Fox Host Grills Cheney On Iran: Didn’t You Leave Obama ‘With A Mess?’ (VIDEO)

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“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace on Sunday pressed former Vice President Dick Cheney on his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, arguing that the Bush administration’s approach in the Middle East may have led Iran to obtain more centrifuges.

Cheney told Wallace that with the deal negotiated by the Obama administration, “the only winners are Iranians.”

But Wallace said that in 2007, Iran didn’t have any known centrifuges, and by 2009, the country had more than 5,000.

“So in fairness, didn’t you leave — the Bush-Cheney administration — leave President Obama with a mess?” Wallace asked.

“There was military action that had an impact on the Iranians. It was when we took down Saddam Hussein. There was a period of time when they stopped their program because they were afraid that what we did to Saddam we were going to do to them next,” Cheney said in response.

When pressed again about the centrifuges, Cheney told Wallace that it “happened on Obama’s watch, not on our watch.”

Watch part of the interview via Raw Story:

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  1. And Dick Cheney shows that he has no clue what was going on during his Administration.

  2. Avatar for jw1 jw1 says:

    "Cheney told Wallace that it “happened on Obama’s watch, not on our watch.”

    Seems nothing ever did.
    Get humped centrifugally Dick.


  3. What do you expect? Of course he’s going to tell boldface lies. His entire legacy is built on a terrible, miserable failure of a foreign policy and ignoring domestic policy to the point of crisis.

  4. What Dickie meant was that he gets the benefit of the “black president presumption” which is that everything bad that happened in the preceding white guy’s presidency were things that the black guy caused… So it was Obama who got drunk and shot that old guy in the face, Obama that built those centrifuges in Iran, Obama that disbanded the Sunni military creating Isis, and on ad nauseam.

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