Cheney to Obama: Release ALL the CIA Memos

by Sal on April 21, 2009

in Politics,War on Terror

Dick Cheney has come out swinging against Obama’s selective release of memos detailing the interrogation techniques the CIA used against terrorists during the Bush administration.  Cheney, speaking to Sean Hannity in an interview to be aired later tonight, called for a release of all the memos showing the effectiveness of the techniques and the intelligence gained.

Cheney argued that it was disingenuous of the Obama administration to release the memos without the details of their application and success.  If transparency is what Obama wants (and I doubt that to be the case) he would declassify the details of the actual interrogations and give the American public an idea of the type of intelligence gained from the techniques used.  Cheney has submitted a formal request to the CIA that they declassify the documents in question.  It remains to be seen if these documents ever see the light of day, but my inclination would be to say that they will not.  The documents will not be released because they do not serve the Obama’s agenda of denigrating the Bush administration and its role in keeping us safe, and in denigrating the United States and the people who work tirelessly for our National Security.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Tammy April 21, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Cheney needs to keep pushing for the release of the documents. The louder he is the more that the O-team will be questioned as to why they won’t release them.


Carl April 22, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Obama released what he released due to a lawsuit, not because he simply chose to. If Cheney truly wants the docs released that he says he does, then he should do a FOIA request and follow that up with a lawsuit if he’s serious and they don’t comply.

Or… maybe we could read a bunch more crap into this than reality allows for.


Tammy April 22, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Cheney did request them. And for the record….who was behind the lawsuit? Liberals? HUH? Could it be?

Obama could have refused to release them. Appealed the decision and he did not.


Peter April 26, 2009 at 5:36 am

It is a pitty that Obama and/or Obama administration is increasingly becoming partisan and serving political self-intrests instead of the wider USA interests.


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