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Cheney Kept File Marked 'Detainees'

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Dick Cheney wants a few reports released.

The former Vice President, a man so secretive that while serving as Vice President he had his home removed from Google Earth, who repeatedly blocked the release of any documents from the National Archive while he was in office under the dubious claim that he existed in some netherworld outside of all branches of government, has asked the National Archive to release two secret CIA reports; the request from the former Vice President has been reported by a Washington insider blog called Who Runs Gov.

In one of his frequent appearances on Fox News, Cheney said he would be asking for the release because these reports prove that the 'harsh interrogation methods' approved under his administration resulted in the gathering of useful intelligence information. As Cheney put it, "There are reports that show specifically what we gained as a result of this activity."

The reports requests are from a file labeled 'Detainees' that Vice President Dick Cheney kept in his office.

Since no other information is currently forthcoming, this new information leads to a variety of questions regarding the contents of the file. How thick is it? How detailed is it? Does the file include an account of every one of the 183 waterboarding sessions conducted in one month on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed?

This request for two reports raises one more question: If torture worked so successfully, why not release the entire file instead of just two reports? There must be lots more to see in Dick Cheney's file labeled 'Detainees.'