Madeleine Albright: Cheney’s Statements Are ‘Pathetic’


Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told CNN today that former Vice President Cheney’s statements about the DOJ’s investigation into interrogation techniques “are kind of pathetic.”

“He should know that the Obama administration is doing everything they can to keep American secure,” Albright said. “That is the major job of the president of the United States and his appointees, and I feel very confident that is taking place.”

Albright is apparently referring to Cheney’s response to the investigation. The decision “serves as a reminder, if any were needed, of why so many Americans have doubts about this Administration’s ability to be responsible for our nation’s security,” he said last night.

Albright also said she’s not an expert on interrogation, but cited experts, included Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who say torture doesn’t produce results. She said we need “to operate in a way that’s reflective of America’s values and our rule of law.”

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