Cheney Formally Asks CIA to Declassify Legal Memos on Interrogations (Video)
Sean Hannity interviewed former Vice President Dick Cheney tonight.
They discussed the interrogation techniques used during the Bush years. Cheney was disturbed that the Obama Administration released techniques that were used but not the memos that showed the success of the efforts.
Cheney wants the American people to have a chance to see what we learned and how good the intelligence was:
Here’s part of the transcript, via Drudge:
DICK CHENEY: “One of the things that I find a little bit disturbing about this recent disclosure is they put out the legal memos, the memos that the CIA got from the Office of Legal Counsel, but they didn’t put out the memos that showed the success of the effort. And there are reports that show specifically what we gained as a result of this activity. They have not been declassified.”
“I formally asked that they be declassified now. I haven’t announced this up until now, I haven’t talked about it, but I know specifically of reports that I read, that I saw that lay out what we learned through the interrogation process and what the consequences were for the country.”
“And I’ve now formally asked the CIA to take steps to declassify those memos so we can lay them out there and the American people have a chance to see what we obtained and what we learned and how good the intelligence was, as well as to see this debate over the legal opinions.”
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