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April 21, 2009

Vice President Dick Cheney Formally Asks CIA to Release Torture Memos

Sean Hannity interviewed Cheney on his show last night

Cheney Calls For More CIA Reports To Be Declassified


In a two part interview airing tonight and tomorrow night on FOX News Channel’s Hannity (9-10PM ET), Vice President Dick Cheney shared his thoughts on the CIA memos that were recently declassified and also revealed his request to the CIA to declassify additional memos that confirm the success of the Bush administration’s interrogation tactics:

They discussed the interrogation techniques used during the Bush years. Cheney was disturbed that the Obama Administration released techniques that were used but not the memos that showed the success of the efforts.


“One of the things that I find a little bit disturbing about this recent disclosure is they put out the legal memos, the memos that the CIA got from the Office of Legal Counsel, but they didn't put out the memos that showed the success of the effort. And there are reports that show specifically what we gained as a result of this activity. They have not been declassified.”
“I formally asked that they be declassified now. I haven't announced this up until now, I haven't talked about it, but I know specifically of reports that I read, that I saw that lay out what we learned through the interrogation process and what the consequences were for the country.”
“And I've now formally asked the CIA to take steps to declassify those memos so we can lay them out there and the American people have a chance to see what we obtained and what we learned and how good the intelligence was, as well as to see this debate over the legal opinions.”

And also this.....................


Vice President Dick Cheney told Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity that President Obama’s handshake with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez “was not helpful” and could lead “foes” of the U.S. to “think they’re dealing with a weak president.”
“I find disturbing is the extent to which he has gone to Europe, for example, and seemed to apologize profusely in Europe, and then to Mexico, and apologize there, and so forth,” Cheney told Hannity.
“And I think you have to be very careful. The world outside there, both our friends and our foes, will be quick to take advantage of a situation if they think they’re dealing with a weak president or one who is not going to stand up and aggressively defend America’s interests.”


Wild Thing's comment.........

Obama and his releasing memos to make us look bad but not releasing the rest of it that shows how it worked out for the good and what needed to be done is rock solid pure EVIL and that is just what B. Hussein Obama is....EVIIL and he truly hates America and our military.

God bless Dick Cheney, I LOVE how he is fighting back!!!!!! Cheney is one guy you DO NOT want to play hardball with! I love how he pops up out of nowhere. He isn't an attention WHORE like Obama and gang and he only speaks to the media `when it is relevant.

Obama’s definition of transparancy: “We will only tell you the side of the story that makes us look good”

Posted by Wild Thing at April 21, 2009 04:55 AM


I would like to see him in a debate with B. Hussein on this, without teleprompters and if he had a debate with Biden it would be a circus with Biden being the clown.
Bob A.

Posted by: Bob A at April 21, 2009 07:27 AM

When it comes to International dealings, Obama is weak but when it comes to the US, he'll rule with an iron fist.

Posted by: BobF at April 21, 2009 07:30 AM

Dick is tough because he was born in the wilds of America and grew up in the Mountain west of Wyoming. You're either tough or you don't survive. I love him--he's not afraid to use less familiar language when he needs to and he's dead on honest. I'd rather pal around with him than any one of the democrats.

Posted by: Lynn at April 21, 2009 08:19 AM

I think it is a part of Obama's agenda to release torture techniques, but not the results. It is part of his plan to ruin America. Obama is not the President. He is the Ruler, Teh One.

Dick Cheney has to be very worried if he is speaking out publically. Normally ex (Repub)presidents and vice presidents don't criticize other administrations.

Posted by: TomR at April 21, 2009 11:48 AM

O'Vomit is so fucking ignorant that he doesn't seem to comprehend what "TOP SECRET" means. This A hole needs to resign and NOW before we are attacked again.

Posted by: cuchieddie (VN66/68) at April 21, 2009 12:05 PM

Nobody on their side would debate Cheney. When Dick Cheney debated the Breck Girl, he slaughtered him.

He knows the security of the country depends on keeping certain things secret and when that is violated he says so.

Posted by: Mark at April 21, 2009 02:02 PM

All Chaney is asking is for all the facts to be presented, not just those that fit the Communist agenda. I think all this releasing of the so called torture techniques is a set up for the Bush administration to be prosecuted by the world court, initiated by Obama and Holder. How long before this phony pardons his Somali brother that was brought to New York?

Posted by: Jack at April 21, 2009 03:57 PM

Prior to being elected President, Obama wouldn't have passed the security requirements for a Top Secret Clearance. His drug use and collaboration with known terrorists would have disqualified him. He also would have been required to present a valid birth certificate and his traveling on a foreign passport during his college years would have raised red flags too.

Posted by: BobF at April 21, 2009 06:33 PM

Bob A., that would be one I would love to

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 21, 2009 06:46 PM

BobF., your so right!

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 21, 2009 06:50 PM

Lynn, your so right, and I agree, I would
love to pal around with him and his wife
is fantastic too. I loved how she stood
up to Wolf Blitzer that time about our
troops and that horrible video CNN was
running of a solider being killed.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 21, 2009 06:56 PM

Tom, good point, I agree. Cheney loves
America, he must be boiling mad to see
all this that has been happening.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 21, 2009 07:07 PM

cuchieddie (VN66/68), he sure is, and
one would think someone on his team
would at least know but either they
don't or they do know and don't care.
These people are going to learn when
the bad comes down it will be on
their heads as well.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 21, 2009 07:11 PM

Mark, well said, your right.
Thanks for reminding me about the
debate too, that was so good.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 21, 2009 07:14 PM

Jack,"How long before this phony pardons
his Somali brother that was brought to
New York?"
I bet he is on Obama's list
of things to do.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 21, 2009 07:16 PM

BobF., yes thanks for pointing all of that
out. And now that jerk is acting like he
is legal, did all according to the laws,
never blocked his school stuff, and all
the things you mentioned.
He said uses words he has not earned the
right to speak, like integrity. GRRRRR

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 21, 2009 07:20 PM