In his unmistakable voice and with an insider's eye on history,
former Vice President Dick Cheney tells the story of his life and
the nearly four decades he has spent at the center of American
politics and power.
“There are gonna be heads exploding all over Washington,”
Cheney told NBC’s Jamie Gangel in an exclusive that will air on
NBC’s Dateline at 10 p.m. ET Aug. 29.
In the book, titled In My Time, Cheney addresses a broad
range of topics, including the attacks of Sept. 11; a secret
resignation letter he kept in a safe in case he experienced
catastrophic health issues, and his thoughts about former
President and ex-Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and
The 46th vice president discusses those topics and more in his
candid, unapologetic interview with Gangel. One of the
revelations in the book is the secret resignation letter that only
one of Cheney’s staffers knew about. Signed in March 2001,
the letter was locked in a safe at all times.
“I did it because I was concerned that — for a couple of
reasons,” he told Gangel. “One was my own health situation.
The possibility that I might have a heart attack or a stroke that
would be incapacitating. And there is no mechanism for getting
rid of a vice president who can’t function.”
Cheney also expressed no regrets regarding the use of
enhanced interrogation techniques, including waterboarding. “I
would strongly support using it again if we had a high value
detainee and that was the only way we could get him to talk,”
he told Gangel.
Cheney also addressed whether Bush will feel hurt or betrayed
by the contents of the book, which details private conversations
between the two on such topics as whether to attack a target
believed to be Iraq president Saddam Hussein.
“I didn't set out to embarrass the president or not embarrass
the president,” Cheney said. “If you look at the book, there are
many places in it where I say some very fine things about
President Bush, and believe every word of it.”
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He's been called a great American patriot and the spawn of the
devil, but whatever your views on Dick Cheney, you can't
ignore the influence this former Vice President, U.S. Senator,
and Republican administration official has had on government
policy and world affairs. In this personal and political memoir,
this ever-outspoken politician and statesman delivers candid
opinions on Iraq, the economy, and other political
controversies. Bound to be a bestseller. *****__The Editors at
About The Author:
Vice President Dick Cheney has been
consequential decisions in recent
American history. He was one of a few
select advisers in the room when
President Gerald Ford decided to
declare an end to the Vietnam War.
Nearly thirty years later, from the
presidential bunker below the White
House in the moments immediately
following the attacks of September 11,
2001, he helped shape the response:
America's global war on terror.
Serving under three Presidents: Ford,
Reagan and Bush II, Dick Cheney has
been A Chief of Staff, Secretary of
Defense, and Vice President of the
United States. Few Americans have
served their country longer or more