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Conyers Slams Cheney, Calls for Release Torture Docs Withheld By CIA

john_conyersHouse Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr., D-Mich., today released the following statement in response to recent comments by former Vice President Dick Cheney and the continued withholding of Bush-era torture documents.

“The recent spectacle of Dick Cheney’s public effort to head off investigation of these matters makes clear how much work needs to be done to move this issue past politics. Mr. Cheney’s efforts are not surprising  – such an investigation would obviously implicate his own actions and those of his underlings. But after years of deceit and demagoguery from Mr. Cheney, it is a surprise that anyone still takes him seriously on these subjects. Having spent eight years discrediting the office of the vice president, it is a shame that he now appears determined to discredit his former vice presidency as well.

“These episodes, along with the politicized outcry against Attorney General Holder’s modest step of opening a preliminary investigation – a step that was plainly required by law – make clear yet again the need for an independent bipartisan commission to look at these matters and separate the truth from politicians’ spin. I hope all Americans, including Mr. Cheney, will join in support of a fair, open effort such as this so that all may judge the facts for themselves.

“I also urge the CIA to reconsider its recently reported position and release all key documents on the Bush interrogation program to the American people. It is well past time to ‘rip the band aid’ and get all this information into the open so we can have true accountability and the public can judge these important issues based on the true facts, and free from distortion and spin.”

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3 Responses for “Conyers Slams Cheney, Calls for Release Torture Docs Withheld By CIA”

  1. TRUTH JUSTICE THE AMERICAN WAY! If that is not the way our Democracy has died. By the by, why is it that Cheney and Bush do not want thorough investigations if they are so proud of their torture program or pogroms? Why on 9.12 did they wish to supress the investigation and cart off the remains to NJ shores instead of go through every piece of debris looking for clues to the anything to tell us about the “terrorists”. How bout cause it was all a big fat LIE, all the intel was made up, terror alerts were made up and most the world thinks Bush did this with Cheney to start wars to profit a few at the expense of thousands of US Soldiers and Millions of Victims worldwide who have been killed or displaced because of wars of LIES, or War Crimes.
    War Crimes are Jus Cogens and thus no laws or non law “memo’s” can be made to usurp them, no pardons can be granted without the Pardoner becoming a War Criminal too. Another example of a Jus Cogen is slavery, you can’t write law to allow slavery to be legal, the very fact that you attempt such is a crime. Other Criminal Codes were violated, International War and Torture Treatises thrased, all for personal joy videos of torture, by War Criminals.
    Time to Try them and Fry them, the guys who did the actual torture and the guys who ordered it. THe guys who did the torture will be vindicated if they were duped by Cheney and Bush to believe their acts were just and approved. If they were part of the conspiracy to usurp law to torture and wrote memos or lie to the soldiers and Congress well that’s Treason and in this country you can hang for that. As always, nooses free @ http://www.iviewit.tv
    Dennis Kucinich Articles of Impeachment of George W. Bush @ http://www.kucinich.house.gov/UploadedFiles/int3.pdf
    and
    John Conyers, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Report – Reigning in the Imperial Presidency of George W. Bush @ http://www.judiciary.house.gov/hearings/printers/110th/IPres090113.pdf
    and
    John Conyers, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Statement on Criminal Investigation of Bush War Crimes and Eric Holder Special Prosecutor
    @ http://judiciary.house.gov/news/090824.html

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  2. He had me at “independent.” I’d most like to see a non-partisan commission of inquiry, not a bipartisan whitewash. The major parties are partners in crime. We don’t impanel juries of mafiosi to try the dons, do we?

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    How bout cause it was all a big fat LIE, all the intel was made up, terror alerts were made up and most the world thinks Bush did this with Cheney to start wars to profit a few at the expense.

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