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If it can happen to Yoo it will happen to you Dick Cheney

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The article "Justice Dept. Wants Delay in Releasing CIA Report on Detainee Treatment" at

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/19/AR2009061903335_pf.html

 

Let's be hopeful as the article states "Amrit Singh, an ACLU lawyer, said the group is disappointed by the delay. "We can only hope that this delay is a sign that the forces of transparency within the Obama administration are winning over the forces of secrecy and that the report will ultimately be released with minimal redactions," she said. "The CIA should not be permitted to use national security as a pretext for suppressing evidence of its own unlawful conduct."

 

Maybe the US MSM should be covering this rather than obsessing on Michael Jackson and Sanford. If, when, the "Holy Grail" Torture Report" materializes it will match another recent defeat for Cheney. Each loss stokes the flames for bringing him to justice. The article "Judge to review Cheney interview in CIA leak case" at

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CHENEY_CIA_LEAK?SITE=MAFIT&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

 

states "A federal judge said Thursday that he wants to look at notes from the FBI's interview with former Vice President Dick Cheney during the investigation into who leaked the identity of a CIA operative."

 

Just as with torturing detainees Cheney blabbed about his role in this matter to prove what tough guys the GOP members are as the article states "Cheney agreed to talk to FBI agents in June 2004 as they were investigating the leak of former CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity to reporters the year before. Her name was revealed after her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, criticized the Bush administration's prewar intelligence on Iraq."

         

Cheney's former top aide, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, reprised the role of the Iran-Contra scandal's Ollie North, and who was Libby protecting? The article continues "Libby told the FBI in 2003 that it was possible that Cheney ordered him to reveal Plame's identity to reporters. The prosecutor in that case, Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, said in his closing remarks at Libby's trial that there was a "cloud" over Cheney's role in the case. Fitzgerald told members of Congress who also sought the information that Cheney set no conditions about the use of his interview with investigators."

 

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