Former Vice President Cheney sat down this morning for a conversation about his new memoir, "In My Life," along with his involvement in national security matters following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Cheney was the highest-ranking figure in Washington during the 9/11 attacks and today provided a detailed description of the events following the initial plane crash into the World Trade Center. Cheney said he was able to keep his emotions in check during the days that followed.
He justified the enhanced interrogation techniques saying that it "produced phenomenal results" by naming names of al-Qaeda detainees and individuals that knew about the 9/11 operation. He added that the “Bush Administration's policies helped produce intel that got Osama bin Laden."
The former Vice President defended then-President George W. Bush's decisions during the Iraq War. He also warned against withdrawing from Iraq too soon.
The American Enterprise Institute hosted the discussion and The Weekly Standard's Stephen Hayes moderated.