Vice President Dick Cheney is unapologetic about disastrous and, in the case of torturing detainees, potentially criminal actions of the Bush administration. But then again, that’s what we’ve come to expect.
In recent interviews Cheney offered no regrets about warrantless wiretapping, torturing or his expansive view of presidential power — essentially, that a president can do whatever he wants during wartime. Cheney also still backs former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and suggested that the administration would have gone to war with Iraq even if it had known that Iraq didn’t have weapons of mass destruction. Cheney also isn’t sorry or embarrassed about telling Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., to go “bleep” himself. “I thought he merited it at the time,” he told Fox News Sunday.
Meanwhile, the latest FOX News poll shows Cheney with his lowest approval rating yet — 29 percent — and a new CNN poll found that 23 percent of those surveyed think Cheney is the worst vice president of all time.
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