“This is the same song and dance we’ve heard since literally the first day of our administration,” Gibbs said. “The vice president … clearly had his facts on a number of things wrong.”
Gibbs did not call out Cheney on specific misstatements, but suggested the former vice president’s criticism about a newly formed unit responsible for interrogating high-value detainees was off base. After Cheney ridiculed the unit, Gibbs said it would have participants from several law enforcement agencies and dismissed the notion that the White House would be making interrogation decisions.
“I’m not entirely sure that Dick Cheney’s predictions on foreign policy have borne a whole lot of fruit over the last eight years in a way that has been either positive or, to the best of my recollection, very correct,” Gibbs told reporters.