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SCHIEFFER: But nobody thinks that was legal.
CHENEY: Well, no. It certainly was in the sense he wasn't impeached. And it was a wartime measure that he took that I think history says today, yeah, that was probably a good thing to do.
The vice president spent much of the interview defending eight years of the Bush administration's policies, including its surveillance and interrogation programs.
When Schieffer asked if the Bush administration had gone "too far" in its surveillance program, Cheney said no.
"I don’t believe we violated anybody’s civil liberties," he said.