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Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 08/28/2011

Powell calls Cheney criticism “cheap shots”

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell took issue with former vice president Dick Cheney’s criticism of him while both served in the Bush White House, calling some of Cheney’s comments “nonsense.”

During an appearance on CBS’ ”Face the Nation” on Sunday, Powell said Cheney’s remark this week that his book would cause “heads to explode” in Washington wasn’t worthy of a former vice president but of a supermarket tabloid.

“My head isn’t exploding. I haven’t noticed any other heads exploding in Washington,” Powell said. “From what I’ve read in the newspapers and seen on television it’s essentially a rehash of events of seven or eight years ago.”

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