"You don't care what the American people think?"

Dick Cheney says he doesn't pay attention to "fluctuations" in public opinion on Iraq.

By Alex Koppelman
Published March 19, 2008 2:48PM (EDT)

Vice President Dick Cheney appeared -- from Oman -- on "Good Morning America" Wednesday. During Cheney's appearance, ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz mentioned public opinion polls on the war in Iraq.

Here's the conversation that ensued, including Raddatz's original comment. Video of the exchange follows.

RADDATZ: Two-thirds of Americans say it's not worth fighting.


RADDATZ: So? You don't care what the American people think?

CHENEY: No. I think you cannot be blown off course by the fluctuations in the public opinion polls. There has in fact been fundamental change and transformation and improvement for the better. That's a huge accomplishment.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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