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Dick Cheney: Obama ‘Worst President of My Lifetime’

Former Vice President Dick Cheney appeared on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper on Tuesday and used the opportunity, as he does every opportunity, to slam President Obama.

“I think he is the worst president in my lifetime,” Cheney declared. “I fundamentally disagree with him. I think he’s doing a lot of things wrong.”

“Jimmy Carter might have been a better president than Barack Obama, and I didn’t think I’d ever say that,” Cheney added.

Speaking about Sarah Palin’s call to impeach Obama, Cheney said, “I’m not prepared at this point to call for the impeachment of the president. I’m glad to see that the House Republicans are challenging him, at least legally at this point, but I think that gets to be a distraction. It’s like the impeachment of Bill Clinton did – everybody could get geared up to have a big fight over it but it wasn’t going anyplace.”

Cheney was then asked about Iraq and replied that he has no regrets because the Bush administration “left Iraq in reasonably good shape.” He did slam Obama on Iraq, however.

“Obama’s failure to provide for a stay-behind force is what created the havoc we see in Iraq today,” Cheney said, despite serving directly under the president that signed the agreement to completely pull out all troops in 2008. “When we left Iraq was a relatively stable place. We defeated al Qaeda, we had a coalition government in place.”

Interesting. Would that be the same “coalition government” that the country’s Sunni Muslims are raging they were left out of?

When asked who will be to blame for the crisis in Iraq now, Cheney didn’t blink as he deflected criticism.

“I think it’s primarily Maliki and Obama,” Cheney said. “That’s what I believe, and that’s what the history books will show.”

Watch Jake Tapper grill Cheney over Iraq and watch Cheney refuse to admit the Bush Administration did anything wrong:

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