Thursday, March 19, 2009

Why hasn't Cheney been investigated?

The word is out - primarily by Seymour Hersh - that Dick Cheney ran a gang of assassins from his office in the White House; a gang which was accountable to no one but himself, and was engaged in taking out foreign leaders which Cheney (and Bush?) didn't approve of for one reason or another.

Why is there are further discussion? Why does it take one lonely Representative to try to get the ball rolling. Why hasn't Congress already set up an investigation? Dick Cheney is now a private citizen. And the fact that he was once the worst vice president in history cuts no ice at all. He was not and is not above the law!

Because no one is doing anything as of yet, Rep. Dennis Kucinich has written a letter to the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform requesting that "the Full Committee immediately begin an investigation to determine the facts in this matter."

Kucinich reiterates Hersh's conclusion: "Under President Bush's authority, they've been going into countries, not talking to the ambassador or the CIA station chief, and finding people on a list and executing them and leaving."

He also notes that "If true, these operations violate longstanding U.S. policy regarding covert actions and illegally bypass Congressional oversight."

Hello, Congress! Anybody home?

Alternet article here. The story has been all over the Internet. Click here for more.

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