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Sunday, August 30, 2009

"Offends The Hell Out Of Me" Offends the hell out of me to, that you haven't been charged with war crimes.

2,751 on 9/11
1,723 in Louisiana
The only presidential administration that saw more American lives lost on American soil was Lincoln's.
The talking point that Bush and Cheney "kept us safe" has to go down as the biggest trick these guys ever pulled.

Torture Investigation
"Offends The Hell Out Of Me"
Cheney Accuses Obama Of Launching "Intensely Partisan" Torture Investigation

Dick Cheney left little on the table during a taped interview Fox News Sunday, accusing the Obama White House pursuing an "intensely partisan" investigation into the use of torture under the Bush administration.
Calling the "enhanced interrogation techniques" used on terrorist suspects "absolutely essential," the former vice president deemed any decision to launch an probe into the possible illegal use of these EITs an "outrageous political act" and a "direct slap at the CIA."
"We had a track record now of eight years of defending the nation against any further mass casualty attacks from al Qaeda. The approach of the Obama administration should be to come to those people who were involved in that policy and say, 'How did you do it? What were the keys to keeping this country safe over that period of time?'" Cheney said.
"Instead, they're out there now threatening to disbar the lawyers who gave us the legal opinions -- threatening contrary to what the president originally said. They're going to go out and investigate the CIA personnel who carried out those investigations."
Saying the move to launch an investigation "offends the hell out of me," Cheney accused Obama of succumbing to the political pressure of his progressive base.
"We had a president of the United States, President Obama, tell us a few months ago there wouldn't be an investigation," said Cheney. "Now, they get a little heat from the left wing of the Democratic Party and they are reversing course on that." LinkHere

McCain Whacks Cheney: Torture Violated Law And Helped The Terrorists

"I believe the president was right when he said we ought to go forward and not back," he said. "I worry about the morale and effectiveness of the CIA. I worry about this thing getting out of control and us harming our ability to carry out the struggle we are in with radical Islamic extremism."
"For us now to go back," McCain added. "I think would be a serious mistake."


Cheney says cooperation with CIA probe "will depend"

Source: Reuters
WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney said he might refuse to speak with a prosecutor investigating suspected CIA prisoner abuses, a probe he branded as political and bad for national security.
Cheney has been one of the fiercest critics of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's decision last week to name a new special prosecutor to look deeper into harsh interrogations of captured terrorism suspects during the Bush administration.
Asked whether he would talk to prosecutor John Durham if eventually sought out, Cheney told "Fox News Sunday": "It will depend on the circumstances and what I think their activities are really involved in. I've been very outspoken in my views on this matter."
The cases under investigation include a mock execution, use of a power drill to scare a prisoner and the waterboarding of accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed 183 times.

Remember when he answered a question with one word "so"? Here is transcript.

Cheney On Two-Thirds Of The American Public Opposing The Iraq
War: ‘So?’
This morning, on the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion,
ABC’s Good Morning America aired an interview with Vice
President Cheney on the war. During the segment, Cheney
flatly told White House correspondent Martha Raddatz that he
doesn’t care about the American public’s views on the war:
CHENEY: On the security front, I think there’s a general
consensus that we’ve made major progress, that the surge has
worked. That’s been a major success.
RADDATZ: Two-third of Americans say it’s not worth
RADDATZ So? You don’t care what the American people
CHENEY: No. I think you cannot be blown off course by the
fluctuations in the public opinion polls.

Kerry Slams Cheney on 'This Week' (Cheney has shown a disrespect for the constitution)

Source: ABC News
In our interview this morning, John Kerry hit back at Dick Cheney's charge on Fox News that the Attorney General's decision to investigate possible CIA abuses is an "outrageous political act."
“Dick Cheney has shown through the years, frankly, a disrespect for the constitution for sharing of information to Congress and a respect for the law and I’m not surprised that he’s upset about this,” Kerry told me this morning on “This Week.”
Senator Orrin Hatch defended the former Veep's position, saying that the Obama Administration’s probe into CIA interrogation techniques of terror detainees would weaken efforts for protecting national security.
“We don’t want to cripple our ability in very crucial times to get the information we gotta have to save our country and to protect our people,” Hatch told me during our interview this morning on 'This Week.'

Wallace defends torture, snidely says it’s ‘purely coincidental’ U.S. hasn’t been attacked since 9/11. LinkHere


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