Former Vice President Dick Cheney:
“…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,” Cheney said. “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…”
Uh, if the right wingnuts have been complaining that the release of the torture authorization memos would hurt America, won’t the release of the “dubya administration ‘snuff porn'” memos do the same? Why does Dick Cheney hate America? Just asking.
The incomparable Digby:
…Did someone forget to tell Dick that he has no authority anymore to formally or informally ask the CIA to do jack?
I don’t ever remember a former president, much less a former vice president, behaving like this after he’s out of office. Can’t he find some GOP hacks to do this for him? It’s embarrassing…
It isn’t easy being out of power and not being able to travel the world without fear of arrest because you habitually violated the peremptory norms of international law.