August 25, 2009

Does Dick Cheney Seem Like a Rabid Dog to You?

Former Vice President Dick Cheney had a good run. He was a longterm congressman from his home state. He ran a large and successful Fortune 500 company. He served for eight years as our nation's vice president. He raised children who appear to be very loving and loyal to him.

With all that positive karma in his life ... why does it seem that former vice president Dick Cheney is going stark-raving mad?

This week Cheney criticized President Barack Obama's ability to handle national security after the Justice Department appointed a special prosecutor to investigate CIA interrogation abuses.

Cheney said the intelligence obtained from harsh interrogation techniques had saved lives.

"The people involved deserve our gratitude. They do not deserve to be the targets of political investigations or prosecutions. President Obama's decision to allow the Justice Department to investigate and possibly prosecute CIA personnel, and his decision to remove authority for interrogation from the CIA to the White House, serves as a reminder, if any were needed, of why so many Americans have doubts about this Administration's ability to be responsible for our nation's security," Cheney said.
Earlier this year, Cheney had asked the CIA to declassify two memos that he said showed the effectiveness of using harsh interrogation methods on terrorism suspects.

The CIA in May rejected that request, but on Monday released the documents, with classified portions blacked out.

"The activities of the CIA in carrying out the policies of the Bush Administration were directly responsible for defeating all efforts by al Qaeda to launch further mass casualty attacks against the United States," Cheney said.
Cheney simply refuses to be silent. Why can't he be more like Dan Quayle or Walter Mondale?


Anonymous said...

I don't necessarily disagree with what Cheney said about Obama and in all honesty, I do not see his (Obama's) purpose in this probe. As much as we hate to admit, this is what the CIA is responsible for and we have to accept that job. For all we know, the "torture" they implemented could very well be keeping our country safe. Only the CIA knows and I am sure if they told us, they'd have to kill us.

Unknown said...

ANR - I wish that the Attorney General had let this one slide. It is not a worthwhile argument at this stage (IMHO). That being said ... I think that Cheney's decorum and acid-tongue makes him look a little out of control...

CCG said...

LOL @ Rabid Dog!!!

But, Villager; YES. I agree.

Unknown said...

CCGroovy - 'Rabid dog' may have been harsh ... but, it was the visual that I had in my mind at the time...