(BTW, the rumors that Cheney was majorly pissed that Scooter wasn’t pardoned appear to be utterly true.)
And this- ick factor beyond computation. But not surprising in the least.
Update: Robert Gibbs’ response to Cheney was priceless.
CNN’s John King just concluded a live interview with the former veep, one in which Dick Cheney once again defended the “successful” usage of waterboarding and slams the Obama administration’s policies at the same time, claiming that America is at greater risk now, because of the elimination of waterboarding.
A clip here:
Wow. Did I hear that right? Must have…
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former Vice President Dick Cheney told CNN’s John King Sunday that he believed President Obama’s decision to eliminate the use of many of the most controversial interrogation practices used under the former administration had put the country at risk.
Asked whether he thought those moves had made the United States less safe, Cheney said he did. “I think those programs were absolutely essential to the success we enjoy, of being able to collect the intelligence that let us defeat all further attempts to launch attacks against the United States since 9/11,” he said on State of the Union. “I think it’s a great success story. It was done legally, it was done in accordance with our constitutional practices and principles…”
Obama campaigned against those practices, said Cheney, “and now he’s making some choices that in my mind will raise the risk to the American people of another attack.”
More below.Wait a minute- isn’t waterboarding considered torture? And illegal?
Back in December, Cheney first admitted his guilt in authorizing torture:
Whoops! Wrong clip… that was Cheney’s underling, George Dubya Bush. Lemme try again:
There we go. But after watching these, I’m just sitting here wondering what the hell do they both have to DO to be taken into custody already?
President Obama! Sir? I know you’re kinda busy and all, and I like alot of what you’re doing, but this is KINDA important… America’s sitting on her hands too long is gonna be seen by the world as either weakness or that we hide our criminals like the Pope does. Not good.
Once again, let me ask: waterboarding, especially as how it relates to the current situation, IS still a crime, right?.
And you did kinda say during your campaign that America doesn’t torture, right?
Well, respectfully sir, this is now “Put Up Or Shut Up” Time.