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Dick Cheney On Sarah Palin: Wrong About Iran, Won't Declare Support For Potential 2012 Bid

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney took issue on Sunday with Sarah Palin's recent suggestion that President Obama could win re-election by starting a war with Iran.

In an appearance on ABC's "This Week," Cheney said that Palin's argument that Obama might have a clearer path to a second term if he "played the war card" was faulty.

"I don't think a president can make a judgment like that on the basis of politics," Cheney said. "The stakes are too high, the consequences too significant to be treating those as simple political calculations."

Watch Cheny's comments about Palin:

During the same Sunday show appearance Cheny also declined to endorse the former Alaska governor's potential 2012 presidential bid, saying that he has not yet decided on a candidate to support.

Cheney did not say whether he thinks Palin is capable or qualified of being president.