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Report: Bush Administration Knowingly Detained Innocent Men At Gitmo

The Times of London is out with a new report that purports to establish that the Bush Administration kept men at Guantanamo Bay whom it new to be innocent: George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld covered up that hundreds of innocent men were sent to the Guantánamo Bay prison camp because they feared […]

Top CIA Official Says Waterboarding Ban Has No Negative Impact On Intelligence Gathering

Another nail in the Cheney coalition’s coffin: Michael Sulick, head of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, told a student audience last week that the spy agency has seen no fall-off in intelligence since waterboarding was banned by the Obama administration. “I don’t think we’ve suffered at all from an intelligence standpoint,” Sulick told students and […]

Karl Rove: I Initially Told Bush Not To Pick Cheney For Vice-President

by @ Saturday, March 27th, 2010. Filed under Dick Cheney, George W Bush, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Interesting: “Bush’s Brain” helped get the former Texas oilman elected twice, but there was one piece of advice he flat-out refused to take: Kick Cheney to the curb. Karl Rove told CNN’s John King on Thursday that he wanted President George W. Bush to pick someone else as his running mate. “[Bush] was set on […]

George Will To Dick Cheney: Maybe You Should Have Dithered A Little

by @ Sunday, October 25th, 2009. Filed under Afghanistan, Dick Cheney, Foreign Affairs, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Late last week former Vice-President Cheney lashed out at the Obama Administration and accused them of dithering on the Afghan War: On today’s This Week, George Will came up with the only appropriate response: WILL: Well, also, a bit of dithering might have been in order before we went into Iraq in pursuit of non-existent […]

How Dick Cheney Nearly Blew A Terrorism Case

by @ Wednesday, September 9th, 2009. Filed under Dick Cheney, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, War On Terror

The Times of London reports that then Vice-President Cheney’s insistence on arresting a member of al Qaeda nearly jeopardized the investigation that led to the recent conviction of three men for plotting what some have called a second 9/11: Dick Cheney, the former US Vice President, nearly destroyed Britain’s efforts to bring the airline bomb […]

Cheney In 2012 ?

by @ Tuesday, September 1st, 2009. Filed under 2012 Election, Dick Cheney, Elections, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto argues that the former Vice-President may be just what the GOP needs in 2012: If the Bush administration’s policies really did keep us safe for 7½ years, then it stands to reason that the Obama administrations’ policies may be endangering us now. Certainly that is how the public would […]

Chris Wallace: Torture Apologist

by @ Monday, August 31st, 2009. Filed under Dick Cheney, Homeland Security, Media, Politics, War On Terror

Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace made it pretty clear on Sunday where he stands on the torture debate: Of course, this is the same guy who got his opinion on the issue from a fictional character: By the way, I addressed Wallace’s argument about the lack of terror attacks since 9/11 yesterday.

Cheney Continues To Fight Torture Inquiry, And Defends Breaking The Law

by @ Sunday, August 30th, 2009. Filed under Al Qaeda, Dick Cheney, George W Bush, Homeland Security, Politics, War On Terror

Former Vice-President Cheney continued his one-man crusade to convince Americans that the “enhanced interrogation techniques” that he favored worked and that the don’t need to be investigated any further: WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Dick Cheney asserted on Sunday that the Justice Department’s decision to review detainee interrogation practices by Central Intelligence Agency workers and […]

CIA Releases Documents That Cheney Claimed Would Vindicate Torture

by @ Tuesday, August 25th, 2009. Filed under Dick Cheney, Homeland Security, Politics, War On Terror

The CIA has released the documents that former Vice-President Cheney said would vindicate the Bush Administration’s decision to allow so-called “enhanced interrogation” of al Qaeda suspects: The CIA released the documents today that former Vice President Dick Cheney requested earlier this year in an attempt to prove his assertion that using enhanced interrogation techniques on […]

Cheney To Throw Bush Under The Bus In Upcoming Memoir

by @ Thursday, August 13th, 2009. Filed under Dick Cheney, George W Bush, Politics

Today’s Washington Post reports that former Vice-President Cheney’s upcoming memoir will contain an unflattering portrait of the man he served under for eight years: In his first few months after leaving office, former vice president Richard B. Cheney threw himself into public combat against the “far left” agenda of the new commander in chief. More […]

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