Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney answers a question from a reporter at a news conference in the Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 17, 2013
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Liz Cheney applauds op-ed being called ‘sick’ by Barbara Boxer


Liz Cheney is pleased that a Democrat views her blistering newspaper opinion article aimed at the Obama administration as “sick.”

Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of California on Sunday said she disapproved of former Vice President Dick Cheney’s criticism of President Barack Obama’s handling of Iraq.

“That is sick. When you really look back at the record, it was Vice President Cheney and [former Secretary of State] Condi Rice working for George W. Bush and [former Defense Secretary Donald] Rumsfeld, and all those folks. It’s just like a nightmare come back to haunt me,” she said during an interview with CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”

Cheney and her father last week criticized Obama’s foreign policies in a joint Wall Street Journal op-ed by saying rarely has a U.S. president “been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.” They called for a complete reversal of the president’s policies in the wake of the growing violence and sectarian conflict in Iraq. Cheney took to Twitter on Monday to celebrate Boxer’s dissatisfaction.

The pair attempted to portray the decade-long war in Iraq, where U.S. leaders are now encouraging the government to unite its various factions. The ex-vice president omitted the reality that his own administration signed the initial mandate for a U.S. withdrawal by 2012.

Last weekend he continued to accuse Obama, saying the president failed to confront threats in Pakistan, North Korea, and Syria.

The Democratic National Committee also blasted the father-daughter duo last week by challenging their condemnation of Obama.

Andrea Mitchell Reports, 6/19/14, 12:19 PM ET

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