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Cheney felt Bush stopped taking his advice

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” Cheney said, according to Stephen Hayes, his authorized biographer. “Now we’re talking about after we’ve left office. I have strong feelings about what happened. ... And I don’t have any reason not to forthrightly express those views.”

Like the snake that he is, Cheney strikes at his friend. Hm I hope this is a tell all book. I was always wondering, how did Gukert get his press pass. Wonder if Cheney will fess up....LOL

“In the second term, he felt Bush was moving away from him,”

A few Cheney quotes will explain why anyone would have move away from this piece of work;

"My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators." --March 16, 2003

"I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency." -- on the Iraq insurgency, June 20, 2005

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"Former Vice President Dick Cheney believes his old boss, President George W. Bush, gradually turned away from his advice during their second term in the White House."

Why did it take him so long?

"He’d showed an independence that Cheney didn’t see coming.”

Seems like Cheney thought buish was going to be a walkover.

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Bush did occasionally show brief flashes of intelligence, but they were measured in milliseconds and occurred too infrequently to do the country any good. As 9/11 proved, his choice of National Security Advisor was a disaster. And what did he do after the smoke cleared from the wreckage of the WTC? Dumped Colin Powell and promoted Rice to Secretary of State. It seems that US history from Jan 2001 to Jan 2009 will be shown as a series of increased efforts (like the Iraq War) to cover up horrendous incompetence.

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So the Dickster is still alive? I thought those quail down in Texas had it in for him.

With regard to Bush turning away from Cheney, perhaps it was merely a case of Cheney stuffing up the medications that Bush was on. God forbid Curious George actually thought for himself.

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This is the one of the only things that george bush ever did right. Not taking dick cheney's advice.

The thing is george bush didn't do any better on his own.

What I don't get is why dick cheney is out bashing his boss. Does it get him higher on the failure chart? < :-)

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My respect for Bush has now risen from zero, to something just slightly above that. If Bush had listened to Powell instead of Cheney in the first place on things like Iraq, the U.S. would have been much better off.

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My guess is that papa bush interceded and told junior that cheney was a loser. Which they all knew going in but somehow cheney was able to get the VP slot that he was suppose to manage getting for someone else.

Bush, hey Dick get me a VP. Someone sassy.

Dick, I want to recommend me.

Bush, is'nt that unethical? Just kidding Dickey. Climb on board.

The rest as they say is history.

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What is so funny about the whole thing is that far right has lost it's voice over the Cheney book.

Rush "I left far to the right" Limbaugh web site is treating this by not even mentioning it. It is so quiet in the land of the far right, it almost seem like the far right media machine wants this to go bye bye....LOL

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What I don't get is why dick cheney is out bashing his boss. Does it get him higher on the failure chart? < :-)

I think he is preparing to put the blame on Bush and leave the responsanility of their administration, in case if he is charged for wrong doing. He just want to say that for many things, Bush decided by himself, without his advice.

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I think this is part of a larger effort to create a hagiography for ... George W. Bush. Bush has said a million times how history will vindicate him.

Cheney taking the role of the villain, or the biblical scapegoat, does move Bush toward vindication. Given Cheney's disdain for what other people think of him I would not be surprised if he sees this role as an honorable thank you to Bush for sharing the levers of power.

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Even Bush Snr told his son don't take Baghdad (Bush Snr didn't).

Cheney said take Baghdad.

Bush obeyed like a turkey to the slaughter and look what happened.

Thousands died for nothing, and STILL the GOP/conservatives think they did the right thing.

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Wasn't W. Bush where the buck stops? Cheney should know his place. Where the buck stops doesn't mandatorily have to take a VP's advice.

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Well...perhaps bush isn't as stupid as I thought. Still stupid, just not as.

Taka

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"Well...perhaps bush ( Bush ) isn't as stupid as I thought"

Lessee... the U.S. economy, despite 9/11, performing remarkably well for most of the eight years of the Bush administration due to the Bush tax cuts... despite all odds, zero terrorist attacks on the scale of 9/11 since 9/11...

Yeah, Bush isn't as stupid as some posters fantasize he is.

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Funny to see the typical losers posting nothing but hate. I didn't like Bush either, but to see him and Cheney vilified, is simply wrong. This quote below is part of what I'm talking about.

Bush did occasionally show brief flashes of intelligence, but they were measured in milliseconds and occurred too infrequently to do the country any good.

Obama occasionally shows some flashes of intelligence, but they're measured in milliseconds and occur too infrequently to do the country any good.

Just thought I'd rewrite this as an example. This is what I mean about the hate. Blind and stupid. While there were a lot of things that I disagree with that happen during the Bush years, there were a lot of good things that happened as well. And say what you like about bubble economies, for 7 years, despite 9-11, the nation had a good economy. To just lash out, being completely unwilling to see the good that occurred, is simply wrong.

Rush "I left far to the right" Limbaugh web site is treating this by not even mentioning it. It is so quiet in the land of the far right, it almost seem like the far right media machine wants this to go bye bye....LOL

The reason this book isn't getting much comment from those on the right is that first, it hasn't been released yet, and second, Cheney is seen by many as part and parcel with Bush. And many of those on the right despise Bush for where he led the Republican party, and so by association dislike Cheney as well. Oh, I respect both men, Cheney in particular has devoted his life to government service, on multiple occasions giving up lucrative careers. But the path they led the country on...

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zero terrorist attacks on the scale of 9/11 since 9/11...

and by inference Bush, Cheney and the rest should not be held accountable for their inability to protect America on 9/11 (even though that was their job). They are incredibly lucky that they have not been required to answer for their collective inaction.

Molenir you may be correct about the despising of Bush/Cheney on the Right, but silence across the board? That does not sound like a healthy free press.

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Nothing good happened at all during the bush administration. They let 9-11 happen due to incompetence and then lied their way into a failed invasion (which was illegal). Katrina, attacking social security, the bush depression, bankrupting the budgets, demoralizing a nation, corrupting the government with christian boondoggles, pissing off allies and encouraging enemies like NK so they develop nukes and on and on. The last 8 years will be a low point in US history, that is for sure.

No spin will change this elemental truth.

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Molenir, of all the right wingers here you have said more than all the far right wing media types combined. It is real funny and down right odd how the far right media has tried to silence this.

Everyone on the right always claims the the media outlets are controlled by the left. But we see by the disappearance of this story who holds the true power.

Now if we talk about News Reporters there are many more of those.

I wonder if I dropped a pin at fox would I hear it hit the floor when it comes to this story?

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No spin will change this elemental truth.

You mean this blatently false lie. You may not be willing to see it, but a lot of good happened under Bush. And you can't blame NK on Bush. He engaged them far more effectively then Clinton did, who gave them nukes in the first place.

They let 9-11 happen due to incompetence and then lied their way into a failed invasion (which was illegal)

9-11 was the fault of both Bush and Clinton. And I won't disagree on the fact that Iraq was a mistake, however it was authorized by Congress, making it in fact, Legal. Even under international law, they had sufficient coverage from the UN. No, nothing illegal about the Invasion. It was a blunder however that Bush never recovered from.

The last 8 years will be a low point in US history, that is for sure.

I seriously doubt that. Particularly in hindsight. I think history will treat him much more kindly then someone like you who is completely blinded and deluded by your hatred. I suspect that Obama however will be treated much harsher then Bush. Though that could of course change.

Everyone on the right always claims the the media outlets are controlled by the left. But we see by the disappearance of this story who holds the true power.

Disappearance of the story? What story? Cheney makes a comment about a book he is in the process of writing. Wheres the story? It was reported by everyone, including FoxNews. Now when the book comes out, more then 2 years from now, then, then expect some coverage. Not based on some remark the writer and publisher claim he made. As things stand now, they're just beginning marketing of this book. Thats pretty much the story.

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