Mr. Cheney said the legal review set a “terrible precedent” that would shatter morale at the CIA and increase the likelihood of future terror attacks. He accused President Obama of using the threat of criminal charges to score political points with the left wing of the Democratic Party.
Ordering the CIA and Army interrogators and private contractors to wire people to car batteries, slam them against walls, put them in diapers and stick them in freezing rooms for days, pile them into shit smeared pyramids, beat them to death, waterboard them until their brains ares starved for oxygen, rape them with lighsticks and billy clubs, threaten them to have their mothers raped in front of them, threaten to have their children killed…..All that is GOOD for morale.
Yes Virginia, turning soldiers, contractors and CIA agents into torturers…having them live the rest of their PTSD lives with the knowledge that they committed heinous and illegal and immoral acts of torture is good …for morale.
Having the CIA being branded as torturers is GOOD…for morale. Ordering them to torture people and threaten Mom-rape and child-killing, is good for morale. Forcing them to obey illegal orders is good for morale. Tarnishing the reputation of the entire Agency as torturers is the bestest Morale Builder ever.
But having investigations to find out who ordered them to besmirch their reputations and turn them into haunted torturers for the rest of their life?
Finding out who ordered an entire network of Secret Torture Prisons to be built, who ordered an organized, (badly) researched, planned, funded, and years long Official Policy of Using Torture…..
Going right to the top and holding accountable the sick minds who made the decision to torture, and gave the orders to torture and INSISTED on using more and more torture? In order to show that the CIA WAS “just following orders?” In order to tell the world that it was NOT The CIA’s decision to torture. In order to pin the blame on the one person who ordered them to to torture again and again and again, all coming from, ultimately, one man?
Is BAD for morale.