Cheney, in his soon-to-be released memoir, “In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir,” Cheney says he alone urged Bush to bomb a suspected nuclear reactor site in Syria and that he — and only he — knew how to govern.
Bush rejected Cheney’s advice.
Others in the Bush inner circle, Cheney writes, were inept, incompetent and disloyal.
Secretary of State Colin Powell? Undermined Bush “by criticizing administration police to people outside the government,” the former Vice President writes.
Condoleeezza Rice, who followed Powell as Secretary of State? “Naive,” Cheney writes.
CIA Director George Tenet, who resigned in 2004? “Unfair to the president,” Cheney says.
Yet, while criticizing others for disloyalty, Cheney suggests Bush was himself a weak leader and had to depend on his Vice President to make the tough decisions.
Cheney’s book will be released next week.