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Dick Cheney: War Criminal

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 3:53 AM

By Dick Cheney's own admission, he is a war criminal. He not only approves of waterboarding, but the Bush White House (that would be George W. Bush and Dick Cheney) directed the Justice Department (that would be Alberto Gonzales) to craft legal memos (that would be Jay Bybee and John Yoo) covering their arses.

Every last one of these people is still walking the streets as a free man. We continue to have politicians suggest suspects be interrogated along such lines, and the media somehow can't get it through their head that torture is against the law. (Of course, they never managed to grasp that about warrantless wiretaps, either.)

We cannot be the leader of the free world if we continue to practice the policies of petty tyrants and military dictators.

Every last member of the Bush Administration involved in approving of, excusing, or practicing torture is a war criminal and needs to be held to account. If the Obama Administration cannot or will not show leadership on this - and we're talking more than a declaration/executive order that 'my administration won't do that' - then they are complicit, and promote the myth that torture is acceptable practice/policy.

Filmmaker Kevin Smith (Clerks, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Zach & Miri Make A Porno) was denied a seat on a Southwest Airlines flight because he was 'too fat,' which the company tried to spin as 'needing more than one seat.'

Smith says he fits just fine in one seat and is able to buckle his seat belt and lower the armrests without issue.

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