Cheney Pushed Bush to Bomb Syria

    SAN FRANCISCO -AUGUST 7:  U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney delivers the keynote address to the California Commonwealth Club August 7, 2002 in San Francisco, California. Cheney said the return of inspectors to Iraq may not stop Iraq from acquiring of developing weapons of mass destruction. Cheney spoke to 500 guests as protestors assembled outside the event.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    We all should have listened to Dick Cheney. At least, that’s what the former vice president probably wants us to think after revealing in a new memoir that he pushed President George W. Bush to bomb Syria in 2007. In In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, which will publish next week, Cheney wrote that he wanted military action against a suspected nuclear reactor, but was met with no support. The memoir covers the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and private conversations between Cheney and Bush about whether Saddam Hussein was a threat prior to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. And one more thing: Cheney says he kept a secret resignation letter in a safe in case of a catastrophic health emergency.

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