"These men deserve to be decorated. They don't deserve to be prosecuted"

Dick Cheney talking about the Obama administration’s continued insistence on prosecuting CIA agents involved in enhanced interrogations:

Dick_Cheney.jpgFormer Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday it’s an “outrage” the Obama administration continues to investigate CIA agents who interrogated terror suspects, claiming they did nothing wrong and expressing concern about the precedent it sets.

Though it’s unclear what role so-called enhanced interrogation played in finding bin Laden, Cheney told “Fox News Sunday” the techniques probably “contributed” and suggested the circumstances make the Justice probe all the more unsettling.

“It’s unfortunate,” Cheney said. “These men deserve to be decorated. They don’t deserve to be prosecuted.”

Cheney noted there was a “complete investigation” during the Bush administration that concluded the agents had not violated the law. He said the decision by Holder to reopen that case and hand it over to a special prosecutor sets a “terrible precedent.”

“These are government employees. They did nothing wrong, as best as any of us knows,” Cheney told “Fox News Sunday.” “It is an outrage that we would go after the people who deserve the credit for keeping us safe for seven and a half years.”

At what point are investigations against Eric Holder and his politically charged prosecutions to begin?  Or does the man’s skin pigmentation play a role in preventing such launches?

Color me curious.

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Posted by on May 9, 2011.
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  • irongrampa

    Relax, oh ye of little faith.

    Right after someone realizes that dismissing these charges is politically expedient, they’re gone.

    Til then, not so much.

  • Rodney Graves

    Sauce for the gander is called for.

  • Sep14

    If I did not know better I’d swear Holder is a Racist..

    Cue chico the clown in 5..3..2.1

  • Hank

    As has been mentioned elsewhere….

    So killing terrorists is ok but
    Waterboarding them is a crime?

    Then again, knowing Obama, contradictions like this are par for the course.

  • Tsar Nicholas II

    At this stage on this topic Holder, Obama & Co. are just trying to throw a bone to their wealthy base of liberal idiots in Pacific Heights and SoHo. Once they’ve squeezed a bit more money of them, and we get closer to the Nov. 2012 general election, they’ll “pivot” again and drop these nonsensical charges.

  • WildWillie

    It is a disgusting political move that will cause CIA officials to be worried more about politic’s then the job at hand. ww

  • Gladius

    I don’t think these trials will take place for a # of reasons. One, as stated above is to play to the base. I have never seen an administration be able to be influnced like this one,which means they are very weak individuals. I think they feel they have to play to the far left b/c of the chance of a primary. I don’t think there is much of a chance of that. Two, Obama will figure out if trails take place his chances of reelection are finished. I would not be afraid to bet if it were not for last Nov. he might have already proceeded but there will be an outcry from everyday Americans. They haven’t forgoten KSM. Three, if they want to open up that can of worms for holding gov. employees accountable then look no futher then the DOJ for NBBP, Operation Gun Runner and the DOI not allowing drilling in the Gulf. That’s just off the top of my head I am sure you guys can come up with more.

  • Rodney Graves

    Sep14,

    Tweet! Graves’ law violation.

  • RichardW

    Posted by Rick
    Published: May 9, 2011 – 12:39 PM

    “At one point are investigations against Eric Holder and his politically charged prosecutions to begin? Or does the man’s skin pigmentation play a role in preventing such launches?”

    TWEET! Graves Law violation.

  • Oldpuppymax

    You MUST know by now that the spineless Republican crew in the House will NEVER investigate a “pigmented” friend of Obama! Invitations to the “right” New York/D.C. cocktail parties and elite mixers would dry up in a flash!

  • retired military

    Richardw

    “TWEET! Graves Law violation.”

    that is pretty rich when you state that you and your friends discuss “killing people vs starting a war to “kill darkies”” (paraphrased)

  • Sep14

    I’ve heard of ‘Stockholm syndrome’ but whats with this ‘pigmatism’ stuff? Is this a new diagnosis for what ails BarryHolder Inc.?

    ‘Piglet Syndrome?’

  • Olsoljer

    To hell with sauce for the gander, it’s way past time to cook the turkey in the whitehouse and all his giblets.