Mirengoff: Liz Cheney Al Qaeda Seven Ad Like McCarthy Witch Hunt
Former Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter, Liz Cheney, through her organization Keep America Safe, has posted a video on the internet that has prompted criticism from several quarters, including conservative Republican sectors.
The video appears to question the motivations of attorneys that represented prisoners held at Guantanamo Prison. American Bar Association (ABA) president Carolyn Lamm recently released a statement calling the video " a divisive and diversionary tactic".
Liz Cheney has been a strident supporter of her father, former Vice President Richard 'Dick' Cheney and the Bush administration's use of what it called enhanced interrogation techniques, techniques that have also been called torture.
On Friday, the conservative blog Power Line put up a post titled, "An Attack That Goes Too Far." Author Paul Mirengoff compared what Cheney was doing to the anti-communist crusades launched by Sen. Joseph McCarthy.
"It could be worse than some of the assertions made by McCarthy, depending on some of the validity of those assertions," Mirengoff said, explaining that at least McCarthy was correct in pinpointing individuals as communist sympathizers. "It is just baseless to suggest that [these DoJ officials] share al Qaeda values... they didn't actually say it but I think it was a fair implication of what they were saying."
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