Dammit, man, you had your chance. Now shut up.
Cheney is objecting to the release of various documents on interrogation methods. He is also saying that the "rest of the story" will show that the interrogation worked. He is asking the Obama admin to give out the "rest of the story". Sorry, Dickie boy, you were in a position to tell the whole story
for the last eight years. You chose not to tell
the story, so you are not entitled to ask the new admin for any favors.
This has been THE BASIC PROBLEM with the Bush/Rove/Cheney approach from the very start. In fact it goes back to Bush Senior. They are always trying to play billiards with complicated five-corner bankshots, and it never works.
If the harsh interrogation gave us good information, the Bush admin had plenty of chances to tell the people exactly what happened. I was inclined to believe that it worked, but I can't go beyond "inclined" without more details.
When you refuse to give information, when you treat the American people like children or foreigners, you really shouldn't be surprised when the people stop believing anything you say.
When you start a war that may well be justified, and then you toss around all sorts of half-baked nonsensical "reasons" for the war, and then you fight the war in a halfhearted way that looks like you don't really want to win, you shouldn't be surprised that the people don't care if you win. You don't care, so why should we care?