Go Ahead, Make His Day
posted at 8:16 am on April 21, 2009 by Jules Crittenden
Damn I miss that guy. But we don’t have to miss him, he hasn’t gone away. Cheney to Obama: Release all the memos, you sanctimonious wimp.
OK, that’s not exactly how he said it. via Drudge:
“One of the things that I find a little bit disturbing about this recent disclosure is they put out the legal memos, the memos that the CIA got from the Office of Legal Counsel, but they didn’t put out the memos that showed the success of the effort. And there are reports that show specifically what we gained as a result of this activity. They have not been declassified.”
“I formally asked that they be declassified now. I haven’t announced this up until now, I haven’t talked about it, but I know specifically of reports that I read, that I saw that lay out what we learned through the interrogation process and what the consequences were for the country.”
“And I’ve now formally asked the CIA to take steps to declassify those memos so we can lay them out there and the American people have a chance to see what we obtained and what we learned and how good the intelligence was, as well as to see this debate over the legal opinions.”
Well, sounds good, but the handwringing, shorts-in-a-twist crowd isn’t much interested in that. For 40-odd years now, they haven’t been invested in the defense of America, or even the defense of American values that they are now squawking about. It’s been about denying America, disparaging America, showing how indefensible America is, and when they finally have something as good as waterboarding to pour over the strapped-down right wing’s collective face, they’ll hardly want to mess that up with extraneous details. Especially extraneous details that mess up the preferred Bush-made-us-less-safe storyline.
You’ll never guess who’s on board with it, who’s in a stunned silence and who’s blabbering incoherently. I dunno, maybe you can. Discussion and links.
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