Skip to comments.Liz Cheney Assails Release of Detainee Abuse Photos as 'Siding with Terrorists'
Posted on 05/12/2009 7:48:05 PM PDT by pissant
ABC News' Jake Tapper and Karen Travers report:
The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State For Near Eastern Affairs Liz Cheney, took to the television airwaves today to assail the decision by President Obama to release photographs, as ordered by a judge, showing detainee abuse by American soldiers and/or CIA operatives in Afghanistan and Iraq.
"I have heard from families of sevicemembers, from families of 9/11 victims, this question about, you know, 'When did it become so fashionable for us to side, really, with the terrorists?'" Ms. Cheney said on Fox News Channel. "You know, for us to put information out that hurts American soldiers?"
Cheney said Obama administration officials "seem only to be interested in releasing things that really paint America in a negative light, and don't give the American people a full picture of what went on."
Last month, the Obama administration announced that the Pentagon would turn over to the American Civil Liberties Union 44 photographs showing detainee abuse of prisoners in Afghanistan and Iraq during the Bush administration.
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Democrats do seem to be the traitor party the last few decades.
“W”’s biggest mistake was to NOT roundup the Leftwingtard traitors on 9/12. The war would have been over a lot sooner. Unfortunately the Leftwingtards gave the enemy hope and support.
He did more self damage on that and to the effort than anything.
They found 500 tons of yellow-cake in Iraq, and yet people will tell you there was NO WMD.
Bush's fault IMO for not mentoring the war and getting information out there.
There was also a lot brought in subsequently.
The question concerned what Saddam had set up to process the stuff. He was supposed to get rid of all that.
He had his entire top command levels believing he had nukes.
Not only the threat of nukes, but they came across large yards full of chemical drums where if you mixed one into the other you had chemical WMD.
On that issue, the UN said that wasn’t WMD because the two drums were separated (though next to each other).
Of course we found a thousand or so children in prison who’s parents were political foes and hundreds of thousands in mass graves.
I have no problem with going into Iraq, I just think the President needed to speak up and didn’t.
I also wonder what ever really did happen with things getting perhaps transported to Russia or Syria?
They had 11 months of the UN blocking action, so they had a long time to stash and remove stuff.
All I know is if someone tells me the FBI is coming in 11 months to search my home, I’d be dumb to have anything still left around.
I think the same thing happened in Iraq.
[Gibbs said “obviously, the president has, has great concern about any impact that pictures of detainee — potential detainee abuse in the past could have on the present-day service members that are protecting our freedom either in Iraq, Afghanistan, or throughout the world.]
Obviously he does not. This is just another payoff on the part of the administration for the far left. The photographs that will be released by the ACLU will have their intended incendiary effect of inspiring rage against our troops.
This sort of “freedom of information” has as much to do with “the public’s right to know” as yelling “FIRE!” in a crowded theater has to do with “safety consciousness”.
Due to the fact, the Moonbat Brigade politicized the War on Terror for political gain, we're still in Iraq because the Moonbats empowered the Terrorist. So yes, the Moonbats are the reason this War continues.