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It isn't difficult to see why President Obama is having so much difficulty with the Bush Era torture revelations. As more information comes to light, what many liberals already believed to be true is being confirmed: they were all in on it. If truthful investigations were allowed, it is apparently very likely that the big guns like Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice and George W. Bush would be in deep doo-doo.
So, even if it is all absolutely true, and these people really are stone cold guilty, President Obama would be seen (even if the office of the President is not involved) as the guy who put a whole previous administration in jail! There would be parties across the nation to rival the inauguration of course. But the fury of the right-wing noise machine would be akin to Armageddon. It's quite a kettle of fish. And it makes me wonder if that wasn't already on Bush's and Cheney's minds when they were up to all this. Like "too big to fail," are these guys "too big to punish?"
Rice, Cheney Approved Waterboarding
Then-national security adviser Condoleezza Rice verbally OK'd the CIA's request to subject alleged al-Qaida terrorist Abu Zubaydah to waterboarding in July 2002, a decision memorialized a few days later in a secret memo that the Obama administration declassified last week. . .
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