Cheney: Declassify All the Memos

Ever the booster, former Vice President Dick Cheney says the Obama administration should release all the CIA interrogation memos and documents—to demonstrate the “success” of the harsh methods. In a two-part interview airing Monday and Tuesday on Hannity, Cheney questions why Obama would release the legal decisions that allowed the interrogation methods but not documents showing their outcome: “One of the things that I find a little bit disturbing about this recent disclosure is they put out the legal memos, the memos that the CIA got from the Office of Legal Counsel, but they didn’t put out the memos that showed the success of the effort.” Cheney says he wants the CIA to declassify the information so the American people can see how much intelligence was produced by techniques like waterboarding. “I’ve now formally asked the CIA to take steps to declassify those memos so we can lay them out there and the American people have a chance to see what we obtained and what we learned and how good the intelligence was,” he said.