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Rice sides with Bush, rebuffs Cheney: ‘We owe’ Obama ‘our loyalty and our silence.’

Earlier this month, former Vice President Dick Cheney attacked President Obama, saying his policies “raise the risk” of another terror attack in the U.S. However, last week, former President Bush rebuked his former VP. “I love my country a lot more than I love politics…I’m not going to spend my time criticizing him,” he said. “He deserves my silence.” Last night during her appearance on the Tonight Show, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sided with Bush:

RICE: My view is, we got to do our way. We did our best. We did some things well, some things not so well. Now they get their chance. And I agree with the president; we owe them our loyalty and our silence while they do it. […] These are quality people. I know them. They love the country and they won’t make the same decisions, perhaps, that we did. But I believe they’ll do what they think is best for the country.

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President Obama hit back at Cheney on 60 Minutes last Sunday and The Hill reported this week that congressional Republicans are urging him “to go back to his undisclosed location and leave them alone to rebuild the Republican Party without his input.”