Monday, November 7, 2005
The Washington Post is reporting that Cheney is getting a little upset that limb he's standing on isn't being held up by the rest of the Republicans.
Over the past year, Vice President Cheney has waged an intense and largely unpublicized campaign to stop Congress, the Pentagon and the State Department from imposing more restrictive rules on the handling of terrorist suspects, according to defense, state, intelligence and congressional officials.
Last winter, when Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, began pushing to have the full committee briefed on the CIA's interrogation practices, Cheney called him to the White House to urge that he drop the matter, said three U.S. officials.
Cheney, honey, I'm sorry..but we can't just let you go around stringing people up by their pinkie nails. I know its fun to watch them scream for their mama and cry like little babies, but its just not good press. No matter how many times you keep telling people it only hurts a "little", I don't think they're buying it.
I know that McCain has those nasty flashbacks and is simply trying to muck up all this good work you've been doing from the undisclosed location. I don't think its personal, but the man has actually been a POW.
But, seriously, I really don't think its quite the time to be talking about interrogation tactics when Libby's just gone to jail and the rest of the guys are dropping like wild geese in Asia.
You could always mock up some fake intelligence reports that says we absolutely have to torture these people because they are planning on buying uranium and making Weapons of Mass Destruction. I know its been done before but it worked like a charm last time, right?
That's quite a large picture of Cheney. Don't know how I'm going to sleep tonight after looking at that.