Cheney book renews post-9/11 US policy fights

By REUTERS
September 1, 2011 08:18

WASHINGTON - Former Vice President Dick Cheney's new memoir revives the fierce battles over US national security policies after the Sept. 11 attacks as it rips open old wounds among aides to President George W. Bush.

Cheney describes his upbringing on the Wyoming prairie where he hunted jackrabbits and learned to fish before turning his attention to his eight years in the Bush White House, where he pushed a "go-it-alone" world view that enraged his critics.

The book, "In My Time," has grabbed headlines for Cheney's attempts to settle scores with foes such as former secretaries of state Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice.

Powell accused Cheney of taking "cheap shots" at his former colleagues. Rice, in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday, said she did not appreciate Cheney's "attacks on my integrity."


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