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.