Dick, Meet Petard.

2 comments May 15th, 2009at 06:54am Posted by Eli

Oh, the irony:

Last month, former Vice President Dick Cheney revealed that he had requested the release of CIA documents supposedly showing that the Bush administration’s torture program produced valuable intelligence and protected the U.S. against terrorist attacks…. Now, in a letter to the National Archives, CIA Information and Privacy Coordinator Delores M. Nelson, “rejected Cheney’s request because the documents he has requested are involved in a Freedom of Information Act court battle.”

The King Of Government Secrecy is thwarted by… government secrecy.  It’s just too delicious.

Entry Filed under: Cheney,Obama,Torture

2 Comments

  • 1. Spear and Magic  |  May 15th, 2009 at 9:35 am

    My own guess is that this is another case of his using government secrecy to his own advantage. I suspect that these documents show nothing of the sort, and that he knew they wouldn’t be released. But now he can point to these mysterious vindicating documents that would totally convince us that torture is effective, if only we could see them.

  • 2. Eli  |  May 15th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    That is a depressingly plausible theory. Or maybe he knows the documents won’t be found because he personally shredded them…


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