Thinking about the two "leaked" stories in last night's post
, I gotta wonder if the Obama folks are "leaking" Cheney's culpability in hiding CIA programs
from Congress to limit him politically as they introduce the idea of a special prosecutor for torture
I mean, as Cheney has been the loudest (and most effective?) voice defending the torture programs, doesn't leaking the "Cheney Is Linked to Concealment of C.I.A. Project
" make any appearance by Cheney on talk shows much more difficult? If he tries to go out in the media to defend torture/secret prisons, his answers regarding possibly illegal concealment from Congress are likely to steal the headlines from his well known and oft repeated lines on torture.
So, he won't be able to do the high profile interview, and will have to try and make his point through a speech somewhere which is much harder to push into top media attention.
The Obama folks are trying to kneecap him, limiting his ability to respond. Interesting.
(And, I would guess that means Holder's pretty serious about a torture/secret prisons/detainnee prosecutor.)