Cheney Says He's Worried About Future Of Iraq

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney says Iraqi leaders have progressed toward a stable society, but he's worried about the failure of Washington and Baghdad to negotiate a "stay-behind" U.S. force there.

Cheney says the emerging democracy is "not perfect by any means, but they clearly are much better off than when Saddam Hussein was in charge."

Cheney tells CBS's "The Early Show" the Iraqi government is still working to organize. On Iran, he says the Obama administration hasn't done enough to inhibit Tehran from developing a nuclear program, and says Iran is trying to become the dominant power in the region. He calls the downed U.S. drone in Iran "a significant intelligence loss" and says he thinks the administration should have considered going in and "taking out the drone."

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  • by Local Guy Location: CS on Dec 13, 2011 at 05:52 PM
    Who's cares. That why we are in the mess we are in now. Leave them people alone Cheney and go hunt for other game like your attorney friend you shot a few years back.
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