So I’m scanning the news this morning and I come across an article going into detail how Cheney is making a major annoyance of himself even after the fiasco he and Bush made of the administration not even 8 months ago.
The article goes on to talk about how that now, not only shouldwe be calling for this guy to be tossed into prison for violations of human rights, and violation of our Constitutional Rights, now they are finding he was creating secret programs and not disclosing their existance to Congress or the Intelligence Committe. A huge action of questionable legality.
When faced with this and the long litany of actions Cheney had done of the 8 years the Bush Administration was in office, what does elements in the government do? Do they show signs of horror at the abuse of the sytem. Do they call for justice in outrage?
No, they only show mild concern:
Feinstein, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said: “Director Panetta did brief us two weeks ago — I believe it was on the 24th of June … and, as had been reported, did tell us that he was told that the vice president had ordered that the program not be briefed to the Congress.”
Asked if the matter should be investigated, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin said: “Absolutely.”
“The executive branch of government cannot create programs like these programs and keep Congress in the dark. There is a requirement for disclosure,” Durbin said on ABC’s “This Week.”
“It has to be done in an appropriate way so it doesn’t jeopardize our national security. But to have a massive program that is concealed from the leaders in Congress is not only inappropriate, it could be illegal.”
Nice strong stance from Congress and the Senate Intelligence Committee. Its nice to know there is still passion in the government when a real wrong has been discovered. We certainly wouldn’t want anyone to misunderstand where everyone stands on this issue.
Senator Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, told “Face the Nation” he said he believed the allegations against Cheney will be investigated.
Asked if he expected the situation to be looked into, Sessions said: “Well, I’m sure it will be.”
“I don’t know what the facts are. But I believe that Vice President Cheney served his country with as much fidelity as he could possibly give to it. And he tried to serve us in an effective way. And I hope that nothing like this would impact on his outstanding record.”
Outstanding record… Human Rights Violations, Play part in the largest disruption of Personal liberties to this nation since the Civil War, Creating Programs of Questionable Legality… On yea. This guy is a pillar of the community. We should be erecting monuments for him, not thinking about putting his dirty ass in jail for a long, long time.
Its times like this, when I see things of this nature, that I truly understand and am disgusted by the level of corruption that has settled into this nation. Someone with power is caught flat out doing something treasonous and the most people can come up with is ‘I hope this doesn’t tarnish his good name’.