There are occasions when one must smile at charges from Dick Cheney about the Obama administration not standing up to terrorism. The only reason Dick and Don and George are not sitting in a jail cell is because Barack Obama has steadfastly refused to open the gates of secrecy and allow Americans entry into the black domain of torture and abuse of power by the former administration. England established the Chilcot Inquiry which has compelled even the former prime minister, Tony Blair, to testify under oath about the lies and misinformation that was fed people in the United Kingdom. Barack Obama should have established a bipartisan committee to investigate abuse of the Constitution, and abuse became legal.
Senator Dianne Feinstein is demanding access to documents dealing with torture and rendition of men charged with crimes to other countries where they were tortured. The White House refuses on grounds, “these documents p;retain to a previous administration..This is about precedent and the need institutionally to protect some of the prerogatives of the executive.” However, this is about CRIMINAL ACTIONS, it is not about what someone said. A crime must result in punishment or there is no law and order in a society.
After the disaster at Pearl Harbor, Congress examined all secret documents in order to identify if anyone was guilty of criminal neglect. Ditto need today.