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Apr 22, 2009 13 Comments ›› Snooper

NOTE: Kudos to VP Cheney for pressing the issue to bring forth ALL the memos if the Truth is to be made know. Personally, this is all a witch hunt for the pussies and witches of the anti-Americanist groups like MoveOverWeSuck and none of these State Secret memos should ever see the light of day. However, seeing that the defeatocrats tried to lose the war 45 times, maybe they can save the day now.

Article at The Hill, posted by Mark “Snooper” Harvey

President Obama on Tuesday revived the prospect of Congress creating a “Truth Commission” to investigate whether the Bush administration tortured enemy combatants, saying he was open to prosecuting those who authorized the harsh interrogation techniques.

Obama said he wasn’t advocating for the creation of an independent commission, and hedged on whether there is a need to pursue action against the past administration.

But the president stated that “if and when there needs to be a further accounting” of what took place, the effort should be done in a “bipartisan fashion” so that those investigating “have credibility.”

The comments, offered after a meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan, gave new life to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy’s (D-Vt.) call earlier in the year for an independent commission, which had all but fizzled.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, opposes the idea, preferring instead to let her congressional panel conduct any inquiry.

On Tuesday, Leahy touted Obama’s remarks.

“I agree with President Obama: an examination into these Bush-Cheney era national security policies must be nonpartisan. This is in line with what I have proposed through an independent Commission of Inquiry,” Leahy said in a statement.

Feinstein stood by her position.

“I think the appropriate effort is ours because we have access to the classified information,” she said in an interview.

Meanwhile, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) announced that he will soon hold hearings on the Bush administration’s legal memos justifying the use of numerous enhanced interrogation techniques.

Senate Democrats are split over what to do.

  • David

    Well, when we take over congress and the White House, we can start our investigation of these traitors. Or why wait? Why not start now? If you hate our great country and want to live like a loser, move to france. They hate America and are real losers.

  • Matt

    This is all getting to the point of ridiculousness. When national security is at risk, you take any and all measures to protect YOUR country and citizens. All this outlawing of “torture techniques” will do is; Increase terrorist recruiting, and protect those who commit acts of terrorism. Terrorist don’t deserve rights, and yet we are giving them rights. Obama is a threat to our national security. Not only has he closed GITMO, but he has released papers dealing with our national security. In other news he is going directly against what made our country so great, and is removing the building blocks one brick at a time. This is a crisis people, and we need to stand up for ourselves. How much longer until we must take action by force? Our country is slowly draining down the toilet..

  • Marc

    This is all smoke & mirrors. He is dropping like a hot rock in the polls because of his inept abilities. As time goes on & things become progressively worse from his & his appointees’ stupidity he will release more memos & threaten to have Patriots burned at the stake, & the propaganda wing will cover for him.

  • MinneSoCold

    Obama’s scorched earth policy

  • Buzz Bannister

    How’s-bout we investigate this Freddie Mac CFO death to it’s fullest–the demons are dancing folks and trying to take down as many good people as they can while they rule.

  • Marc

    The Emperor Has No Clothes, and this is meat for his rabid dog followers

  • http://www.Dissent-From-Day-One.com DissentFromDayOneDOTcom

    John Conyers, traitor from Michigan, whose state is a complete and total basket-case, is giving us lectures?

    Um, no.

  • http://firstconservative.com/blog MAS1916

    This is a direct result of leftist pressure – including significant pressure from the UN.

    Obama is willing to submit America to the leftist rules of the worthless United Nations. He proved it by caving to pressure from the UN Human Rights body which demands nations to prosecute “those that torture.”

    Obama would never make this demand of Iran or North Korea, but believes his own nation is the real threat to Human Rights.


  • Kirk

    Just another distraction from the BIRTH CERTIFICATE :!:

  • http://www alle

    Obama the Marxist is such a mindless loser. Obama will have to violate history tremendously to cover up his blatant anti-Americanism and damage to the U.S..

  • Sully

    What’s surprising? Barry and His Dhimmi apparatchiks need to explore every opportunity to divert attention from their subversion of America.
    We became a Banana Republic on Jan. 20 and we are acting like one now.

  • BTJoe112

    Believe me this assclowns do not want to open this can of worms. It will come back to bite this people BIG TIME.

  • http://snooperreport.com Mark Harvey (aka Snooper)

    ALWAYS remember and refer back to Quinn’s First Law:

    “Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of its stated intent.”