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Uninformed Cokie Roberts leaps to Cheney’s defense.

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During the roundtable discussion on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, and ABC’s Cokie Roberts discussed Cheney’s callous dismissiveness of American public opinion on Iraq. As vanden Heuvel was referencing Cheney’s remarks — “Dick Cheney said to ABC’s Martha Raddatz last week, ‘I don’t care what Americans think,’” – Roberts interrupted to say, “That’s not exactly what he said. He said ‘So?’” Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2008/04/cokiecheney.320.240.flv]

Yes, Cheney did say, “So?” But vanden Heuvel was also right. Here’s what Cheney said:

RADDATZ: Two-third of Americans say it’s not worth fighting.

CHENEY: So?

RADDATZ So? You don’t care what the American people think?

CHENEY: No.

Update

Glenn Greenwald has more on Roberts.

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