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Cheney acknowledges poor public image

US Vice President Dick Cheney said he knows he has a poor public image but did not see the need to spend time improving it.

india Updated: May 03, 2006 08:18 IST

US Vice President Dick Cheney said he knows he has a poor public image but did not see the need to spend time improving it.

In an interview with Vanity Fair Magazine released on Tuesday, he also said he has no doubts the United States did "what needed to be done" in Iraq and he rejected the caricature of him as the power behind the throne.

"I think we have created a system that works for this president and for me, in terms of my ability to be able to contribute and participate in the process," he said.

Polls have shown Cheney's popularity hovering around the 20-per cent mark.

"My image might be better out there ... if I spent more time as a public figure trying to improve my image, but that's not why I'm here," Cheney said.

Asked if, during his "darkest night," he had any doubt about the administration's course, the vice president answered, "No ... I think we've done what needed to be done."