“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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