House set for Full Blown Probe of CIA/Cheney

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    The House Intelligence Committee asked the CIA to provide documents about the now-canceled program to kill al-Qaida leaders, and agency officials said it would comply with the request, congressional officials said Tuesday.

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    The House request for documents is likely a precursor to what would likely become a full-blown investigation into the secret operation and why the program was not disclosed to Congress. Panetta, meanwhile, has ordered a thorough internal review of the program, agency spokesman George Little said.

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CIA? Death Squads? How do I know Dick Cheney is at the bottom of this?

Because he is . . .  

    More from the piece by Pamela Hess at Huffington Post

   

      House Intelligence Committee Chairman Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, is expected to decide as early as this week whether to press ahead with a full investigation into the CIA operation.

   According to the article, House Intelligence Committee Ranking member Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI) thinks there should be an investigation, though he is trying to play the politic card in that the Democrats are doing this solely to lay blame at the last Administrations feet while defending Speaker Pelosi.

   Senator Russ Feingold, on the other hand, says that the CIA under the Bush/Cheney Administration broke the law.

   And we know that the CIA did so at the direction of Co-President Dick Cheney.

   House Democrats are holding up the floor debate for the Intelligence bill that will finance agencies like the CIA and others. Congress is right in demanding the right to further and more intensive reviews of intelligence material, as is clearly required considering the ease with which the previous Administration was able to lie to the Legislative branch and the citizens who voted for them. This is as much a struggle for power between the Executive and Legislative branch as it is about Bush/Cheney. Congress is pissed for being made to look like fools, and the GOP would be thrilled to keep on fooling us.

   President Barack Obama has threatened to veto any bill that includes expansion of intelligence briefings beyond the traditionally ineffective “Gang of Eight”.

   Why President Obama would make use his first veto on a bill that would increase transparency is not at all clear to me, though it may be to others.

   But in this tactic, Speaker Pelosi and the Democratic Leaders of the House show an ability to use the power of their majority effectively and in the interests for transparency and the rule of law. I only dream that the Senate was so in tune with the rule of law and the will of We The People. Alarmingly, I feel increasingly the same about the Office of the President.

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    The CIA, which tortured, under the direction of Dick Cheney, formed death squads that we’re not revealed to Congress because Dick Cheney ordered them to lie, and those Death Squads reported directly to the Co-President Dick Cheney.

He had his own Praetorian Guard.

Ceaser Cheney, Co – Council of the American Empire (2001 to 2009)

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  1. Yell Louder!

  2.   Why President Obama would make use his first veto on a bill that would increase transparency is not at all clear to me

    Just a suggestion:

    No leader, no politician, willingly gives up power once it has been attained.  In this case, the precedent was set by GWStupid and Darth…nevertheless, the precedent has been established and has de facto rule of law until Congress attempts to mandate otherwise.

    Unitary Moonbat and Emperor Hadrian have both written a number of excellent diaries over at Big Orange about how Rome lost its Republic and became an empire…these are highly recommended reading b/c I think this republic is on the same slippery slope (pardon the cliche).

    Really, I think the question is: Why, given the unitary executive powers granted by the previous administration’s wrongdoings, would any subsequent president want to relinquish them?

    • Joy B. on July 18, 2009 at 2:28 am

    My little shepherd puppy Starfish just tangled with da bear (the smaller, younger of two who have claimed the place since our last dog died) down at the compost bin. Figure Little Bear thought she might have been a cub, wanted to check her out (mostly black, usual tan markings). Starfish freaked right out, but instead of yelping (she’s just 2.5 months old!), she barked. Barked as loud and as angrily as she could at a 250+ pound critter! Bears and dogs don’t like each other much, that’s why we got Starfish. She’s gonna be great bear-guard.

    I’m hoping we’ve some Starfish in Congress to keep those bad bears away. Dick’s not a bear. He’s a bear-herder.

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