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Political Thinkers Discuss Dick Cheney24:50
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Secretive, controversial, and above all influential, Dick Cheney is regarded as the most powerful vice president ever. During his formative experience as President Ford's chief of staff, he witnessed a pairing down of executive branch powers brought on by the Nixon Watergate scandal. Since then, he has spent a considerable amount of energy trying to remove obstacles to executive powers.

In the foreign policy realm, Cheney has shown dogged determination to use America's unique status as unopposed superpower to try to reshape the Middle East in America's image.

Click the "Listen" link to hear about Vice President Dick Cheney, his influence, his methods, and his motivations.

Guests:

Frank Foer, associate editor, The New Republic

Ken Walsh, chief White House Correspondent, U.S. News and World Report.

This program aired on April 28, 2004.

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