Cheney's 'Dark Arts'

Vice president exposed as being above the law, just like the commander in chief

That warning has not been heard. As Dana Priest emphasizes, these CIA "black sites," as they're called "in classified White House, CIA, Justice Department, and congressional documents, are known to only a handful of officials in the United States and, usually, only to the president and a few top intelligence officers in each host country"—our allies aspiring to become democracies.

The architect of a secret war on our Constitution
photo: David Bohrer
The architect of a secret war on our Constitution

How is it possible that in this constitutional democracy—where Dana Priest and others vigorously exercise freedom of the press—no one is held accountable for these terrifying CIA practices? No one. Not Dick Cheney and not even George W. Bush, who continues to authorize these "black sites" in our war to spread democracy and our other moral values around the world. There are serious penalties for violating international treaties and our own laws. Where—ho! ho! ho!—is our Justice Department?

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