The normally guarded former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice lashed out at former Vice President Dick Cheney, who claims in his recently released memoir that she misled President George W. Bush about nuclear diplomacy with North Korea, according to Reuters.
“I kept the president fully and completely informed about every in and out of the negotiations with the North Koreans,” Rice told Reuters on Wednesday about Cheney’s references to her in his memoir, In My Time.
“You can talk about policy differences without suggesting that your colleague somehow misled the president,” Rice continued. “You know, I don’t appreciate the attack on my integrity that that implies.”
She also took issue with his claim that she tearfully admitted that she was wrong for urging Bush to apologize for incorrectly saying Iraq had tried to acquire uranium from Niger. She said that kind of behavior doesn’t sound like her.
This is not the first time Cheney has come under fire for claims in his memoir. Colin Powell, who also served as secretary of state under Bush, accused Cheney of taking “cheap shots” at him and others.
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