Amid growing controversy over his new book, former President Bush is happy that Dick Cheney is telling his story about life as Vice-President and the decisions he had to make.
Much of Bush’s former cabinet members are bashed in the book by Cheney called “In My Time.” At an event in Dallas, Thursday to kick off “Patriot Golf Day,” he was asked about the recent comments in the news of the memoir and his administration.
“I’m glad members of my ‘family’ are giving their version of what it was like to serve our country. I did the same thing. I put my version out there,” Bush said. “And eventually objective historians will analyze our administration and they’ll draw objective conclusions.”
Cheney said in an interview with NBC Monday night, about the book, “There are gonna be heads exploding all over Washington.” He targeted Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice with big criticism. Powell labeled it as “cheap shots.” In an interview on CBS’s “Face The Nation’, Sunday, Powell said, “My head isn’t exploding. I haven’t noticed any other heads exploding in Washington.”
Cheney and Powell had numerous disagreements in the administration, particularly over policy toward Iraq and the run-up to the 2003 invasion by U.S.-led forces.
Still, Powell termed “nonsense” of Cheney’s description, of how he went outside with his administration policies. Powell also suggested that the former vice-president wrongly took credit for Powell’s resignation from the State Department in 2004. There are parts of the book that mention Condoleezza Rice, who succeeded Powell as the secretary of state.