopath when I see one. And Dick Cheney, well...he's a terrible, terrible person.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:11 pm |
    • Rob

      You poor, deluded sod. There are so many frightening aspects of your statements, not the least of which is a subjective, biased, recounting of events. Saddam was one of the main beneficiaries of our foreign policy from the Reagan '80's and before...remember the Iran-Irag war? Just like Noriega, he was our creature until he no longer played by our rules. I was in that area in the early '80's in the military, that's all I'll say about that. The arrogance and obfuscation of guilt by Cheney-Bush-Rumsfeld is a mote in the eye of this country. I am not a Democrat, yet I wish justice to be served by holding these individuals accountable by trial. Not to mention Cheney's war profiteering with Halliburton.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:16 pm |
    • ana

      Did you taste the sausage? How did it taste like, you bunch of Idiot right wing nuts who left country's economy in the drain talking about what? shame on you and your shameless politics.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
    • T

      Cheney is career politician that worked behind the scene since Dick Nixon. Narcissism does not make you good leader.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
    • Rob

      Mr. Cheney is a very prideful and totally incompetent man, and that's precisely how he became vice president. I will never vote for him again! Oh wait.....!

      September 7, 2011 at 1:22 pm |
    • horsey

      AMEN to THAT! Obama would never make it in the military. They'd pass him around the camp fire like a bag of chips.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:22 pm |
    • Thor

      Well said Mister.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
    • Jim

      Why do conservative ALWAYS have to bring up the democratic counterpoint during an argument? Well he was good because Joe Biden can't stay awake? You argument is called a red-herring and it is a basic logical fallacy. Go back to school before embarrassing yourself any further.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
    • Zach

      except we didn't go into Iraq to remove a dictator that was raping, killing etc.. we went into there to remove WMD's that were never there. He should apologize to the families of the American children he sent over, knowing full well what he was getting them into.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
    • Celeste Johnson

      This is a person who said not "pardoning" Scooter outright was leaving a "man on the battlefield". Now tell me...he was OUR VICE PRESIDENT, hired by the American people to serve them and so he is saying he was at WAR with the people he was serving?

      Can you not grasp his sick twisted psyche?

      September 7, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
    • Keith

      A real man admits mistakes were made. Mistakes were made... ask the thousands of innocent men, women and children who were slaughtered when the US went in to liberate Iraq from Saddam. Yes Saddam was a tyrant much like the many that have or are falling in various countries at the moment. But carpet bombing "potentially" correct locations via intelligence data and finding destroyed lives instead... yep... Cheney would do it just like he did in the first place...
      Not my kind of man... you can keep him and read his book. It's all personal BS anyway.
      And before you begin your anti-liberal response... I hang my hat neither to the right or the left but down the middle.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
    • cleareye1

      That kind of thing is going on all over the world and has been for eternity. If we have decide to be the world's police, prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner we should at least be honest about it and tell the world. We went after Saddam because he would not cooperate like our other more well behaved tyrants that we pay and protect. Wake up and smell the napalm.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
    • Thetruthhhurts

      Firstly you ignore the facts that the war on Iraq was an illegal war ,it was launched on made up intelligence and was not in anyway related to September eleven attacks to comment on the crimes of Saddam against his people. Who gives the U.S. power to militarily change a regime causing the death of 100,000+ civilians.The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were run by a bunch of corrupt and greedy contractors who sometimes contributed to the noncombat related death of U.S. troops.I would never choose Cheney as a partner in anything as he is more likely to shoot you in the face than hit the target.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
    • Lean6

      The American public was scammed into this arrangement of Cheney and Bush. Bush had the name and electibility, and Cheney had the undisclosed locations.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm |
    • CNNcommentersAREretarded

      Yeah but he was saying that there was only ONE way to make that sausage. HIS WAY. I find that hard to believe

      September 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm |
    • sopRock

      Firstly you ignore the facts that the war on Iraq was an illegal war ,it was launched on made up intelligence and was not in anyway related to September eleven attacks to comment on the crimes of Saddam against his people. Who gives the U.S. power to militarily change a regime causing the death of 100,000+ civilians.The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were run by a bunch of corrupt and greedy contractors who sometimes contributed to the noncombat related death of U.S. troops.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:50 pm |
    • spiralbrain

      Its the defining traits of those on the right: Arrogance, self righteousness and stubbornness. I'm not surprised we should see a few comments from those that hold those sentiments.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:51 pm |
    • Dan

      You must not be a fan of the Rule of Law, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights if you think Cheney is a real leader. The man is pure evil and hate. That's all he is, will be up until his death. If there is a Hell, that's where you will find this scum.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
    • JoJo in Boston

      Reply to Craig: Cheney had the courage to send OTHER brave Americans to die and kill in an unnecessary, lie-based, trillion tax dollar holocaust that was internationally illegal, domestically unconstitutional and violated Just War Criteria according to the Vatican and most Protestant and Jewish religious hierarchies in the U.S. He was a draft-dodging, war profiting, torture advocating chickenhawk. Other than that, he was a real macho he-man.

      September 7, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
    • k

      I thought we invaded Iraq because of WMD? That's right, there weren't any – so they had to change it to the humanitarian angle. Very clever, and most conservatives of the war easily flip between the two as if they were the same reason for invading. Both, of course, are equally invalid.

      September 7, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
      • Loan

        What would you do if CIA told you WMD was in Iraq ? I guess you don't want to make decision, do you ? Just like Obama's legislative record – vote "present" nearly 130 times. Is that what we call "LEADERSHIP" ?

        September 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
    • Loan

      Lol..regarding Biden, it's so true.

      September 7, 2011 at 2:21 pm |
  87. Emerald Laughter

    Dick doesn't even regret shooting his hunting partner in the face after a few beers? Wow, you'd think the scumbag could at least apoligize for that drunken shooting spree. Of course there's the war crimes too...

    September 7, 2011 at 12:46 pm |
  88. John

    Dick Cheney is a pure jack-ass. I worked for 15 years as an exec close to him before he was vice-pres and I'm here to tell you that the day it was determined he would actually assume that office, a good deal of people in the same arena with me all broke out in a sweat. If you had been exposed to what we had witnessed over the years, you'd have felt faint as well.

    You had better believe that he played a major role in the deception to start the ball rolling in Iraq and although we have no proof, we also feel certain that he had his hands deep into the derivatives scandal that nearly broke the back of this country's financial stability. Both events bear the telltale mark of this man's well-recognized strategy and principles. I'll end by saying that the timing specific to the end of his term in office was a blessing in more ways than can be imagined by the American people.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
    • Jacob

      thanks for having the courage to share that with us....God Bless

      September 7, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
    • tim

      John, do you know for sure if 9/11 was an inside job? Did Cheney orchestrate that as well?

      September 7, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
    • cleareye1

      Thank you for sharing your experience here, but we need more people to stand up now- publicly, and expose this criminal for what he is. He has many war profiteering partners who will lie to anyone to protect him, lest they end up in prison too.

      Speaking of criminals, where is Tom Delay these days?

      September 7, 2011 at 1:43 pm |
    • Van

      I believe you John. I'm happy to say that I am non-political and as a general rule can find nothing in regards to almost all politicians that I find redeeming. Having said that though I find this fella to be absolutely devoid of anything remotely associated with human beings and I do not have to stretch my imagination at all to imagine him behaving as you mentioned. If I had to guess and was forced to make a comparison I would say that he is similar to a psychopath except instead of becoming a prolific serial killer he became a politician....

      September 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
  89. JOH

    Let him believe what he wants. Yet another American white trash that refuses to admit to his mistakes because of his pride. Same goes for all the CEO's who fire tens of thousands of people and then gives yourself a bonus after a bad quarter. Back in the day, American CEO's took responsibility for their company and put their own money into it. Now, even educated adults don't take consequences. THey just run away and find a scapegoat. That is why this country is going down the toilet. Not to mention the continuation of pushing the middle-class to the dirt. If you have an unhappy working class, your country is done for.

    And Cheney is probably the biggest POS I've seen in a long time. I don't need him to admit to his mistakes for my satisfaction. Knowing he's a scumbag is good enough, and him refusing to apologize or whatever just further proves my point.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:44 pm |
  90. Justice

    Generations to come will have a hard time believing that such a monster ever existed in flesh.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:43 pm |
  91. Caïro

    Of course he has not regrets. We have.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:42 pm |
    • Eltrip

      Amen. The biggest ego ever. This guy won't even admit to being human....

      September 7, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
  92. Trey

    I used to think they (W and Cheney) needed to be brought up on war criminal charges. That was until I read a book titled "Courting Disaster" by Mark Thiessen (sp?). I went in with an open mind and am convinced that what they did was right for the country now. Please get informed before you spout such hate filled speech.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:42 pm |
    • cleareye1

      You sound like someone who is easy to convince, like Cheney listing to Chalbai.

      September 7, 2011 at 12:46 pm |
    • M. Stroope

      I just saw your comment. Finally, someone who can discern the truth. My previous comment does not apply to you. You are not as easily led astray.

      September 7, 2011 at 12:47 pm |
      • me

        on the flip side of that, read "Angler". which is all about Dick Cheney. Then I think you will get a clear understanding of what an incredible $&%^ this guy was.

        September 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
      • Cedar Rapids

        So people that dont believe what you believe are easily led astray and those that do believe what you believe are not.
        Is that how it works?

        September 7, 2011 at 2:11 pm |
    • Emerald Laughter

      Well, that's what happens when you are lazy, and let other people do the thinking for you!

      September 7, 2011 at 12:52 pm |
    • bill bogart

      Trey, you are a dumb just like are a clown and are part of the problem not the solution....i bet you believe what you were spoon fed about 9/11 by the media too right? an airplane and all its passengers are vaporized but yet a drivers license of the terrorist magically floated to the street making it easy to identify him.....righhhhhhht.....everyone makes mistakes and this is your chance to realize yours.

      September 7, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
    • Erikom

      Well Trey...very built your judgment on reading a what, we built ours on FACTS!!!!

      September 7, 2011 at 12:55 pm |
      • Trey

        You make the assumption that the book was not filled with facts. Your argument is presumptious and invalid. You do not point to any facts or cite such. Have you read the book? Come back to me when you have read the book and refute the "facts" presented.

        September 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
    • Huwie

      Maybe you should try reading the book by Vincent Bugliosi entitle "The Prosecution of Geroge W. Bush for Murder". Read that and tell me you think what they did was right.

      September 7, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
    • boyamidumb

      Sir, you need to read more than one book to be an expert on this situation. You might want to become a bit more informed before you so readily display your ignorance.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:22 pm |
      • Trey

        The ignorance displayed is yours. I never claimed to be an expert. I never implied such, yet you infered that I did. I merely stated that while I once believed as you, I have changed my opinion. Based in part (again, an assumption you made was that was the only reading I did) on a book that presented a new perspective. I merely asked everyone to read the book with an open mind. You all did the attacking.

        September 7, 2011 at 3:21 pm |
    • boyamidumb

      A little sensitive are you Trey? Or perhaps the response of this audience to your "one book" philosophy has made you "rethink" your initial statement. I fear thou dost protest too much.

      Don't defend yourself for a silly statement. Let that single book be your starting point and learn from there. And dare not comment that most people really don't know what we are talking about. In fact we do. And the facts, even considering other opinions, are very clear about what has been done and why. It has NOTHING to do with "protecting" the U.S. The enemy is within and often wears the mantle of king.

      September 7, 2011 at 3:59 pm |
  93. Repukelican God

    How does the saying go? oh yes..... all republicans are evil vermin. Get out the bug spray.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
  94. rizzo

    Yeah Darth Vader didn't have any regrets either, until the end...

    September 7, 2011 at 12:39 pm |
  95. Jacob

    He has no regrets! .....I would like to see him in front of the thousands of American families whose loved ones gave all for his worthless Iraq war. He is a man without a country.....poor can see it in his face

    September 7, 2011 at 12:39 pm |
    • SirDirtiness

      Everytime I hear "worthless Iraq war" I try to speculate how many $$$$ we have, and could have spent, protecting oil rich countries that Saddam invaded.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
  96. US Marine

    Nobody gives a flying intercourse about Dick Cheney and his idiotic arguments anymore. He's a has-been, and history will show that he was as incompetent as the Shrub. Whether he apologizes or not is no longer relevant - the country knows his administration was one of the worst things to happen to this country, and nothing he says or does will change that. Maybe I'll even get a chance to take a whiz on his grave after he kicks the bucket, which after all his motor-mouthing can't happen soon enough.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
    • GreenGold

      thank you, Marine!

      September 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
    • Rob


      September 7, 2011 at 1:24 pm |
    • SirDirtiness

      US Marine, I seriously doubt that, obviously you do care about what Dick Cheney has to say.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
    • Thor

      A little miffed about Osprey?

      September 7, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
    • Keith

      Great idea!
      Let me know where the grave stone is... I'll be in line with tens of thousands of others.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
  97. just sayin

    this guy has an enormous sense of self worth and power. if you watch the video where he talks about his Heart Mate device, you'l notice that he says "what WE did was go in and implant...". was this man conscious and co-performing this medical procedure. this man believes that he can do no wrong, and everything good is at least in part due to his actions/decisions.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:34 pm |
    • Chris

      As you know, he did not take part in his own operation, but the problem is that he talks about it like he did. This is a megalomaniac that we are dealing with here.

      September 7, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
    • Sean

      Im sure you had the same complaint when Obama kept using "we" when describing how SealTeam6 took out Bin Laden.. As if the megalomaniac was actually there in the raid..

      September 7, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
  98. Patrick

    He's a flaming narcissist. Narcissism develops as a defense mechanism in children who feel oppressed by their parents or others as they are continually told they do not measure up. These children develop a false superiority complex and fantastical view of themselves to compensate. In their minds they can do no wrong. This must be Cheney's curse, for which we Americans and the Iraqi's (there is no possible apology that will suffice) are now paying the price.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:34 pm |
    • Venus

      for Cheney and Co., who have gotten ihrcer and more powerful at the expense of the people. I second what Richard has said vis-a-vis 911 and America's war to control the world's last known oil reserves and the ME region. Perhaps America's long term strategic interests are served by the "war on terror." Perhaps, like some wild beast threatened with starvation and deprivation for it's insatiable appetite for worldly goods, we are compelled to take what we need, or want; but, we have sold our national soul for material comforts and power, all brokered by Bush et al. (aka Neocon-Zionist elite). The American people are laboring under an outmoded and obsolete vision that was once a proud and free republic – we seem collectively unwilling to look upon the Dorian Gray portrait we have painted. America is an empire. And history affords empire only a finite lifetime.

      April 6, 2012 at 11:48 pm |
  99. Doug

    This guy needs to be knocked down a peg or two. Well, everybody gets theirs in the end.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
  100. John

    My stomach rolled when I heard cheney say "stuff happens in the Middle East" with respect to current affairs in the ME. His point for Wolf and the rest of us was that we just have to get used to Middle East turmoil and let it work itself out. He’s probably held this same attitude for decades. ONLY, for some funny reason in 2003 when "stuff was just happening in the ME" he easily overlooked this attitude and became a conspiring perpetrator in "the decision" (2003 Iraq invasion). In making the decision he decided that thousands of innocents would pay the ultimate price, a price he so happily avoided risking during the Vietnam era. There are still millions, rather billions paying the price of the Iraq invasion when you consider the damage to surviving warriors (think PTSD), broken families (think missing, abusive, or incapacitated mom or dad), diminishing infrastructure (from either damage or from stateside neglect due to funds going elsewhere), pollution, fractured international relations, added motivation for those who would cause terror, etc. Unquestionably, Saddam was a bad guy, but how many more bad guys was cheney not so compelled to lift a finger for?…perhaps because the rewards were not as great. His legacy will be the shame felt by so many citizens who had trusted him to act with honor and prudence on their behalf.

    Instead of just talking about this, though, how do we avoid future cheneys? As a nation we simply need to quit tail-gating. Don’t vote for “your party” just because it’s your party. Politics is not sports! I doubt bush-cheney Edition 2 could’ve happened if not for tail-gating. Instead, we should be voting for the leaders who are unbeholden to others and most likely to make honorable, prudent decisions.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
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