Cheney says he knows some people compare him to "Star Wars" villain Darth Vader

Vice President Dick Cheney, a villain? He knows some people think of him that way.

"People say, `Well, that's just Cheney. He's the Darth Vader of the administration, always taking the dark view,"' Cheney said in an interview Tuesday with the "Hannity & Colmes" show on Fox News Channel.

The two were discussing the bloodshed terrorists could cause if they used a nuclear, biological or other dangerous weapon on an American city.

"The threat is very real," Cheney said. "It's out there. And we need to do everything we can to make certain that we aren't struck again."

He trumpeted President George W. Bush's national security policy, then he criticized Democrats who are trying to take control of Congress on Nov. 7, reports AP.

"Unfortunately, at this stage, I think there's some jeopardy, depending on how the election comes out, as to whether or not we'll be able to continue those policies," Cheney said.