OK EVERYONE. Are you ready to Rummmbllle. This issue is important on two fronts. One, the Dems are in power and hate the military,(when we use them, they don’t mind paying for them to do nothing, after all the military is a commies wet dream, and yes I love our guys and gals in uniform, but if they are not “working” we are paying them to be on the dole. (I know Uncooperative :)) And frankly our Military Want To Work.) So anything to undermine the mission, past and present is just tooo fine. Second, they can effectively make a case for stopping all interrogations for ever more. This will also open a door for investigation of all President Bush’s cabinet.
From News Max:
WASHINGTON – The CIA on Thursday rejected a request by former Vice President Dick Cheney that it make public documents that he said showed the effectiveness of using harsh interrogation methods on terrorism suspects.
Cheney had asked the agency to declassify two memos that he believes back up his contention that useful intelligence was gained through such methods. The Bush administration authorized the use of waterboarding, sleep and food deprivation and forced nudity as it sought information after the Sept. 11 attacks.
The CIA said the two memos Cheney asked to be made public were relevant to pending litigation.
“For that reason — and that reason only — CIA did not accept Mr. Cheney’s request for a Mandatory Declassification Review,” Paul Gimigliano, CIA spokesman, said.
A spokeswoman for Cheney, who has become the most public defender of much of key aspects of George W. Bush’s presidency that ended in January, said he was preparing an appeal.
He has been involved in an increasingly contentious battle with the Obama administration over the interrogation program, whose disclosure prompted international anger and undermined the United States’ reputation around the world.
In one of his first acts as president, President Barack Obama ordered more humane treatment for terrorism suspects.
Obama called waterboarding, a form of simulated drowning, a form of torture and has not ruled out prosecution of those Bush administration officials who authorized it.
Cheney criticized Obama’s decision last month to release legal opinions prepared during the Bush administration which justified the use of the techniques, employed against some caught in Bush’s declared war against terrorism after the Sept 11 attacks