Skip to comments.Cheney’s Super Secret Plan: Kill or Capture the Enemy?
Posted on 07/13/2009 7:17:59 AM PDT by Jbny
On Sunday, the New York Times struck another blow against the Bush administrations counter-terrorism measures with a front-page story alleging that a CIA program was kept secret from Congress for eight years. The orders to keep Congress out of the loop which sound flagrantly illegal came, according to the story, straight from then Vice President Dick Cheney.
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Smokescreen, for sure - we need to put this in perspective. Listen to the reports - program was started in the wake of 9/11 and not yet, fully operational. Other references indicate that efforts mostly died out, within 6 months.
This is simply the Democrats continuing to position the Bush Administration in the cross-hairs for prosecution. There is nothing here, except a desire to demonize the previous administration and deflect public focus away from their own misdeeds.
Kill the enemy; those who are trying to kill you. Isn’t that what is done, in war?
ABC News: The secret CIA program that was withheld from Congress was designed to find and capture or kill senior Al Qaeda leadership at close range rather than through air strikes, government officials said.