A reader writes:

Thank you for the quote from Carl Levin about Cheney. What is frustrating is that what he is saying is not news; the Senate report has been out for months.  In all these interviews Cheney is giving, why has no one - NO ONE - brought up this report in their questioning of him?  Is this what our media has come to?  If so, then good riddance to them, at least in the realm of national political reporting.

I feel your pain. The fawning way in which interviewers have failed to challenge Cheney on his factual claims with respect to torture has been depressing. He still intimidates them - and picks the meekest ones for interviews.

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