From Reuters, via Yahoo:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday that former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney "set a tone" for the interrogation and detention programs conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks.http://news.yahoo.com/...
Pelosi said she believed Cheney, an influential figure in U.S. security policy under former President George W. Bush, was proud of the CIA's actions during the Republican administration.
"I do believe that during the Bush-Cheney administration, that Vice President Cheney set a tone and an attitude for the CIA," Pelosi said on CNN's "State of the Union" program.
"Many people in the CIA are so patriotic, they protect our country in a way to avoid conflict and violence," she said, adding the agency's "attitude" came from Cheney. "I think he's proud of it."
Oh please, let this be the beginning of a new push to hold Cheney accountable for his likely war crimes. I know the President once said that we should "look forward", but that was before he won a second term. Now all bets are off.