Holder Says Cheney is Dead Wrong on Torture

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In a wide-ranging dialogue hosted by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund at the National Press Club this afternoon, Gwen Ifill, the moderator and editor of PBS’s Washington Week, questioned Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. on a number of issues facing the Justice Department, including the Supreme Court, torture memos, and what he thinks of former Vice President Dick Cheney’s recent media blitz.

“I respect the man for his service to the country and the fact that he’s a patriot, but he’s dead wrong,” says Holder, referring to Cheney’s assertion that releasing previously classified torture memos put the country in danger.

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