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August 29th, 2011
05:22 AM ET

Talk Back: What will Dick Cheney's legacy be?

"In My Time," Dick Cheney's self-described "political and personal memoir" is set to be released tomorrow and it is already creating a buzz on Capitol Hill.

Cheney himself has said that "heads are going to be exploding all over Washington" when the book comes out.

The tell-all memoir describes the role that Cheney played as vice president in George W. Bush's administration and takes aim at numerous Bush administration officials including Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell.

Talk Back: What will Dick Cheney's legacy be?

Let us know what you think. Your answer may be read on this morning's broadcast.

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  1. michael10sley

    The only head that will explode is cheney's when so few of his books are sold.cheney was the main thug amongst many like bush and rumsfeld.
    They got us into this iraq war mess costing thousands of young American lives and its a shame cheney, bush and rumsfeld aren't being prosecuted instead of being allowed to publish books and do tv interviews.

    August 29, 2011 at 8:07 am |
  2. George DeSerres

    Dick Cheney avoided the draft five times but we know he has no objection to war. I can only conclude he is a coward. In my dictionary under Chichen Hawk is a picture of Cheney.
    George – Retired US Army

    August 29, 2011 at 8:07 am |
  3. Barry Ellison

    "What will Dick Cheney's legacy be?" I say lose the last name and you have your answer.

    August 29, 2011 at 8:06 am |
  4. Russell

    Dick Cheney was and still is a self-serving individual. History will not treat him kindly. TIme to go back Wyoming and retire quietly!!

    August 29, 2011 at 8:05 am |
  5. Dunson-Reid

    Cheney's legacy should be that he is currently on trial or sitting in a federal prison along with George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld . They took us into a totally lied about and unnecessary war in Irag that has caused the loss of lives, PTSD and permanent physical damage to our soldiers . And the money wasted...that's part of the reason our economy is in the shape it's in.

    August 29, 2011 at 7:13 am |
  6. Tim

    Cheney was one of the most influential and powerful Vice Presidents in the history of the office, Don't forget as Secretary of Defense he oversaw the successful Desert Storm, as well as Panama. In my Opinion, like him or not, he is a Vice President that has had more impact on America and American policy that any other Vice President in recent history.

    August 29, 2011 at 7:10 am |
  7. Rick

    My views of Chaney are a man of anger and war, as he made it known that he’s a man of torture. His forceful hand in the Iraq war, of which provided much controversy over what cause this war (WMD or Oil control). He wanted to bomb Syria. He was indicted in Texas with Alberto Gonzales for private prison profiteering scheme and prisoners abuse. He shot Harry Whittington while quail hunting, and now he want to start war with his former colleagues (Rice and Powell) of which did not agree with some of his decisions as a leader.

    August 29, 2011 at 7:10 am |
  8. D Patrick

    Like Dick Cheney or not, right or wrong, in response to Islamist aggression, he and GW made hard decisions, took action, and strategically placed our armed forces between Pakistan and Iran, and between Iran and Syria – containing oppressive regimes currently under fire from their own people. No one ever likes the people who make the correct hard choices. That's why a populist is popular – they pander to the people not making those hard decisions.

    August 29, 2011 at 7:09 am |
  9. Glenda Imhoff

    Mr.Cheney is an American patriot. He loves his family, friends, and his country. I am thankful for his service and wish him well.

    August 29, 2011 at 7:09 am |
    • Tom

      Your head must be stuck in the sand somewhere...

      August 29, 2011 at 8:09 am |
  10. Brad

    VP Cheney will go down in history as the only VP with a backbone from 1992-2012. Thank God we didn't have the weaklings in the White House today on 9/11/01. It's a shame that Americans elected 2 shells of men in 2008!

    August 29, 2011 at 7:09 am |
  11. Mark Seidler

    Dick Cheney was the guy who said, "Reagan proved deficits don't matter."

    August 29, 2011 at 7:08 am |
  12. mike

    Cheney will be remembered as a man obsessed with power. No lie was too big, no nastiness too petty, nor means too cruel if it served his ends. Whatever he says in his book must be viewed with deep suspicion, and nothing can rehabilitate his reputation .

    August 29, 2011 at 7:08 am |
  13. Barry betts

    Chaney derangement syndrome was the predecessor to Palin derangement syndrome. He will be revered by the right and demonized to excess by the left.

    August 29, 2011 at 7:08 am |
  14. Edmund Urquiza

    The man you either love to hate or hate to love.

    August 29, 2011 at 7:07 am |
  15. Dane

    Rich Dick Cheyney... Hey I didnt name him.

    August 29, 2011 at 6:59 am |
  16. Dane

    RICH Dick Cheyney... Hey I didnt name him.

    August 29, 2011 at 6:59 am |
  17. Charles

    He will be remembered not for what he did but for the demon the Democratic Party and Liberals created. Pity. His government service was dedicated and marked by greatness behind the scenes.

    August 29, 2011 at 6:58 am |
    • Dunson-Reid

      Cheney created his own devil in himself...the democractic party and liberals had nothing to do with it. As I write this he, George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld should be sitting in a federal prison for having taking us into a totally lied about and unnecessary war that cost lives and wasted billions of our tax payers dollars. Jail time should be his legacy.

      August 29, 2011 at 7:19 am |
  18. Ed Meade

    I predict that Dick Cheney will son be as famous as Alexander Stephens and for much the same reason, leading us into a useless but costly war.

    August 29, 2011 at 6:52 am |
  19. Natey

    He will be known as a completely oblivious man to common sense, a war criminal and the adjective people will use to describe him...HIS FIRST NAME!

    August 29, 2011 at 6:29 am |