January 14, 2009 11:55 a.m.

Coming out tonight

In an exit interview with PBS’s Jim Lehrer on the NewsHour airing tonight, Vice President Cheney repeats claims that Saddam Hussein worked with al-Qaeda. Asked if he made any mistakes in his eight years as V.P., Cheney only mentions underestimating the psychological harm Saddam had done to his own people. He said his administration bore no blame for the economic problem and the terror threat was inherited because of the poor handling by previous presidents.

And he shrugged off a statement today by a key figure, who used to work under him, calling the handling of one terror suspect out-and-out “torture.”

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