1. Why was Cheney trying to conceal what is claimed to have been an effort to kill the leaders of Al-Qaeda? Such an effort would have been immensely popular, and Al-Qaeda may be evil but they're not stupid. Wouldn't they expect the CIA to come after them?
2. Why would such an effort have been hidden from Congress? What wouldn't they have liked about it?
3. Why didn't the incoming head of the CIA, Leon Panetta, know of this program's existence until 23 June, more than four months after he took over?
4. Why would the CIA need a special group with special permission to go after Al Qaeda? Isn't that part of their mission in any event?
In short, I don't buy the "Kill Al-Qaeda" cover story. Something else is going on here, and if Cheney is making claims about this, there's only one thing you can be certain of: