Cheney, Paul trade criticism over Iraq war

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Updated: 6/22 2:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two prominent Republicans were lobbing criticism over Iraq at each other on dueling Sunday news shows.

Potential presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul says questions about whether President Barack Obama's foreign policies are wrong should also be asked of those who originally supported the Iraq war.

The Kentucky Republican tells NBC's "Meet the Press" he blames those who supported the military action with emboldening Iran to have a larger presence in the region.

Vice President Dick Cheney tells ABC's "This Week" that he was a strong supporter of going into Iraq in 2003 and remains so now. Cheney dismissed Paul as an "isolationist" who "doesn't believe we ought to be involved in that part of the world. I think it's absolutely essential."


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