(10 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
Why the fawning Media runs to cover, every ranting statement that Dick Cheney, mumbles — I’ll never understand? When really they should be bringing him a Blanket, a Rocking Chair, and maybe a super-hero comic book.
Dick Cheney’s FBI Interview Notes on Valerie Plame Leak
Oct 30, 2009, TalkLeft
Cheney could not recall 22 things, including, whether he had ever told Scooter Libby about Valerie Plame. Via Mother Jones, A list is below
It seems the old man, may be suffering from Amnesia, Dementia, or perhaps even Unchecked-Power-withdrawals?
But don’t take my word for it, you be the judge. Are these the actions of a rational, stable man…
Cheney: ‘I don’t recall’ leaking Valerie Plame’s CIA cover to ‘Scooter’ Libby
Johanna Neuman, LATimes, November 2, 2009
But the amazing thing about the FBI documents describing Cheney’s 2004 interviews with investigators is how often he employs the “I don’t recall” line.
Cheney told the FBI he did not recall discussing Plame with Libby prior to her name being published in a column by Robert Novak in July 2003, and said he had no knowledge of Libby’s meeting with New York Times reporter Judith Miller before Plame was identified in that paper.
Oh, and the former vice president didn’t recall about two dozen other events he was involved in.
Forgetting all those important meetings, Dick? You do know what that’s a sign of, don’t you?
One Question: So why should we trust all your detailed pronouncements now, Dick?
Cheney was hazy on role in CIA leak, FBI notes from ’04 show
By Barton Gellman, Washington Post Staff Writer — October 31, 2009
Asked whether he personally discussed the couple with any reporter, Cheney said he generally did not “take incoming calls from the media.”
In many cases, Cheney appeared to leave his chief of staff exposed on damaging admissions that Libby and others had made in the grand jury. Though his memory was hazy on many other things, he said he was certain he had heard no report of Libby’s conversations about Plame with Rove, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer or Undersecretary of State Marc Grossman.
Cheney to FBI: “But, but, I’m certain, I don’t remember any those reports!”
BUT he does remember that we have some Global War going on … doesn’t he?
Funny though, how still thinks he’s the one running it …
In this FBI interview
He [Cheney] says, ‘I don’t recall.’ ‘I don’t remember.’ ‘I don’t know.’ well over 75 times
Quick someone get that man, some vitamin E! He’s losing it!
Cheney discussed media inquiries into Plame leak
CREW: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
3 Jul 2009 WASHINGTON (AP) – Vice President Dick Cheney talked with top White House officials about how to respond to reporters’ inquiries into who leaked the identity of a CIA operative, according to a court filing.
Wonder if he remembers that one, since his friends are bringing suit, to keep it secret?
Well thankfully in New Zealand they still like to report the News, whether it puts “Gramps” in a bad light or not:
Cheney Could Not Recall Key Plame Leak Events
Article: Jason Leopold, 2 November 2009
On July 8, 2003, Cheney had instructed Libby to leak the contents of a classified National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) highlighting bogus claims about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction to then-New York Times reporter Judith Miller. The leak was aimed at undercutting Ambassador Wilson’s accusations that the Bush administration “twisted” prewar Iraq intelligence, published in a Times op-ed two days earlier.
But Cheney said he didn’t recall any conversations he had with Libby or others about leaking the contents of the NIE to Miller, according to the summary of his interview with Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald and other FBI investigators.
“The vice president does not recall any member of his staff, including Scooter Libby, meeting with New York Times reporter Judith Miller during the week of 7/7/03, just after the publication of Joe Wilson’s editorial in the New York Times,” according to the interview transcript.
Libby, however, testified to a grand jury in March 2004, two months before Cheney’s interview, that Cheney not only gave him the green light to leak the so-called “key judgments” of the NIE, but also said that the authorization to do so came from President George W. Bush.
“The vice president instructed me to go talk to Judith Miller to lay things out for her,” Libby said, according to court transcripts.
According to Cheney‘s interview transcript, “although the Vice President cannot recall having such a conversation, if one did occur, he would have advised Libby only to use something if it was declassified.”
But again, Cheney’s statement was contradicted by Libby’s sworn testimony.
Well, the way Uncle Cheney, keeps popping up, with all that Selective Memory, and bad advice, well he’s starting to remind me of another Bush Want-a-Bee Alumni:
with all those ‘I don’t recall.’ ‘I don’t remember.’ ‘I don’t know.’
Well Uncle Cheney must be suffering from
Amnesia, Dementia, or just plain old Lying?
you be the judge …