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 â€” directly contradicting Cheneyâ€™s claims. The paper cites â€œalliesâ€ of the White House as a source.
Dem Congressional staffers tell me this report is the â€œholy grail,â€ because it is expected to detail torture in unprecedented detail and to cast doubt on the claim that torture works â€” and its release will almost certainly trigger howls of protest from conservatives.
Of course, anything the Obama Administration does triggers howls of protest from conservatives. Nor do I think release of such a document would cause Dick Cheney to go away, because I think Dick slipped his tether to reality some time back.