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Cheney Responds To Holder And Obama

Stephen Hayes, whose excellent book Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President, obtained this response last night from the Vice President about Attorney General Holder's decision to appoint a special prosecutor yetserday:

The documents released Monday clearly demonstrate that the individuals subjected to Enhanced Interrogation Techniques provided the bulk of intelligence we gained about al Qaeda. This intelligence saved lives and prevented terrorist attacks. These detainees also, according to the documents, played a role in nearly every capture of al Qaeda members and associates since 2002. The activities of the CIA in carrying out the policies of the Bush Administration were directly responsible for defeating all efforts by al Qaeda to launch further mass casualty attacks against the United States. The people involved deserve our gratitude. They do not deserve to be the targets of political investigations or prosecutions. President Obama's decision to allow the Justice Department to investigate and possibly prosecute CIA personnel, and his decision to remove authority for interrogation from the CIA to the White House, serves as a reminder, if any were needed, of why so many Americans have doubts about this Administration's ability to be responsible for our nation's security. (emphasis mine)


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Cheney vs. Obama, et al. T... (Below threshold)

Cheney vs. Obama, et al. This isn't even a fair contest.

People who have had to figh... (Below threshold)

People who have had to fight to survive can tell when someone is weak. Obama is a pussy. We all know it. The leftists think it'll aid in our destruction. How in God's name are we gonna get info from terrorists when they can ask gor a lawyer? Nauseating madness.

Obama's aim is permanent po... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

Obama's aim is permanent power and a transformation to a marxist/socialist government. His promise of transformation is slowly taking place right before our eyes. His appointment of Czars who get their jobs without FBI vetting or congressional approval puts in place a structure to take power when the economic policies of the Obama administration bring about the failure of the current government. Van Jones, the Green Job Czar is an ex convict, avowed communist who has President Obama's ear. WTF?

Chaney's comments properly ... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

Chaney's comments properly characterize the Obama Administration on matters of foreign policy and national defence: children playing with matches.

I'm sure the moral equivale... (Below threshold)

I'm sure the moral equivalence crowd are going to be chiming in soon, explaining how if we dare to even speak unkindly to detainees that we're the equivalent of headhackers and car bombers, and we must (weeping)(sarc) STOP in the name of HUMANITY so they will LOVE us and not want to DESTROY us because we're so MEAN and CRUEL!(/weeping)(/sarc)

Nice to see Cheney speaking up and telling Obama his head's in the wrong place.

It's Cheney vs. Bush and th... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

It's Cheney vs. Bush and the GOP will throw Cheney under the bus to attempt to prop up the legacy of the Bush Administration. He's of no use to them at this point anyway.

You'll be hearing lots of "Cheney's agenda was too ambitious " to "seemingly irrational at times."

Orville Redenbacher says hi.

Holder, one of the most cor... (Below threshold)

Holder, one of the most corrupted AG's in history, (see Mark Rich) and the clueless Obama cannot handle Cheney. Cheney will make mincemeat of these hacks. ww

The documents released Mond... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

The documents released Monday clearly demonstrate that enhanced interrogation techniques work and once again prove Obama doesn't know what he's taking about when he says they don't. Obama's entire foreign policy is based on false premises for which Americans may have to pay with their lives. A new bumper sticker: Disaster-you elected it

"It's Cheney vs. Bush and t... (Below threshold)

"It's Cheney vs. Bush and the GOP will throw Cheney under the bus..............."

Adrian, do you actually believe the bullshit you write?

Bush and Cheney are GONE as far as the GOP is concerned. Only people bringing them back up are you leftest liberals. Oh, and your buddy, Obama now OWNS any future intelligence problems that come up. This country gets hit, Obama's ass will be on the chopping block.

The "bestest administration ever" that can't find it's own ass with both hands is going to run things. Just like LBJ's "Wiz kids" ran the Vietnam war.

since the CIA prosecution p... (Below threshold)

since the CIA prosecution ploy is so obviously intended to distract from the disaster that is ObamaCAre...a medical analogy! :)

Imagine an Emergency Room Doctor being sued for an emergency tracheotomy they performed 6 YEARS ago, on the basis of the "nasty scar" it left...and the allegation that another procedure (unspecified) might have sufficed!

Mind you, the patient (in this case AMERICA) is not bringing this suit! America is happy just to be ALIVE...and the scar isn't all that bad! But an unscrupulous ambulance chaser (in this case Eric Holder), thinks he can grab some cheap publicity (and create a distraction) by bringing the suit!

Calling it H1N1 is a misnom... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

Calling it H1N1 is a misnomer because there are many other strains of H1N1, including the 1918 Spanish flu. Calling it novel H1N1 is just as much a misnomer because every new strain is novel. Same for calling it the Swine flu as there and many types of Swine flu that are subtype H1N2, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3.

In respect to the naming convention that's been in place for nearly a hundred years and which has bought us names like Spanish flu, Asian flu, Hong Kong flu, Russian flu, Wisconsin flu, and Fuji flu, this new flu should be called Mexican flu, and in fact that's what it's called in other parts of the world such as Thailand and Israel.

Ultimately, the Mexican flu will become just another of the many strains that float around without causing much concern beyond any other known human to human transmittable flu. The over reaction to Mexican flu serves a useful purpose in preparing us for when a truly dangerous new strain pops up.

The odds that the Mexican flu will mutate into some deadlier form are extremely remote. Its funny that those who profess evolution the loudest seem to understand it the least. The survival of a given flu strain is a race between variations to infect as many hosts as quickly as possible. The more virulent a variations is the slower it spreads, particularly among humans as our species is aware of the virus and able to take precautions. It's the least virulent variations that spread the fastest and leave immunized hosts in their wake, which then drive more virulent variations into extinction. If the evolutionary advantage was the other way around then every existing flu strain would become more and more virulent until all the hosts were extinct.

The purpose of evolution is not to create new species, but to maintain healthy ecosystems, and that explains why ecosystems are so finely tuned, and thus, easily upset by modern human activity.

Crap I posted (#11) to the ... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

Crap I posted (#11) to the wrong thread. Sorry!

Wow Mac! You blew my mind. ... (Below threshold)

Wow Mac! You blew my mind. Thanks for explaining. ww

The biggest question of all... (Below threshold)

The biggest question of all is: If Obama or
anyone in his family contracts H1N1, which
member of the Bush administration will take
the most blame? My money is on Cheney.

Question: will Cheney injec... (Below threshold)

Question: will Cheney inject any old men with H1N1 while on a hunting trip? The answer, most certainly, is maybe.

Cheney could take both thos... (Below threshold)

Cheney could take both those sissies (barry and holder) and sew their asses to their faces with one artery tied behind his back.

Hyper, You can back ... (Below threshold)

You can back that statement about Cheney can't you....






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