Former Vice President Dick Cheney has a book coming out next week, and he thinks it's going to make some people pretty mad. "There are gonna be heads exploding all over Washington," Cheney told NBC's Jamie Gangel in an interview airing Monday on Dateline. (And the comment isn't a joke, Hal Boedeker reports.) Cheney tells Gangel he has "no regrets" about the Bush administration's decision to use waterboarding -- and insists we should still be using it, even if it's widely considered to be torture.
NBC: Do you think these revelations will embarrass President Bush?Cheney: I don't know why.NBC: Well, he's saying, "Let's go. I'm the leader."Cheney: Well, he was.NBC: But you're revealing that it didn't happen that way. He cleared out the office and said, "Dick, what do you think we should do?"Cheney: Right.NBC: It's a very different picture.Cheney: Right. But then he made the decision. It wasn't... my decision.NBC: Don't you think it will embarrass him that you point out the difference?Cheney: I didn't set out to embarrass the President or not embarrass the President. If you look at the book there are many places in it where I say some very fine things about George Bush. And believe every word of it.