Dick Cheney disagreed with President Bush over the president’s decision last year to remove Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld from office, the vice president told FOX News in an exclusive interview.
Cheney said despite Rumsfeld’s controversial handling of the war in Iraq, the secretary of defense was managing the war successfully.
Speaking openly with Bret Baier in the new documentary, “Dick Cheney: No Retreat,” the vice president said he “thought that in terms of the way forward, Don was the right guy to continue to lead the Department of Defense.”
Cheney had reason to defend Rumsfeld. He was, after all, the man who gave the vice president his start in Washington, D.C.
“I wouldn’t be where I am today if it hadn’t been for what Don Rumsfeld was willing to do,” Cheney said, pointing to “the opportunity he was willing to give me nearly 40 years ago.”