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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Cheney Says Torture was 'Essential'

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The Obama administration has endangered Americans and opened the country to further attack by reversing Bush administration anti-terrorism policies such as harsh interrogations of suspects, former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday.

Cheney told CNN's "State of the Union" that the Bush administration's "alternative" interrogation techniques were "absolutely essential" to preventing further assaults like the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington.

Critics said those techniques amounted to the torture of prisoners in American custody.

Cheney said the administration had to grapple with the September 11, 2001 al Qaeda attacks and the resulting war in Afghanistan, as well as the disaster of 2005's Hurricane Katrina.
"President Obama campaigned against it all across the country, and now he is making some choices that, in my mind, will, in fact, raise the risk to the American people of another attack," Cheney said.

Here's a wild idea -- and I'm just spitballing here -- but how about people involved in the greatest counter-terrorism failure in history shut the hell up about how to fight terrorism? Seems to me that we have plenty of evidence that they really sucked at it. 3,000 people are dead because the Bush admin. couldn't be bothered to worry about Bin Laden -- they had online porn to fight.

This is like having Micheal "Brownie" Brown lecturing you on how to respond to a hurricane.

Just shut up, Dick.

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