Controversy surrounding interrogation techniques used by the CIA on terror suspects under the Bush administration has been astir since President Obama's declassification of internal CIA documents assessing such measures in recent weeks. The scandal, which has sparked a firestorm of questions regarding former Vice President Cheney's complicity in authorizing such measures, is nothing new. What is new, is the launch of an ad by the DNC that directly challenges Cheney's dubious claims that the CIA torture in question worked.
While Cheney has long been the subject of progressive scrutiny, his provocative antics have generally been ignored by the Democratic party. This bold ad points out Cheney's inaccuracy and culpability on multiple issues.
One question remains: Why is the DNC finally setting the record straight now?