While most presidents, and certainly most vice-presidents retire from the spotlight when their terms of office end, former Vice President Dick Cheney has been everywhere lately. He spoke at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. yesterday, in a speech that immediately followed President Obama’s. He defended his opposing views on National Security and the controversial interrogation tactics he implemented under the Bush administration. To give us his take on the man and his plan, The Takeaway is joined by Jake Bernstein, a reporter for ProPublica
and the co-author of the Cheney biography, Vice: Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency
"It's an ideology that he's trying to protect. He believes in a strong executive, he believes in this wartime president that has unfettered power, and he's going to fight for that."
—Author Jake Bernstein on Dick Cheney