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Condoleezza Rice: Dick Cheney memoir is “a category of cheap shots”


Summary of story from Reuters, August 31, 2011

The former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice has criticised former Vice President Dick Cheney’s memoir.

Rice said that she viewed the memoir “In My Time” as an attack on her integrity.

It falls “into the category of cheap shots,” she said, agreeing with her predecessor Colin Powell.

Rice disputed a passage in Cheney’s memoir in which he says she “tearfully admitted” she had made a mistake.

“It certainly doesn’t sound like me, now, does it?” Rice said in the interview, carefully refuting the ‘tearfully’, not the admission.

Rice is the latest former senior Bush aide to fire back at Cheney’s memoir.

Her predecessor, former secretary of state Colin Powell, on Sunday said Cheney’s book levels “cheap shots” at colleagues and mischaracterizes events.


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