Former VP Dick Cheney Says, “it’s an “outrage” the Obama administration continues to investigate CIA agents who interrogated terror suspects”

 

IT’S AN OUTRAGE …

Former Vice President Dick Cheney went on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace to discuss the killing of Osama Bin Laden and the continued investigations into CIA agents by the Obama Administration’s AG Eric Holder.  Talk about a mixed message and having your cake and eating it to on the part of Barack Obama. As he takes credit for the killing of Bin Laden, he also is having his administration investigate the very individuals who gathered the intelligence. Dick Cheney did provide profs to Obama; however, he also said that the justice probe of CIA agents was an “OUTRAGE”.


Cheney noted there was a “complete investigation” during the Bush administration that concluded the agents had not violated the law. He said the decision by Holder to reopen that case and hand it over to a special prosecutor sets a “terrible precedent.”

“These are government employees. They did nothing wrong, as best as any of us knows,” Cheney told “Fox News Sunday.” “It is an outrage that we would go after the people who deserve the credit for keeping us safe for seven and a half years.”

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld also said Sunday that the Obama administration should set the CIA probe “aside” and move on, calling it a “most unfortunate thing.”

“These people were operating at the direction of the president. They were doing things that had been approved by the Department of Justice,” Rumsfeld said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “And it sends a chill throughout the government.”

The Lonely Conservative reminds us that this is not the first time that the Obama Administration has gone after heroes.Let us not forget when they went after Navy Seals for abusing terrorist.

Oh, and remember when they prosecuted Navy SEALS for “abusing” terrorists? The case fell apart, they were just trying to make examples of them. Now they bask in the glory brought to them by the Navy SEALS.

Which further goes to the questions that Chris Wallace would later ask Obama’s WH Security adviser Tom Donilon that shooting a terrorist in the head was consistent with US values but some how waterboarding wasn’t. I guess the same question can be asked as to Navy Seals being prosecuted for abusing terrorist. They can kill them but not abuse them, really?



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    20 Responses to “Former VP Dick Cheney Says, “it’s an “outrage” the Obama administration continues to investigate CIA agents who interrogated terror suspects””

    1. Cheney Calls Probe of CIA agents an ‘Outrage’ | The Lonely Conservative on May 9th, 2011 7:04 am

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    2. NGBoston on May 9th, 2011 9:27 am

      It is an outrage, but Cheney is no Saint himself. I did not think that he and GWB worked well together.

      Cheney is most definetly not the soft spoken type and I swear, HE WANTED to be President.

      He can be harsh, but also correct. I believe he adversely affected GWB’s Administration however and certainly made mistakes. Don’t like him.

    3. paula on May 9th, 2011 11:36 am

      I agree with Darth Vader

    4. Flippy on May 9th, 2011 11:47 am

      shooting a terrorist in the head was consistent with US values but some how waterboarding wasn’t.
      ————-

      In the USA, we have capital punishment. If we are okay with murdering someone who kills another innocent, then why are we not okay with torturing them first? Why not boil them in oil or burn them alive?

      These philosophical arguments have a way of turning back around themselves and going full circle, which is why there is no good answer.

      The best I could come up with is that is depends upon whether you feel waterboarding is torture, and lesser so on whether you feel torture is “more civilized” than execution.

    5. super dave on May 9th, 2011 3:12 pm

      Michelle Obama will host a rapper in our White House who talks of killing cops and burning Bush.
      now this should be an eye opener as to where her loyalties lie. still a commie poser like her boy Van Jones.

    6. Michelle Smith on May 9th, 2011 5:39 pm

      I agree with #2 NGBoston. I am not nor was I ever a big fan of Cheney and wished Bush had picked someone else for his running mate.

      I think he was a sore spot with the Bush Administration.

    7. yoyo muffintop on May 9th, 2011 6:16 pm

      They dont call right wingers the American Taliban for nothing.

      Anyone who promotes torture is against America….it really is that simple.

      The Taliban tortures. Iran tortures. America has to be better than that.
      ____________
      SM: You have no clue yoyo and you just showed how truly ignorant you really are.
      R

    8. Babybear on May 9th, 2011 8:11 pm

      I think we should thank the President of the US for ridding the world of Bin Ladin. So, thank you George W. Bush.

    9. rightknight on May 9th, 2011 11:13 pm

      Our own ‘Sporter’ is essentially waterskiing, golfing, shooting
      baskets, vacationing, campaigning, and spiking the ball on
      the coattails of George W. Bush’s Policies. Bush and our elite
      Military get 99.44% of the available credit for ending Monsieur
      Bin Laden’s despicable career!

      Meanwhile, the smokescreens, red herrings, diversions, and
      detours are being generated and brandished to the extreme.
      One of those currently being pushed is the unreasonable
      challenge of our CIA Agents.

    10. yoyo muffintop on May 9th, 2011 11:55 pm

      #8: wow, the stupid is strong in this one

      As far as shooting Bin Laden in the head vs. torture, let me help you out: Bin Laden was responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans, hundreds of others, an international criminal, and the most wanted man on the entire planet. Your comically inept false equivalence is….well…comical.
      ______________
      SM: Wouldn’t this be all the more reason to have waterboarded KSM? You are kind of making the point by stating that Bin Laden was the most wanted man “on the entire planet”. Wound not that mean that any form of interrogation would be required to get intel to get such a terrorist? Just saying.

    11. Rusty Bridges on May 10th, 2011 7:53 am

      Waterboarding to me is torture. Anything that gets somebody to devulge information through threat or intimidation is torture.

      Now, having said that. If I pulled up to the local tortures r us drive up window and had a choice of either waterboarding or capture, rape, sodomy, and beheading or disembowlment… I think I would chose waterboarding.

      Thats what makes us different.

      Amazed still, how you gotta spell it out for the liberal mindset.

    12. Dolf on May 10th, 2011 8:06 am

      yes, listebn to Cheney & Rumsfeld.

      Cause they did so much good for the US…….
      _________________
      SM: As opposed to what, the bankrupting of America from liberal spending. GWB did some things that I did not agree with; however, what do you think was so bad? I would rather have a cowboy than a socialist.
      R

    13. super dave on May 10th, 2011 8:30 am

      yoyo propaganda is senseless as always. Obama has done nothing but ride the coat tails of president Bush since being elected.
      even the majority thank Bush for the taking out of Bin laden and the democrats cry like the babies they are.

    14. Scott on May 10th, 2011 9:08 am

      LOL at the SHEEPLE called yoyo…

      Wow… thanks Mr. God for telling us that if you are for torture then you are against America.

      No you little twit…liberal progressive idiots such as yourself are against America and what made America great…you are the libtards pushing universal healthcare; spending our children’s and grandchildren’s money without revocation.

      Little libtard twits like you can NOT stand the fact that WATERBOARDING in FACT did work and led us to the doorstep of UBL. It must eat progressive libtards alive that the POLICIES of Bush that Obama campaigned against are the sole reason of the killing of UBL.

      Eat it libtard!

    15. Flippy on May 10th, 2011 9:29 am

      SM: Wouldn’t this be all the more reason to have waterboarded KSM? You are kind of making the point by stating that Bin Laden was the most wanted man “on the entire planet”. Wound not that mean that any form of interrogation would be required to get intel to get such a terrorist? Just saying.
      ———-

      Wikileaks should support or refute the idea that we got any actionable intel from waterboarding KSM. If waterboarding really did generate such intel then we can engage in a conversation on the justification of enhanced interrogation.

      But, as I said above, we have long accepted executing criminals, and we have long rejected torturing them. Making the exception, when convenient, is a slippery slope.

    16. super dave on May 10th, 2011 12:54 pm

      i read an article recently comparing democrats and republicans. nothing much to read but one very interesting statement caught my eye. it stated ” while we were comparing democrats to gop, we discovered that the democrat party is an inherently criminal organization.”

    17. Waterboy on May 10th, 2011 10:54 pm

      I always liked Cheney. I wouldn’t go hunting with him, but I think he has guts. He once told Ted Kennedy to “stick it where the sun doesn’t shine” or something like that.

      He’s a shadowy fellow, that no one really understands. He could tell things that would make your blood freeze in your veins.

      Jerry

    18. NGBoston on May 11th, 2011 4:33 am

      #16- SD—Is it fair to say that many in both DEM & REP party are inherently criminals?

      I think so. However., duly noted. And one of the biggest criminals of all times is our Commander in Chief and lives at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue.

      Libtards will never get it though. Come to Massachusetts if you want to see a bunch of crooked Politicians at work daily. And the bleeding heart libs in this State somehow keep voting them in to office..i.e, BARNEY FRANK ! What a turd.

    19. Dolf on May 11th, 2011 7:45 am

      @Red

      besides causing to wars, performing secret energy talks, insults at congress, abusing vp power.

      Hiding behind the common soldier (Abu G)

      Throwing CIA ppl for the train (Plame)

      or helping Saddam & Osama in power (because both were in the Reagan admin when that happened)

    20. Scott on May 11th, 2011 12:20 pm

      All incorrect and factually not true idiot!

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