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Wurmser: Cheney ‘does not traffic in insubordination.’

In a magazine story this week, Newsweek reported that a former Cheney national security aide, David Wurmser, had said that the Vice President was “mulling the idea of pushing” for limited airstrikes against Iranian nuclear facilities “in order to provoke Iran into lashing out.” Wurmser, who rarely speaks to the press and has since resigned from Cheney’s office, told the New York Sun that he is being falsely accused. His explanation? Cheney would never let him say such a thing openly:

When asked about the Newsweek story, Mr. Wurmser said, “That conspiracy is unrecognizable to anything I have ever seen or heard or done. The vice president simply does not traffic in insubordination.

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