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Former Vice President Dick Cheney described the deal, which lifts economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for limits and inspections on Iran's nuclear capability, as a "major, major defeat in terms of our position in the region. The only winners are the Iranians. They got everything they asked for," Mr. Cheney said. (The Register-Herald via Associated Press)

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Co-authors Dick Cheney and daughter Liz Cheney (Image from Simon & Schuster)

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, about the current state and future of American foreign policy. Cheney's next book, “Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America” will be published Sept. 1, 2015, by Threshold Editions, the publisher announced Tuesday, April 7, 2015. The book, co-authored by Cheney’s daughter Liz Cheney, contends that President Barack Obama has abandoned a decades-long tradition of American global leadership. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

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Sean Penn sarcastically thanked former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney Wednesday night for supposedly "inventing" the Islamic State terror group that is wreaking havoc across the Middle East. (TBS/Conan)

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney pauses as he speaks at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, about the current state and future of American foreign policy. Cheney spoke at the AEI a day after he spoke to House Republicans. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

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Predecessor: Former Vice President Dick Cheney spoke at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, where he publicly castigated President Obama's lack of focus on the Islamic State. (Associated Press)

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney attends the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas on Thursday, April 25, 2013. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks on "Fox News Sunday" on Sunday, June 16, 2013. (AP Photo/"Fox News Sunday," Fred Watkins)

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** FILE ** In this April 17, 2013, file photo, former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney leaves after attending the funeral service of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at St. Paul's Cathedral, in London. (AP Photo/Olivia Harris, Pool, File)

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**FILE** President Bush (center), Vice President Dick Cheney (right) and outgoing Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld take part in an Armed Forces Full Honor Review for Rumsfeld on Dec. 15, 2006 at the Pentagon. (Associated Press)

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks on "Fox News Sunday" on Sunday, June 16, 2013. (AP Photo/"Fox News Sunday," Fred Watkins)

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In this July 11, 2009, file photo, former CIA Director Michael V. Hayden says top members of Congress were kept well-informed about the Bush administration's post-9/11 surveillance program, with meetings that usually occurred at the White House with Vice President Dick Cheney in attendance. (Associated Press)

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President Bush is applauded by Vice President Dick Cheney (left) and House Speaker Dennis Hastert, of Ill. while delivering his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in 2004. (Associated Press)

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In this July 11, 2009, file photo, former CIA Director Michael V. Hayden says top members of Congress were kept well-informed about the Bush administration's post-9/11 surveillance program, with meetings that usually occurred at the White House with Vice President Dick Cheney in attendance. (Associated Press)