There’s a diary over at Daily Kos called “Dick Cheney is right”, authored by someone called The Termite.
It’s about what Dick Cheney said on Hannity tonight.
“One of the things that I find a little bit disturbing about this recent disclosure is they put out the legal memos, the memos that the CIA got from the Office of Legal Counsel, but they didn’t put out the memos that showed the success of the effort. And there are reports that show specifically what we gained as a result of this activity. They have not been declassified.”
“I formally asked that they be declassified now. I haven’t announced this up until now, I haven’t talked about it, but I know specifically of reports that I read, that I saw that lay out what we learned through the interrogation process and what the consequences were for the country.”
Not news here of course, there’s a front page story by Moe Lane.
There’s an interesting poll over at Daily Kos. My intention was to come here and put up a similar poll, but I guess you don’t do polls here. You can see the results from the poll done over there below. 94% of Kossacks agree with Dick Cheney. They say that Obama should declassify the memos in question, per Dick Cheney’s request.
I’m very curious to know if there would be a similar result to such a poll here, the blog on the opposite side of the spectrum. Since there isn’t a poll function here, I would like to ask everyone to post “release” or “don’t release” in the comment header, and I will keep a tally.
I am guessing that many here will agree with the former Vice President.
Here’s the poll:
Should the memos in question be declassified?
Sure, why not? Release everything
No. I’m afraid they might legitimize torture.