Lanny Davis Says Indict Cheney for Torture
Former Bill Clinton lawyer Lanny Davis is about as anti-progressive as you can get and still be a Democrat — here’s Davis in 2006 calling liberal opponents of Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) “McCarthyites” on the opinion page of The Wall Street Journal — and yet, via Greg Sargent, even this bastion of bipartisan establishmentarianism thinks it’s time to indict former Vice President Dick Cheney:
So as to Mr. Cheney: I think it is time to take him up on his implicit dare and indict him for violating the 1994 federal law against torture.
Not to do so, in light of Mr. Cheney’s arrogant public challenges, may reinforce the notion that Mr. Cheney can get away with lawbreaking, and be proud of it, because he is a former vice president, and because he is the tough, intimidating Dick Cheney who everyone (at least many) in the Bush administration feared.
I hereby pass Davis a ceremonial bong.