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Dick Cheney Is A Lying Bastard

Friday, May. 22, 2009 3:51 AM

Self-admitted war criminal and former vice-president Dick Cheney went before the American Enterprise Institute to sing the praises of torture and its effectiveness in keeping America safe.

Cheney referred to remarks by Admiral Dennis Blair (Director of National Intelligence), in which Blair agreed that high-value intelligence was gained through the interrogations.

But Cheney neglected that Blair's comment was the first part of a statement before Congress in which Blair admitted, in the end, it wasn't worth the cost, and we probably shouldn't have done it.

On the other hand, President Obama's speech called the interrogations a 'misguided experiment.'

First, when you're mounting a PR campaign to discount the Geneva Conventions as 'quaint and outmoded,' that the Constitution carries no guarantee of habeas corpus, that you need 'moral clarity' on the issue, and then wallpaper your ass with legal memos ... it's not an experiment. It's the deliberate implementation of a policy you know is illegal.

A policy of committing war crimes.

The euphemism is understandable; Obama, as the current head of state, is tasked with our national security, even as he cleans up the mess left by the previous administration.

But 'misguided experiments' must not become a moral whitewash. We have an obligation to the truth, and the best way to discourage future 'experiments' is to make sure the geniuses behind 'enhanced interrogation' are held accountable under the law.

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