Monday, August 31, 2009

Cheneys Rip Obama, CIA Probe

Former Vice President Dick Cheney took to the airwaves on Fox News Sunday to defend the Bush administration's use of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques and to rip the Obama administration's decision to investigate those that participated in them.

"It's an outrageous political act that will do great damage, long-term, to our capacity to be able to have people take on difficult jobs, make difficult decisions, without having to worry about what the next administration is going to say," Cheney told "FOX News Sunday" in a no-holds-barred interview.

He said the decision by Attorney General Eric Holder to launch a probe into alleged abuse of prisoners under the prior administration "offends the hell out of me," as he seemed to question Obama's fitness as commander-in-chief.

"I have serious doubts about his policies," Cheney told FOX News' Chris Wallace in Jackson Hole, Wyo. "Serious doubts, especially, about the extent to which he understands and is prepared to do what needs to be done to defend the nation."

Wow! You can read the transcript of the interview here.

Also, kudos to Dick's daughter Liz for standing up to Sam Donaldson's attempt to push the CIA smears:

Not to be outdone, the White House trotted out Press Secretary Robert Gibbs to respond to Dick Cheney's comments. What a lightweight Gibbs is!

I sense the White House is starting to reel from criticism. I can't wait to hear Sarah Palin's next salvo!

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