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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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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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To: Captain Jack Aubrey
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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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

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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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

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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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

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 Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012!)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey
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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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

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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To: silverleaf
well, speaking of indictments....if knowing EITs were taking place is the criteria for indicting a government official, Lanny, perhaps you should deliver one to the address below:

Nanci Pelosi
235 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
21 posted on 05/18/2009 5:16:51 AM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (Dum spiramus tuebimur)
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To: oldvike; All
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.

Great post in a thread of GRRRREAT posts.

Lanny POS Davis BUMP!

22 posted on 05/18/2009 5:18:19 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

Allowing Iran to get nukes will lead to more deaths of Jews than anything done by the Germans.


23 posted on 05/18/2009 5:18:29 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: Captain Jack Aubrey

Go ahead and make our day! Stupid thugs need to try it and see where it goes because it’s going to come back on them and then some. I encourage the Demonrats to try something like this.


24 posted on 05/18/2009 5:19:20 AM PDT by bushfamfan (United States of America: July 4, 1776-November 4, 2008)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

Someday tell Lanny his own 90s words....its old news. Time to move along. More pressing issues..move along for the women and children.


25 posted on 05/18/2009 5:19:26 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Always Right
Allowing Iran to get nukes will lead to more deaths of Jews than anything done by the Germans

...which is why BiBi will not let it happen. Unless the US steps up to disarm Iran, I bet he tells the Kenyan to stick his two-state solution where the sun don't shine.
26 posted on 05/18/2009 5:22:05 AM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (Dum spiramus tuebimur)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

Gotta shut ‘im up!


27 posted on 05/18/2009 5:22:22 AM PDT by Flintlock
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

There’s nothing to worry about here. Sean Hannity considers Lanny one of his close friends, and I’m sure Sean will convince his bud’ to change his mind.


28 posted on 05/18/2009 5:25:11 AM PDT by LeavingNewYork
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

So Lanny takes the big leap into banana republic territory.

What was done was NOT torture and it was NOT illegal. He hasn’t got a leg to stand on so there is no basis for an indictment. This is a purely political attempt to intimidate Cheney and it won’t work.


29 posted on 05/18/2009 5:25:26 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

There’s already been a terrorist attack, remember 9/11. Were the vivtims in the WTC tortured correctly and sufficently for these pigRAT leftys.


30 posted on 05/18/2009 5:26:31 AM PDT by Waco (Libs exhale too much.)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

Just consider the source......Pakistani Lanny. (Is he still a registered lobbyist for them since the government changed?)


31 posted on 05/18/2009 5:28:11 AM PDT by Reo
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To: kabar
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.

Alas, but when the elephants fight it's the grass that get's trampled. IOW,this "lesson" for Obama will be of cold comfort for those whose loved ones died.

32 posted on 05/18/2009 5:28:13 AM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

Every time I see Lanny Davis on the tv, I have to turn it off. What a vindctive little toad he is. He makes me sick! MOTARD!


33 posted on 05/18/2009 5:28:32 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: silverleaf
Lanny is the lawyer for TaxFree Charlie Rangel? How about an indictment for Charlie?

From the website of the Workers World Party:

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With his leadership [Kim Il Sung], the Korean people defeated the Japanese colonial occupation and soon after brought about the first defeat of the U.S. imperialist military machine. ...

Workers World Party values our close, comradely relations with the Workers Party of Korea very highly. We are proud to have known Kim Il Sung as a great leader and a comrade in the international communist movement. ..."

With comradely solidarity, Sam Marcy Chairperson, Workers World Party" (1994):
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Photo of Charlie Rangel at the podium of a March 19th, 2005 Workers World Party/Troops Out Now rally in Harlem, New York. The occasion marked the 2nd anniversary of the start of the Iraq war. The photo comes from the ("We are proud to have known Kim Il Sung as a great leader and a comrade in the international communist movement. ...") Workers World Party website.

Also appearing at this "peace" rally with the demonRat Charlie Rangel, now chairman of The House Ways and Means Committee, were Saddam Hussein lawyer, Ramsey Clark and convicted terrorist enabler/attorney, Lynne Stewart. Clark, with Workers World Party, started up that other 'peace' group, A.N.S.W.E.R. Clark also heads the International Action Center and was actually once Attorney General of the United States under democrat LBJ.

Source for the photos: Workers World Party website (workers.org)
http://www.workers.org/march19/index2.html

34 posted on 05/18/2009 5:31:25 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey; All
Former Abu Ghraib Brigadier General, Janis Karpinski, AND chief Bush administration 'torture' investigator, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, John Conyers, are both endorsers of revolutionary communist org/movement

FYI: The org "World Can't Wait" is a known front for the Revolutionary Communist Party. The RCP, on their website, calls for the violent overthrow of the U.S. government. Former Abu Ghraib Brigadier General, Janis Karpinski, is listed as an "endorser" of the "World Can't Wait" movement on the WCW website.

House Judiciary Committee chairman/chief Bush administration "torture" investigator, democrat John Conyers Jr of Michigan has also given his endorsement to the Revolutionary Communist Party movement/organization, "World Can't Wait--Drive Out the Bush Regime" (they'll probably be dropping the "Drive Out the Bush Regime" portion of their name soon).

Click on the WCW link just below and see: "Endorsers of the Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime Include". Conyers' endorsement appears right after Ward Churchill's. Al Sharpton's, Maxine Waters and Jesse Jackson's are further down the list. Former Black Panther, Illinois congressman Bobby Rush, is on the list as well. (the BPs were Maoist revolutionaries/domestic terrorists). Janis Karpinski's name appears several after convicted cop killer/Black Panther, Mumia Abu-Jamal's.
http://worldcantwait.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2538&Itemid=2
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Endorsers of the [World Can't Wait] Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime Include:

James Abourezk, Aris Anagnos, Rocky Anderson, Anti-Flag, Edward Asner, Russell Banks, Ed Begley Jr., Harry Belafonte, St. Clair Bourne, Gabriel Byrne, Margaret Cho, Ward Churchill, Paulette Cole, US Rep John Conyers Jr., John Densmore, Jesse Diaz Jr., Michael Eric Dyson, Steve Earle, Niles Eldredge, Daniel Ellsberg, Eve Ensler, Laura Flanders, Jane Fonda, Martin Garbus, Senator Mike Gravel, Andre Gregory, Sam Hamill, Suheir Hammad, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., Mumia Abu-Jamal, Rickie Lee Jones, Sarah Jones, Brig. Gen. (Ret) Janis Karpinski, Jonathan Kozol, Rabbi Michael Lerner, US Rep. Cynthia McKinney, Robin Meyers, Mark Crispin Miller, Tom Morello, Viggo Mortensen, John Nichols, US Rep. Major Owens, Grace Paley, Harvey Pekar, Sean Penn, Michelle Phillips, Harold Pinter, Michael Ratner, Mark Ruffalo, US Rep. Bobby Rush, Susan Sarandon, Richard Serra, Jeff Sharlet, Rev. Al Sharpton, Cindy Sheehan, Martin Sheen, Nancy Spero, Gloria Steinem, Lynne Stewart, Serj Tankian, Sunsara Taylor, Studs Terkel, Gore Vidal, Kurt Vonnegut, Alice Walker, Naomi Wallace, US Rep. Maxine Waters, Cornel West, Ann Wright, Howard Zinn, and thousands more who have already joined us.

http://worldcantwait.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2538&Itemid=2
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World Can't Wait--Drive Out the Bush Regime is a Maoist-revolutionary movement organized by the Revolutionary Communist Party. Scroll down the list that appears (after clicking link) to find the World Can't Wait organization (rwor.org is the website of the Revolutionary Communist Party):
http://rwor.org/a/rwlink/links.htm
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From David Horowitz's FrontpageMag.com /DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
Profile: World Can't Wait (WCW)

*Revolutionary communist movement that stages protests against the Bush administration

*Organizes college and high-school students

*Founded in June 2005 by Charles Clark Kissinger, a longtime leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=7213
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The RCP calls for the armed overthrow of the U.S. government...

From the website of the Revolutionary Communist Party (revcom.us or rwor.org) :

"Create Public Opinion, Seize Power: We are preparing minds and organizing forces for the time when there is a major crack in the system, whenever it comes and wherever it comes from: an opening that makes it possible to bring the future Revolutionary Army of the Proletariat (R.A.P.) into the field and wage a revolutionary armed struggle that actually has a chance of winning.

And we have said that building our party itself is the most important part of organizing forces for revolution. This is true now, and it is true looking forward to the creation of that future R.A.P. and the waging of that armed struggle.":

http://revcom.us/a/v20/1000-1009/1000/barw.htm
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On Oct 5, 2006, Democrat Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, John Conyers Jr, the same guy who is leading the 'investigation' of the Bush administration, gave a friggin SPEECH to the World Can't Wait--Drive Out the Bush Regime organization, the "anti-war" for the Revolutionary Communist Party!
http://www.worldcantwait.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3801&Itemid=69
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Voice of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA [Maoist]
[Revolution] Interview with Bill Ayers, Revolution #63, October 1, 2006:
"On Progressive Education, Critical Thinking and the Cowardice of Some in Dangerous Times"
http://rwor.org/a/063/ayers-en.html
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"This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who's a professor of English..."


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From the GatewayPundit, June 02, 2006...

Debunking the Deranged Charges by Media Darling Col. Karpinski

Let's see... the media needed to find someone to play along with their Haditha madness so who better than the... discredited, delusional, blaming, angry, and paranoid Colonel Janis Karpinski of Abu Ghraib fame who has mysteriously moved from villainess to hero in the eyes of the mainstream media.

Well, maybe not so mysterious since Karpinski is now a crowd favorite for the Far Left enthusiasts.

Karpinski with fellow extremist and Castro supporter Harry Belafonte at the January "International Commission of Inquiry On Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration"


Colonel Karpinski is a definite crowd pleaser with the anti-war crowd for her strange attacks on the military and Bush Administration.

More here:
http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2006/06/debunking-deranged-charges-by-media.html
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And here...

http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/2006/06/profiles_in_moo_5.html
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Judiciary Chairman Conyers Issues Report Documenting Bush Abuses, Calling For Further Committee Investigation, Blue-Ribbon Panel, and Criminal Probes

For Immediate Release
January 13, 2009
Contact: Jonathan Godfrey, Lillian German

(Washington, D.C.) -- Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. released a nearly-500 page report documenting numerous abuses and excesses of the Bush administration. The report, titled "Reining in the Imperial Presidency: Lessons and Recommendations Relating to the presidency of George W. Bush," contains 47 separate recommendations designed to restore the traditional checks and balances of our constitutional system. Recommendations include calls for continued committee investigation, a blue ribbon commission to fully investigate administration activities, and independent criminal probes.

"Even after scores of hearings, investigations, and reports, we still do not have answers to some of the most fundamental questions left in the wake of Bush’s Imperial Presidency," Conyers said. Pointing to allegations of torture and inhumane treatment, extraordinary rendition, warrantless domestic surveillance, the Valerie Plame Wilson-leak, and the U.S. attorney scandal, Conyers continued, "Investigations are not a matter of payback or political revenge – it is our responsibility to examine what has occurred and to set an appropriate baseline of conduct for future administrations."

In addition to the set of recommendations, the report contains a foreword by Chairman Conyers and detailed discussions of: the administration’s legal approach to presidential power; the politicization of the Department of Justice; the administration’s far-reaching assaults on individual liberty (including torture, extraordinary rendition, and warrantless domestic surveillance); the misuse of Executive Branch authority; the administration’s retribution against its critics; and the administration’s excessive secrecy, noncompliance with congressional oversight, and manipulation of pre-Iraq War intelligence.

http://judiciary.house.gov/news/090113_1.html

The full report [487 pages on pdf]:
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/printers/110th/IPres090113.pdf

35 posted on 05/18/2009 5:33:24 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: silverleaf

“What about an indictment for Charlie?”

Impossible. A left-wing politician can do no wrong.

IMHO


36 posted on 05/18/2009 5:33:46 AM PDT by ripley
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To: yankeedame

Forewarned is forearmed. It is Cheney’s obligation as a citizen to speak out if he believes that this nation’s security is being compromised. This isn’t about politics or partisan advantage. It is about national security.


37 posted on 05/18/2009 5:36:35 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey
It is surprising that for such a smart fella, Lanny Davis evidently does not recognize how transparently political his demands for prosecution are.

First Davis tries to ascend to the high ground: "I oppose any criminal prosecution of prior-administration officials on torture ...." But all the reasons and considerations supporting this judgment are now to be junked because Dick Cheney has the temerity to criticize the Obama administration: "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." What is wrong with that? Lenny Davis says "Dem's fighting words." Worse, if there is a terror attack Barak Obama will look bad as a result of Dick Cheney's warning.

So for purely political purposes, attorney Lanny Davis who acted as a television shill to shield Bill Clinton from his felonies, now wants the former vice president of the United States indicted so his new boss will not look bad.

And what is the crime? Violation of this statute as described by Mr. Davis himself:

The 1994 federal law making torture illegal defines torture as "any act that causes severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, intentionally inflicted on a person for such purpose as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession."

It is constitutionally impermissible to prosecute someone under a statute so vague that it is unreasonable. This statute is obviously unconstitutionally vague because it criminalizes "any act" which can be "mental" which causes "suffering." Hell, my wife should be doing 10 to 20 right now. Any nagging wife trying to get information out of her husband has committed a crime. The statute is unconstitutionally broad.

Lanny Davis blithely subjected the country to the most mindnumbing contortions to justify the criminal behavior of Bill Clinton at a time when we had objective proof that he was a felon. How do we know that Bill Clinton committed perjury? This we know, for the DNA tells us so.

Now Mr. Davis wants to prosecute patriots because they exercise their right of free speech, because they go before the country and warn of a security threat. Lanny Davis wants to prosecute that because it makes Obama look bad.

I cannot imagine a quicker and surer way to undermine the rule of law in America not to mention a better or surer way to undermine good government.


38 posted on 05/18/2009 5:37:09 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey
"...I have changed my mind about the need to indict former Vice President Dick Cheney for complicity in illegal torture..."

BFD! Lunny Davis is a worm. Who give a chit what he wants? Why in the hell would anyone think that Lunny's changing his mind about anything was a matter of any consequence?

39 posted on 05/18/2009 5:38:59 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey
No controlling legal authority.
40 posted on 05/18/2009 5:42:26 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

That’s right - silence your president’s critics by threat. Too bad for him, Cheney doesn’t give a damn.


41 posted on 05/18/2009 5:43:40 AM PDT by cartervt2k
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey
It (water boarding) has been used as torture from the Inquisition to Nazi Germany, and was prosecuted as a war crime after World War II.
Lanny, stop it. Yer killin' me.

During the Inquisition they used much tougher methods to make one convert. And like the Gestapo, SD, etc, would waste time water boarding when they had 'juicer' methods available to make one talk.

ps: Hey Lanny our own troops are water boarded during SERE training. Should all those instructors be indicted too? Oh, almost forgot. In our US Army Special Forces (Green Berets for those in Rio Linda), when you go through SCUBA School (voluntary). At one point you "think" you're drowning too. So how about indicting those instructors?

42 posted on 05/18/2009 5:43:49 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

Lanny Davis is a Putz.


43 posted on 05/18/2009 5:46:17 AM PDT by b4its2late (There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.)
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To: oldvike
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.

Right on. Why he gives a forum to him I do not know. Same goes for Beckel (sp.). When they come on, my radio goes off.
44 posted on 05/18/2009 5:46:22 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: All; Captain Jack Aubrey

Related threads:

The hidden hand of Dick Cheney (He has them quaking in their Birckenstocks!)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2250231/posts

CONFIRMED: Interrogation techniques DID aid in our fight against Al Qaeda
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2251226/posts


45 posted on 05/18/2009 5:49:03 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("The unarmed man is not just defenseless - he is also contemptible." Machiavelli)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

Typical leftocrat. They want to indict Cheney for exercising his first amendment rights.

There doesn’t appear to be a legal basis for this desire, just the need to shut the truth up.

What happened to America?


46 posted on 05/18/2009 5:52:28 AM PDT by MortMan (Power without responsibility-the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages. - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey
But I have changed my mind about the need to indict former Vice President Dick Cheney for complicity in illegal torture............... 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.

LOL! How juvenile can you get? This is the kind of stuff grade schoolers say.

47 posted on 05/18/2009 5:53:22 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Willful ignorance is a dangerous attitude.)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

Lanny Davis is simply telling Cheney to either shut up or be indicted. He is hurting the Obama Administration “Big Time” and they want him shut down. It’s not going to happen. Cheney is out there on the talking circuit defending himself and others against the silly charge that the use of waterboarding was/is illegal. Furthermore, he will not be indicted because there is no case against him that wouldn’t have to be brought against Bush, Pelosi, Rockefeller, Goss and a host of Congress Critters all of whom knew and, in effect, approved of the waterboarding of captured terrorists.


48 posted on 05/18/2009 5:53:37 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: oldvike

Amen. I also can’t stand Hannity’s fake laugh. I change the channel on my Sirius radio when that happens.


49 posted on 05/18/2009 5:57:51 AM PDT by Katdaddy
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

Why does NEWSMAX give a forum to this LOON????


50 posted on 05/18/2009 6:01:19 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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