Thursday, May 14, 2009
Former NBC News investigative producer Robert Windrem reports that the vice president’s office suggested waterboarding an Iraqi prisoner who was suspected of knowing about a relationship between al Qaeda and Saddam.
Robert Windrem, who covered terrorism for NBC, reports exclusively in The Daily Beast that:
*Two U.S. intelligence officers confirm that Vice President Cheney’s office suggested waterboarding an Iraqi prisoner, a former intelligence official for Saddam Hussein, who was suspected to have knowledge of a Saddam-al Qaeda connection.
*The former chief of the Iraq Survey Group, Charles Duelfer, in charge of interrogations, tells The Daily Beast that he considered the request reprehensible.
*Much of the information in the report of the 9/11 Commission was provided through more than 30 sessions of torture of detainees.
This would certainly explain why Cheney, who spent much of the past 8 years hiding out in a “secure, undisclosed location, ” while he ran worked for the Bush administration, suddenly can’t shut up. The former vice president spends nearly all of his waking hours making appearances on the Sunday morning blab shows and on FIXED Noise, defending the Bush previous administration.
If Cheney is smart, he had best hire a crack team of lawyers to defend him because I predict he will be spending his summer and fall in-front of the a special council investing his role in torture and human rights abuses.