Friday, January 26, 2007

What? Cheney Lying In Order to Foster War? We're Shocked, Shocked!

Rockefeller: VP Cheney applied 'constant' pressure to stall investigation on flawed Iraq intelligence
* Cheney increasingly on the defensive
* Durbin calls Cheney 'delusional'

WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney exerted "constant" pressure on the Republican former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee to stall an investigation into the Bush administration's use of flawed intelligence on Iraq, the panel's Democratic chairman charged Thursday.

In an interview with McClatchy Newspapers, Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia also accused President Bush of running an illegal program by ordering eavesdropping on Americans' international e-mails and telephone communications without court-issued warrants.

In the 45-minute interview, Rockefeller said that it was "not hearsay" that Cheney, a leading proponent of invading Iraq, pushed Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., to drag out the probe of the administration's use of prewar intelligence.

"It was just constant," Rockefeller said of Cheney's alleged interference. He added that he knew that the vice president attended regular policy meetings in which he conveyed White House directions to Republican staffers.

Republicans "just had to go along with the administration," he said.

More here.


ydog said...

Whats amazing is that this is news. we were there, we saw the manipulation, the distortion, the lies, at least 49.5% of us did. We saw the "alleged" press campaign for the war, vehemently, venemously.

The US media is disgraced by this - was, they refused to report the truth. No conection between 9 11 and Saddam, none - no weapons of mass destruction, none!

I guess that's why it is "news" now, so the media can redeem themselves? Late reporting? This just in????? Can't they count the corpses ? The body counts they didn't report? The truths they buried? The distortions they magnified and trumpeted into a misbegotten war pitting poverty against misery while lining the pockets of billionaires?

"Let me have men about me that are fat, sleek headed men, and such as sleep o' nights" - Julius Caeser

nice work, love the blog.

Lew Scannon said...

I agree with ydog, if I knew that Bush and Co were lying, then why didn't anyone in Congress who voted for the war in Iraq know they were lying? Why didn't the media investigate any of these claims?
They're doing the same thing now with Iran. Will they come back repentant when that goes sour too?

No Blood for Hubris said...

That's why they're called the media whore media.

No offense to whores.

ydog said...

LOL really! hey thanks for the coverage of the trial - just enjoyed the piece above as well.