Cheney Turns on 'Soft' Bush as Memoir Takes Shape
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 13, 2009 1:44 AM CDT
Dick Cheney looks over to President Bush after the president received an update on Hurricane Ike last year.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

(Newser) – Dick Cheney has decided the "statute of limitations" has expired on some secrets from the Bush era, associates tell the Washington Post. Discussing his memoir-in-progress, the former vice president has made it plain that he felt President Bush was getting soft in his second term, and moved away from Cheney on national security issues purely to pander to public opinion, sources say.

Cheney "still feels he has an obligation" to save the country from danger, his former national security adviser says, and his hardline position on security issues cuts "to the very core" of who he is. Cheney, 68, has been spending most of his time writing the memoir, hunkering down to work daily in an office above his garage after a morning visit to Starbucks for a decaf latte.

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Aug 14, 2009 4:15 AM CDT
Yes. His hardline position included moving fifty or so investigators in the Justice Department from terrorism over to internet pornography in the months before 911. Way to get tough Pansy. One of the sad sights in the aftermath was watching his nutty Attorney General making statements to the press with the statue of Justices breasts covered behind him. Such priorities these evil men have.
Aug 14, 2009 3:55 AM CDT
unless cheney is going to come clean about 9.11 and the rest of his war crimes, we shouldn't listen to a word he says. the dude is a little weasel.
Aug 13, 2009 12:52 PM CDT
Lol, a month ago this information would have been a "state secret." It's amazing how a book deal can change things.