Dick Cheney Speaks Out Against CIA Investigation

The Angler says he's 'OK with' agents going beyond legal mandate

Monday, August 31, 2009

Former Vice President Dick Cheney spoke out on Fox News yesterday against the decision by Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate the alleged abuse of prisoners by CIA interrogators. Cheney said he was concerned what effect the investigation would have on morale in the CIA and called it "clearly a political move." We’re here this morning with Scott Shane, who covers intelligence for our partners The New York Times, to go over the details.

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Comments [2]

Dave Brubeck

I feel much better now that Obama has found a way to avoid taking prisoners and torturing them.
He simply shoots them blows them up and no one complains.

Aug. 31 2009 11:28 AM
Hugh Sansom

The Nuremberg defense (I was just following orders; it was approved higher up) was dismissed and debunked 60 years ago.

WHY does anyone still take it seriously to this day.

Moreover, contrary to the language of TakeAway, there is NOTHING ALLEGED about the abuse of prisoners. NOR is it merely alleged that CIA agents abused prisoners.

Whether this or that particular agent abused prisoners IS alleged.

Dick Cheney, meanwhile, has unambiguously and repeatedly admitted his role in crimes against humanity.

Stop pretending. Stop lying. Stop the malicious he said/she said line of defense of American atrocities.

Aug. 31 2009 09:11 AM

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