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Barbara Boxer: Cheney Iraq Comments 'Sick'

Barbara Boxer: Cheney Iraq Comments 'Sick'


Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) responded to last weeks op-ed by former Vice President Dick Cheney in The Wall Street Journal criticizing President Barack Obama’s foreign policy as the cause for the current chaos in the middle east by saying,  “That is sick, When you really look back at the record, it was Vice President Cheney and Condi Rice working for George W. Bush and Rumsfeld, and all those folks it’s just like, you know, a nightmare come back to haunt me.”

Boxer said while she  supports the “counterterrorism mission” in Iraq, she does not support the use of U.S. military forces. 

“The American people don’t want it, the president doesn’t want it, the saner voices in the Senate and the House don’t want it,” she said. “We do have a national security interest in preventing another 9/11. The Iraqis had their chance. They blew it. And I think right now they have got to figure out if they can form an inclusive government.”

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