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Is Obama ALL in it? Or is "Transparency" a marketing buzz word used by Obama?

Why do you think he released the memos showing methods of EIT, but won't release the memos that show the RESULTS of the use of EIT?
If Obama is truly about transparency, shouldn't he have released this information as well?

Cheney Calls for Release of Memos Showing Results of Interrogation Efforts
Former Vice President Cheney says he knows how successful the interrogation techniques were in collecting intelligence for the United States and wants that information to be released to the public as well as the legal memos explaining the decision to allow the heavily criticized methods.
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/04/20/Cheney-Release-more-torture-memos/UPI-86661240280036/

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/04/20/cheney-calls-release-memos-showing-results-interrogation-efforts-1862515294/

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 7:32 AM on May. 22, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I suspect because Cheney is right and Obama doesn't want anyone to know that. This will lower his approval rating and take focus off of him. Cheney is already stealing his thunder and I imagine it REALLY bothers him. If the public were to be provided proof that Cheney is correct and that EIT were useful, he would lose support of the moderates that he swayed to his side for the election. At least that's my guess.


    And BTW, isn't a CNN poll showing that Cheney's approval rating is up 8%? WOW! The guy that so many have such ire for and have nicknamed him Darth Cheney (or whatever version), he's not even in office and his approval rating is going up.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 8:29 AM on May. 22, 2009

  • Are you serious? You asking a question why President will not release the photos.Only reason do keep our troops safe .


    You are the same person who was whining before how wrong President is wanting to release the photos. Former VP should just stop that nonsense.


    Before you start to attack me .I did not vote for our current President.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:30 AM on May. 22, 2009

  • Read the question again, anon. It says memos, not photos.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 8:33 AM on May. 22, 2009

  • Anon: Are you serious? You asking a question why President will not release the photos.Only reason do keep our troops safe .


     THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PHOTOS... A little education goes a long way my little question in blue :oP

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:38 AM on May. 22, 2009

  • So, Quinn do you think Obama is only going to be transparent when it benefits him? OHH no, not the man of CHANGE and RESPONSIBILITY? He would NEVER do that! ::insert sarcasm here::
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:39 AM on May. 22, 2009

  • So smart OP .What is the difference between releasing photos or memos? They would be equally bad for our troops safety overseas.


    You don't need to worry about my education ,it is just fine.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:50 AM on May. 22, 2009

  • The difference is that the memos would prove that information was gained by using EIT. It would eliminate a good portion of the blame game that is going on right now. Not all of it mind you, but much of it. JMO.


    And grly, I think he only wants transparency when it comes to looking back at what the last administration has done, not with regards to their own administration. But then again, I think that's pretty obvious by the actions they have been taking.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 8:54 AM on May. 22, 2009

  • Anon are you serious ? Obama has already released memos describing methods used. So are you admitting in your opinion he has already compromised security?
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:07 AM on May. 22, 2009

  • Yes king Barry is only interested in transparency towards the last.This has been pretty obvious so far.All a political game whatever he can do to keep the sheeple in line singing his name.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 9:17 AM on May. 22, 2009

  • Why should Obama release to the WORLD how U.S handles the terrorist? Isnt that imformation a secret and should only be known by the government? We might as well just write a letter to the terrorist telling them what we will do to them to make them talk, because that is what we will be doing if he releases that info. Furthermore, i dont believe that U.S got anywhere with the torturings. Those people are trained to die for their cause, do you think they will start singing after a being tortured, please, they were born tortured.
    tish0607

    Answer by tish0607 at 9:43 AM on May. 22, 2009

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