The significant event that prompted this interview was the announcement of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s investigation into enhanced interrogation techniques. Holder appointed a special prosecutor to look into whether crimes had been committed. This was done even after the administration promised that it would not focus into the past but instead move forward. But then again, can we ever count on what they say…it’s an administration full of rhetoric bearing no weight!
Anyway, here’s a sneak peek into the interview tomorrow.
(From the interview) Cheney called the probe,
"outrageous political act" that will do long-term damage to the United
States' capacity to protect the country.
We had a track record now of eight years of defending the nation against any further mass casualty attacks from al Qaeda. The approach of the Obama administration should be to come to those people who were involved in that policy and say, 'How did you do it? What were the keys to keeping this country safe over that period of time?'" Cheney said.
"Instead, they're out there now threatening to
disbar the lawyers who gave us the legal opinions -- threatening contrary to what the president originally said. They're going to go out and investigate the CIA personnel who carried out those investigations," Cheney added.