Dick Cheney claims in memoir that Colin Powell took cheap shots at him during Bush era

August 29th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Washington, Aug 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Two of the most powerful figures in George W. Bush’s administration are engaged in media war of words. Former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Secretary of State Collin Powell threw jabs at each other from different sources.

In Cheney’s upcoming memoir titled “In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir,” he claimed that Powell did not support the administration to attack Iraq in 2003. The book also accused Powell of talking behind the administration.

Powell shot back at the accusations of Cheney. Reacting to the contents of the book, Powell said the details don’t merit those from a vice president saying the allegations against him are cheap shots.

When he was confronted with a part of the book which claimed that he withheld his best advice as a former military person from the administration, Powell replied by saying that, “That’s nonsense. The president knows that I told him what I thought about every issue of the day… Mr. Cheney may forget that I’m the one who said to President Bush, ‘if you break it you own it’. Mr. Cheney and many of his colleagues did not prepare for what happened after the fall of Baghdad.”

Cheney predicted that the book will cause heads to explode in Washington.

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