Cheney Is Linked to Concealment of C.I.A. Projectgraphics8.nytimes...
Made popular 2332 days ago in Opinion — The Central Intelligence Agency withheld information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress for eight years on direct orders from former Vice President Dick Cheney, the agency's director, Leon E. Panetta, has told the Senate and House intelligence committees, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said Saturday.

The report that Mr. Cheney was behind the decision to conceal the still-unidentified program from Congress deepened the mystery surrounding it, suggesting that the Bush administration had put a high priority on the program and its secrecy.

Mr. Panetta, who ended the program when he first learned of its existence from subordinates on June 23, briefed the two intelligence committees about it in separate closed sessions the next day.

Efforts to reach Mr. Cheney through relatives and associates were unsuccessful.

The question of how completely the C.I.A. informed Congress about sensitive programs has been hotly disputed by Democrats and Republicans since May, when Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the agency of failing to reveal in 2002 that it was waterboarding a terrorism suspect, a claim Mr. Panetta rejected.

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Posted 2332 days ago
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Dick Cheney should be tried for war crimes right along with Bush, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz.
Posted 2332 days ago
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We're waiting....
Posted 2331 days ago
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This is another smoke screen to cover Nacy Pelosi's CIA accusations and divert attention from the Obama stimulus/power grab debacle. What is wrong with going after Al Qaeda operatives?Want to keep the enemy in the dark.?-Don't tell Congress
Posted 2331 days ago
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Pelosi's accusations of CIA lies to congress are correct.
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