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Colin Powell: Dick Cheney “overshot the runway”

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If you intensely dislike Dick Cheney, it appears you’ve got company, in the person of Colin Powell. For some post-Irene entertainment, if nothing else, check out Powell’s interview on “Face the Nation” this morning, as the former Secretary of State lets the world knows what he thinks (short answer: not much!) of Dick Cheney’s “heads will explode” allegations in his new book.

By the way, Cheney didn’t just overshoot the runway in this book, but pretty much in the entire Bush administration and beyond. For instance, just on torture alone, the guy probably deserves to be in The Hague confronting war crimes charges. Other than that, he also participated in arguably the most disastrous administration in U.S. history, including racking up huge debts and presiding over the start of a horrible recession – caused in part by his policies – that we’re still coping with today.