I saw Dick Cheney on CNN Today. He has gotten a bum rap in recent years. Yes you can question the decisions he made, but he made those decisions under very difficult circumstances. I’ve always liked his calm, measured approach to problem solving. He may not have gotten all the calls right, but history will probably say he got more right than wrong.
Interestingly it seems things got heated between him at George W. when Bush refused to pardon Scooter Libby. Cheney refused to give details, but it seems that there may have been some heated conversations.