Sunday, May 17, 2009

Drip, Drip, Drip....

It's fascinating that this is now getting to be headline news amongst the talking heads. More and more people are talking about the fact that (a) Cheney wanted people tortured to establish a link between Iraq and al Qaeda and (b) that much of the pressure was coming from Dick Cheney's office, not the office of the president.

I keep coming back to that comment Cheney made to Schieffer:

SCHIEFFER: Did President Bush know everything you knew?

CHENEY: I certainly, yes, have every reason to believe he knew -- he knew a great deal about the program. He basically authorized it. I mean, this was a presidential-level decision. And the decision went to the president. He signed off on it.

That doesn't sound like Bush thought of this, it sounds as if Cheney got him to agree to something without realising what he had just agreed to.

It's no wonder Cheney and his daughter feel threatened enough that they are touring every TV station which will have them on, to tout his defence and make other insane arguments about why he can't be prosecuted, because the longer this goes on, the more this appears to be his doing.

Every new piece of information appears to put Cheney at the very epicentre of the torture programme.


Here's Chris Matthews making essentially the same point that I am finding myself drawn to. Cheney is shitting himself because he knows any investigation will possibly land him in the clanger.
Matthews: It has, to me, the fingerprints, or let's put it this way, the MO of the Vice president himself. He was the one most obsessed with this Prague connection, right or wrong?
Matthews is on the money, I think. This is why an investigation is so necessary. And this is why Cheney is so frightened of such an investigation ever taking place.

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