At 7:39 on Wednesday evening, Pool Boy and his friends posted this interview with Dick Cheney.
Also on Wednesday evening–though at an unknown time–the NYT informed the CIA it would reveal the CIA had destroyed tapes of interrogations of high value Al Qaeda detainees.
The New York Times informed the C.I.A. on Wednesday evening that it planned to publish an article in Friday’s newspaper about the destruction of the tapes. Today, the C.I.A. director, General Michael V. Hayden, wrote a letter to the agency workforce explaining the matter.
Given this exchange from Dick in his Pool Boy interview…
Cheney said the [NIE] was released because “there was a general belief that we all shared that it was important to put it out — that it was not likely to stay classified for long, anyway,” he said.
Cheney said that “especially in light of what happened with respect to Iraq and the NIE on weapons of destruction,” officials wanted to be “upfront with what we knew.”
He said he agreed that was “the right call.” So he thought it might leak? “Everything leaks,” he said with a chuckle.
…I wonder whether Dick had already learned that the news of the destruction of the terror tapes had leaked?