Obama Reportedly Ready To Call Cheney’s Bluff On Torture Documents

Dick Cheney has been claiming that his policy on torture is vindicated by secret documents, and has been calling on Barack Obama to release them. Reportedly Obama is getting ready to do so but Greg Sargent reports they won’t help Cheney:

The White House has decided to declassify and release a classified 2004 CIA report about the torture program that is reported to have found no proof that torture foiled any terror plots on American soil — directly contradicting Cheney’s claims. The paper cites “allies” of the White House as a source.

Dem Congressional staffers tell me this report is the “holy grail,” because it is expected to detail torture in unprecedented detail and to cast doubt on the claim that torture works — and its release will almost certainly trigger howls of protest from conservatives.

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