The Vice President: I Don't Hold Him in High Regard

Condoleezza Rice vigorously defended President Bush's record last week. But to defend Rice's record on foreign affairs, Vice President Dick Cheney gave an exclusive interview to TIME's John Dickerson. Highlights:

On whether Rice is being unfairly singled out in the criticism leveled by Richard Clarke, Bush's former counterterrorism chief:

To evaluate her performance only in that context [Clarke's charges] is a bum rap. It doesn't do justice at all to what she has contributed ... Evaluate the process and Condi's role in terms of whether the President has made the right decisions. There's no question he has made the right decisions....

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