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Dick Cheney Defends US Spying On Foreign Leaders (VIDEO)

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Cheney said that the intelligence gathered on foreign leaders and other countries is valuable to help the government address various issues.

"We do collect a lot of intelligence. Without speaking about any particular target or group of targets, that intelligence capability is enormously important to the United States, to our conduct in foreign policy, to defense matters, economic matters, and I'm a strong supporter of it," Cheney said.