Jackson Holes Dick Cheney Blasts Obama Administration

Posted By: Steve Bellamy on August 30, 2009 9:16 am

From his home in Teton PInes about 10 miles outside of Jackson Hole, Dick Cheney sat down with Fox News and expressed much unhappiness and displeasure with the Obama administration and Justice Department investigations into the CIA interrogations of the terror suspects detained after the 9/11 attacks.

Cheney said, “It’s clearly a political move, I mean there’s no other rationale for why they’re doing this.  I just think it’s an outrageous political act that will do great damage, long term, to our capacity to be able to have people take on difficult jobs, make difficult decisions, without having to worry about what the next administration is going to say.”

Of late Attorney General Eric Holder decided to make abuse allegations an issue after the release of an internal CIA inspector general report stated the CIA interrogators went beyond Bush administration rules when it used waterboarding as a tactic to make detainees talk.

Cheney stated that he was aware of the methods and approved.  He also stated that the techniques used are directly responsible for no other attacks in the last 8 years.

On Obama policies, Cheney said, “I was not a fan of his when he got elected and my views haven’t changed any.” 

Holder commented last week, “I fully realize that my decision to commence this preliminary review will be controversial, but In this case, given all of the information currently available, it is clear to me that this review is the only responsible course of action for me to take.”

What is up with Jackson Hole these days?  Economic Summits, Political tug of wars?  Can we get back to the cool stuff? Some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world?  TGR, Wink Inc, Cowboy Bar, Jeremy Jones, Lynsey Dyer, the hucks, Harrison Ford hanging out at the airport? 

Jackson Hole is one of the best ski resorts in the world and completely a new $50 million plus Tram last year that is certainly one of the best in the world.