WATCH: 'You Got It Wrong,' Fox News Anchor Tells Cheney

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Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney traded barbs with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly on Wednesday, with the anchor for the conservative news station telling Cheney that on Iraq, "You got it wrong."

The testy interview follows an opinion piece Cheney co-authored in the Wall Street Journal with his daughter, Liz Cheney, that denounced U.S. President Barack Obama's foreign policy.

Kelly grilled the former Vice President about his claims. "In your op-ed, you write as follows, rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many," she said, "but time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong as well in Iraq, sir."

She followed those remarks by listing a number of mistakes the Bush administration made in its handling of the U.S.-led War in Iraq. Some analysts have argued that similar misperceptions sit at the heart of recent animosity toward Iran.

Cheney rejected Kelly's claims, saying "It would have been irresponsible for us not to act."

"We did do the right thing," he insisted.

The discussion about the future of Iraq come as security there deteriorates. In response, the Obama administration has announced that it will deploy nearly 300 military advisers to Iraq and is considering talks with Iran about the situation.

In the years since left office, Cheney - who has a history of heart problems - has voiced a number of controversial positions. Earlier this year, he expressed support for an Israeli strike on Iran. He has also stated that while in office, he urged the Bush administration to bomb Syria.

Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney.Credit: AP

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