Monday, August 31, 2009

Draining the Swamp

Because of the fired prosecutors scandal, we now have to investigate not only those who committed the torture, but the lawyers who abetted it, and the Administration people who directed it, but also the people who failed to prosecute it in the first place. One might think that they tried to make the mess so big that no one could ever get to the bottom of it. Alternatively, they may just not have given a damn in the rush to power. You pick.

The DailyKos has a nice set of quotes on Cheney's latest Gollumesque appearance, including this little gem.
And finally on the Cheney front, Steve Benen has this on the torture worked because it kept American safe canard:

I seem to recall the Bush/Cheney era a little differently. Cheney thinks it was a sterling success when it came to national security and counter-terrorism. Perhaps there's something to this. After all, except for the catastrophic events of 9/11, and the anthrax attacks against Americans, and terrorist attacks against U.S. allies, and the terrorist attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Bush's inability to capture those responsible for 9/11, and waging an unnecessary war that inspired more terrorists, and the success terrorists had in exploiting Bush's international unpopularity, the Bush/Cheney record on counter-terrorism was awesome.

After the previous administration established a record like that, President Obama didn't ask Cheney for tips? The nerve.

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