Buchanan Likens ‘Naïve,’ ‘Vindictive’ Senate Torture Report to Post-Vietnam Era

Buchanan Likens ‘Naïve,’ ‘Vindictive’ Senate Torture Report to Post-Vietnam Era

On this weekend’s broadcast of “The McLaughlin Group,” conservative commentator Pat Buchanan railed against Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA interrogation tactics.

Buchanan called it a vindictive attack with the intention of harming the CIA and the Bush administration.

“She hoped to damage the CIA, which had surveillance on her,” Buchanan said. “She hoped to damage the Bush administration. But I’ll tell you what she did. What she’s got here is a pretty vicious attack. It’s a vindictive prosecutor’s document. She didn’t talk to CIA people. She didn’t talk to the alleged people that did these grizzly things. She talked about things we’ve known about 10 years. She said it was a decade ago. She’s dredged this all up. She’s damaged our relations with foreign intelligence agencies that have been exposed. She’s damaged the reputation of the United States. And for what? We’ve heard these things. We knew about waterboarding. We knew all these things. She’s got a few grizzly details. This is — John, this is just like after Vietnam. The Church Committee came out and said, ‘Look at all these horrible things these American soldiers did whom they cheered into Vietnam themselves when Kennedy and Johnson were in the White House.”

“They are naïve and they are vindictive,” Buchanan added. “The went in here with a specific purpose … It’s all one-sided.

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