"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Monday, December 15, 2014

Draft dodger Cheney says torture is heroic

Dick Cheney is an Asshole
  • Draft dodger Cheney defends torturers as heroes.
  • A real hero risks his life on the battlefield to save a fallen comrade.  They don't hide in torture dungeons and burn the video tapes of their actions.

Former GOP Vice President Dick "Darth" Cheney on Sunday defended America's now-banned program that tortured Al-Qaeda suspects, praising the CIA operatives who ran it as heroes.

"I'm perfectly comfortable that they should be praised, they should be decorated," the right-hand man to former president George W. Bush told NBC television's "Meet the Press" program, adding, "I'd do it again in a minute."

He said he was unfazed that many of the foreign nationals rounded up and held for years, including those tortured, eventually were found not to be terrorists.

The report revealed the existence of one practice viewed as particularly abhorrent -- "rectal rehydration" (or anal rape) -- which critics categorized as a variation on a medieval form of torture in which the intestines are swollen with fluid in order to cause pain.

Cheney said he was not aware the practice was part of the interrogation program, which intelligence officials have said was meant as a way to provide nutrition to inmates reports AFP News.

In excruciating detail, the report described crude torture methods including waterboarding, hanging people for hours from their wrists and locking them in tiny coffin-shaped boxes.

The Great Chickenhawk
When warmonger and torture advocate Dick Cheney had a chance to serve his nation on the front lines he ran for the hills.
Cheney became eligible for the 
draft, during the Vietnam War, he applied for and received five draft deferments. In 1989, The Washington Post writer George C. Wilson interviewed Cheney as the next Secretary of Defense; when asked about his deferments, Cheney said, "I had other priorities in the '60s than military service".

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