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Lanny Davis: Indict Cheney
Newsmax ^ | May 17, 2009 | Lanny Davis

Posted on 05/18/2009 5:04:09 AM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey

I have written many times in this space that I oppose any criminal prosecution of prior-administration officials on torture or other issues relating to the Iraq War and the war on terrorism, especially those CIA interrogators who relied in good faith on the instructions of policymakers and the legal opinions issued by Justice Department senior officials. I have agreed with President Obama on the need to look forward, not backward. But I have changed my mind about the need to indict former Vice President Dick Cheney for complicity in illegal torture. [Editor’s Note: Read Lanny J. Davis' columns in The Washington Times. Go here now.] His insistence on putting himself on multiple TV programs and conservative radio talk shows, not only defending torture but offering the defense that it worked, has changed my mind. Not only that -- he went on to attack Mr. Obama as weakening the United States in the war on terrorism because Mr. Obama immediately announced that torture would no longer be allowed. Dem's fighting words. They are also, in my view, reckless and irresponsible. They seem to be laying down a marker that in case, God forbid, there is a terrorist attack, Mr. Cheney can be the first to blame it on Mr. Obama's policies and say, "I told you so." Even more, they seem to be an in-your-face dare by Mr. Cheney to the U.S. criminal justice system: "I am Dick Cheney, I approved violations of the law in the name of the war on terror, and what are you going to do about it?"

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amwayboystrikesagain; cheney; dickcheney; dopeydems; freespeech; lannydavis; torture
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So the former Vice President dares to speak truth to power and the flack say "indict him!"
1 posted on 05/18/2009 5:04:09 AM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

Lanny Davis = moron. Zzzz.......


2 posted on 05/18/2009 5:08:15 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

Cheney’s not letting them get away with their lying and demagoguery,

so the left wants to incarcerate him.

No surprise, leftists throughout history have done the same.


3 posted on 05/18/2009 5:10:11 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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They seem to be laying down a marker that in case, God forbid, there is a terrorist attack, Mr. Cheney can be the first to blame it on Mr. Obama's policies and say, "I told you so."

That's one of the objectives you idiot so we can hold Obama accountable for dismanteling the security safeguards that kept us attack free for 7 years. Obama must be made that there are consequences for his actions.

4 posted on 05/18/2009 5:10:29 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey
you nailed it. Cheney is tearing them apart as a private citizen so what else can they do? Scream for indictments!

diversion diversion diversion....wonder where he learned that?
5 posted on 05/18/2009 5:10:41 AM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (Dum spiramus tuebimur)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

Lanny is the lawyer for TaxFree Charlie Rangel?

How about an indictment for Charlie?


6 posted on 05/18/2009 5:10:56 AM PDT by silverleaf ("Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal ( Martin Luther King))
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To: MrB

What trumps Indictment?

That is what is needed to take care of Lanny.


7 posted on 05/18/2009 5:11:23 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Crucify ! Crucify ! Crucify him!!)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

The left’s only response when beaten.

Indict.


8 posted on 05/18/2009 5:11:37 AM PDT by nhwingut ( Don't Blame Me. I Voted For Palin.)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey
Yep, Lanny, you weak willed and weak kneed moron...put Cheney on trial for telling the truth.

I say...

Give 'em hell Dick!

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA IN HIS OWN WORDS

NOW WE KNOW WHAT A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER DOES

OBAMA, THE STOCK MARKET, AND ENERGY

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA'S UPBRINGING

IT'S TIME FOR A RETURN TO THE OLD SCHOOL

9 posted on 05/18/2009 5:12:23 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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Lanny Davis is scum. It turns my stomach to see Hannity get all mushy and buddy buddy with the guy on his radio and television shows.


10 posted on 05/18/2009 5:13:29 AM PDT by oldvike
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

“God forbid, there is a terrorist attack, Mr. Cheney can be the first to blame it on Mr. Obama’s policies and say, “I told you so.””

Exactly. Dick warned Obamachev not to lower our guard.


11 posted on 05/18/2009 5:13:59 AM PDT by y6162 (uish..)
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I wonder how the Military would react to Cheney doing a trumped up perp-walk on torture charges.


12 posted on 05/18/2009 5:14:03 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: bert

This is what would p’ ‘em off more than anything.

Secession and asylum.


13 posted on 05/18/2009 5:14:16 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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Lanny makes many assertions here that don’t hold up under scrutiny.
Who exactly was prosecuted for “war crimes” for waterboarding in WWII?

Hey Lanny, are you up to debating Cheney on a level playing field?


14 posted on 05/18/2009 5:14:22 AM PDT by G Larry (ObamaCare = "DIEING IN LINE!")
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

I always thought of Newsmax as a conservative publication. Apparently not. They’ll allow anyone to spew. Countering the left by using the left?


15 posted on 05/18/2009 5:14:24 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012!)
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I agree, and Cheney can subpoena everybody in congress to find out who all knew including obozo. Lanny knows that Cheney is winning this argument and yes Bama will be blamed for the next attack since we haven't had one under Bush/Cheney thanks to being proactive.

Pray for America

16 posted on 05/18/2009 5:14:27 AM PDT by bray (SarDate.2012)
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Yep, dare to speak out against Obamessiah and get the full force of the federal government against you. Oh Hitler would be so proud of his disciples. I wish I were exaggerating, but i am not. There is not an ounce worth of difference between todays Socialist Democrats and the National Socialists of Germany. This is exactly what Hitler would do.


17 posted on 05/18/2009 5:14:38 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: silverleaf

Indict Lanny Davis for obstruction of justice during the Clinton administration.


18 posted on 05/18/2009 5:15:19 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

Just try it, Lanny, and you and your ilk will be putting on lipstick and dresses in an attempt to get out of Washington in one piece.


19 posted on 05/18/2009 5:15:51 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

You can’t indict Cheney without indicting Pelosi, the number 3 person in government who concurred with this policy. No circus for you Hack Boy.


20 posted on 05/18/2009 5:16:02 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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