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Fact-Checkers Dismantle Cheney’s Pro-Torture Arguments

Besides the fact that Dick Cheney’s policies haven’t and don’t work, his facts are just wrong. First PolitiFact rated Cheney’s claim that terrorists were not covered by the Geneva Convention “mostly false,” writing: Cheney has a point that unlawful combatants are not afforded as high a level of protection as prisoners of war or civilians. […]

There are certain policy decisions that should never be left up to the American people. I’m not necessarily saying we’re stupid. Actually, come to think of it, I’m absolutely saying too many of us are stupid. 29 percent of us can’t name the vice president. Roughly 45 percent of us believe the Earth was created […]

It’s good to know that we have clear-thinking, rational people on earth who can speak for Jesus and know how HE would deal with every issue that arises. Fischer argued on his radio program today that the Bible makes certain things permissible during times of war that would not be permissible during times of peace, […]

A man as he crosses the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) logo in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. The director of the CIA insisted December 9, 2014 that US agents’ use of brutal interrogation techniques against AlQaeda suspects helped prevent attacks, in the wake of a critical Senate report. John Brennan admitted that […]

The Bush White House attorney who provided the rationale for torture says in some cases the CIA went too far. Former Justice Department lawyer John Yoo said the sleep deprivation, rectal feeding and other harsh treatment outlined in a U.S. Senate report last week could violate anti-torture laws. “If these things happened as they’re described […]

Miraculously, Dick Cheney is still alive. He’s still alive and still the former Bush administration’s most visible and tenacious historical revisionist when it comes to the tactics it employed in the Global War on Terror. So, naturally, Cheney was thawed from his cryo-chamber and wheeled out by Mr. Smithers who whoever the hell keeps his […]

For those who think we didn’t torture, or even that torture is acceptable, seeing photos might be a rude awakening. However, it’s not known if photos in possession of the White House will ever be released. Some photos show American troops posing with corpses; others depict U.S. forces holding guns to people’s heads or simulating […]

Karl Rove’s desperate attempt to rationalize torture techniques is ludicrous and laughable. In an interview on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace pointed out that the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s use of torture had revealed techniques including a “series of near drownings,” sleep deprivation, and unnecessary “rectal feedings.” “Isn’t that torture by […]

They are heroes, not torturers, says the former vice president. “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.”… Cheney said there is “no comparison” between the tactics […]

Former CIA chief Michael Hayden says if he had authority after 9/11 he’s not sure he’d have approved waterboarding. Hayden said use of the controversial tactic would have been a tough call depending on “the totality of circumstances at the time.”“There are certain things that are always off the table. There are certain things that […]

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