Revelations From George W. Bush’s Book: He Considered Replacing Cheney
In George W. Bush’s forthcoming book, he reveals that he considered replacing Vice President Cheney. He also cays he was “shocked” to find there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Bush wrote of many errors involving the Iraq campaign and the failure to find weapons of mass destruction there, despite numerous intelligence reports pointing to their existence.
“No one was more shocked or angry than I was when we didn’t find the weapons. I had a sickening feeling every time I thought about it. I still do,” Bush writes.
The book includes the revelation that the controversial Cheney had volunteered to step down in 2003 so Bush could pick someone else as his 2004 campaign running mate.
Bush wrote that he considered the offer, writing that while Cheney “helped with important parts of our base, he had become a lightning rod for criticism from the media and the left.”
The person who would have replaced Cheney: then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.Click here for reuse options!
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