Skip to comments.Lanny Davis: Indict Cheney
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. [Editorâ€™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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Lanny Davis = moron. Zzzz.......
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.
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.
Lanny is the lawyer for TaxFree Charlie Rangel?
How about an indictment for Charlie?
What trumps Indictment?
That is what is needed to take care of Lanny.
The left’s only response when beaten.
Give 'em hell Dick!
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.
“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.
I wonder how the Military would react to Cheney doing a trumped up perp-walk on torture charges.
This is what would p’ ‘em off more than anything.
Secession and asylum.
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?
I always thought of Newsmax as a conservative publication. Apparently not. They’ll allow anyone to spew. Countering the left by using the left?
Pray for America
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.
Indict Lanny Davis for obstruction of justice during the Clinton administration.
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.
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.