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Hoyer unloads on Cheney

From NBC's Luke Russert
In his weekly pen-and-pad session with reporters, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer blasted former Vice President Cheney over his recent criticism of President Obama's approach to Afghanistan.

"We are clearly not making the same mistake the Bush administration made," Hoyer said. "They started something and didn't finish it, and they left it to this administration to clean up."

Hoyer added, "When Mr. Cheney talks about President Obama's giving the thoughtful consideration [about war policy] that he is somehow dissembling, frankly they turned tail. That is pretty tough language, but I get angry when I hear Vice President Cheney talk about a job that they started but didn't finish and was worse in 2008 in December than it was six years previous."