Cheney: Bush Administration ‘Passed On’ Iran, N. Korea Problems

By Kate Barrett

Jun 1, 2009 5:06pm

ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: Another interesting point from former Vice President Dick Cheney’s appearance at the National Press Club today — one that stands out against the backdrop of Cheney’s strong recent assertions that Bush administration policies made the nation safer. Cheney was asked whether he stands by the notion that the US is safer because of President Bush’s leadership, given recent advances by North Korea and Iran in developing nuclear capabilities. The former vice president started by touting successes — citing "significant impact on al Qaeda," and celebrated Bush-era initiatives to diminish Libya’s nuclear capacities, and to dismantle the A.Q. Khan nuclear network. "I think we had some considerable successes. We didn’t bat 1.000 — no question about it," Cheney said. But, with regard to North Korea and Iran, Cheney said: "I wish we could have done more, but those are problems that are passed on to the next administration, and I’m sure we’ll do everything we can to help support their efforts."

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