Its a who do you believe controversy

The riff brewing between former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Secretary of State and retired General Colin Powell is picking up tracks quickly.

In case youve been out of the loop, a new autobiography by Vice President Cheney that appeared on book shelves for sale Tuesday has apparently been unkind to Secretary Powell and speaks harshly about his tenure in the George W. Bush administration.

According to reports, the book, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, is also unkind to others who served in the Bush administration

Secretary Powell is pulling no punches and is making it clear that he is very upset about what has been written about him in the Cheney book and says adamantly that the charges are not true adding that he is disappointed that a former vice president would write such remarks to be published in a tell all book.

On CBSs Face the Nation Sunday, Secretary Powell described the books remarks about him and others as cheap shots.

At this point it looks like the matter is going to develop into a who do you believe type of argument.

Im betting most Americans will side with Secretary Powell, a well respected military leader and public servant.

But even so Mr. Cheney will surely still win because the turmoil and controversy will only help sell more books.