While former Vice President Dick Cheney's new memoir has garnered some vociferous criticism from some members of his administration, former president George W. Bush says he's fine with the book -- and "glad" to see that members of his administration are telling their stories.
The book, which paints unflattering portraits of several of Cheney's former colleagues, has already ruffled the feathers of prominent former Bush administration officials like Colin Powell.
Mr. Bush, however, said he wasn't bothered by the memoir.
"I'm glad members of my family are giving their version of what it was like to serve our country," he said in an interview with "Fox & Friends." "I did the same thing."
Mr. Bush noted that regardless of what those in his administration wrote, "objective historians" would record their own analyses of history.
"Eventually, objective historians will analyze our administration and will draw objective conclusions," he said.
Former Secretary of State Ricein a Wednesday interview that she did not "appreciate" the attack on her integrity implicit in former Vice President Dick Cheney's comments about her in the book.
Meanwhile, Former Secretary of State Colin Powell was stronger in his critique of the memoir - and the allegations it made against his service to the nation.
"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," Powell said in a Sunday interview on CBS' "Face the Nation."Mr. Cheney had a long and distinguished career and I opened his book that's what he would focus on, not these cheap shots that he's taking at me and other members of the administration who served to the best of our ability for President Bush."