Well, let’s see?
The current CIA Director testifies to both the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives that former Vice-President Dick Cheney ordered the Central Intelligence Agency to withhold information from the Congress.
Yep, he violated the law.
So, now what?
If the Congress has a backbone – and that’s a really big if – then it has little choice than to begin an investigation.
But not just Congress; the United States Justice Department also has to investigate, and probably prosecute a case against, the former Vice-President.
Note, that’s the United States Department of Justice – not the Department of Law in the White House as incorrectly identified by the soon-to-be former Governor of Alaska, a.k.a. the former GOP Vice-Presidential hopeful, a.k.a. the “slutty flight attendant” looking hockey mom.
No person in our country is above the law. Not Richard Nixon. Not Henry F. Potter; and definitely not Dick Cheney.
Former Vice-President Cheney helped send our country into a war based on lies, gathered through illegal torture of prisoners, who then lied to stop being tortured. He then – unlawfully, and unconstitutionally- ordered the CIA to not disclose information to the Congress. Is there anyone, besides, Rush, Hannity, et al, and their ever shrinking audience, who thinks this was more than slightly immoral, as well as unlawful?
The Congress, and the Justice Department, must investigate, and if evidence is found, then these bodies must also prosecute. To do otherwise would establish a precedence too damaging to imagine. Federal law was established to ensure that our intelligence agencies would have checks and balances. The CIA – part of the Executive Branch – answers to the oversight of Congress.
It’s time for the men and women of the Congress to fulfill their constitutional responsibility and make sure the CIA understands its place in the political pecking order of our Republic. To make sure that the Executive Branch understands that it does not have unlimited power to do as it pleases.
The CIA answers to Congress, and the Congress, and Vice-Presidents answer to We the People.