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."
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Updated: 05/20/2013 - Two weekends left to catch one great show!