Toward the end of his presidency, it dawned on George W. Bush that Dick Cheney had been a God-awful choice as his vice president.

Track the course of events laid out by Cheney himself (and his daughter, Liz) in his new book, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir. You won’t find him admitting any such thing, but the lines between this book of revelations of dubious worth shout it out: In 2007, Bush finally balked flat out when Cheney came up with a scheme to involve the U.S. in a third war in the Middle East.

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