(VIDEO) The Cheney Exit Interview

The Cheney Exit Interview
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2009


WATCH VIDEO Vice President Dick Cheney is confident that not only have the Bush administration’s controversial surveillance and detention policies proved successful in fending off another terrorist attack in the United States, but that, if he had the chance, he would do it all over again.

Likewise, he said Iraqis were better off because of regime change spurred by the U.S. invasion, and that he would advise President-elect Barack Obama to maintain the Administration’s surveillance program and keep open the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Appearing on CBS’ Face The Nation, the vice president talked at length with host Bob Schieffer about the record of the administration, including its controversial torture program, national security, Saturday’s incursion by Israeli ground forces into the Gaza Strip, and the United States’ military intervention in Iraq.

Read the full “Face the Nation” transcript here.

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