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    Dick Cheney Would Torture Again

    Dick Cheney gave an unflinching defense of the CIA's pos-9/11 torture program on "Meet the Press on Sunday, dismissing criticisms of the program's forced rectal feedings, waterboarding and deaths.

    "It worked. It absolutely did work," said Cheney, a driving force behind the George W.Bush administrations use of harsh tactics in response to the 9/11 attacks.

    Read the article here: Dick Cheney Would Torture Again

    Mr Cheney is certainly entitled to his opinion, but a lot of people on this planet, including me, don't agree and would like to see him put on trial for war crimes.

    What do you guys think? Will he ever be VP again?

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    Re: Dick Cheney Would Torture Again

    My FIRST thought when reading the title was "He's going to be in office again?"




    Har har. But seriously, I now feel bad about making a joke about torture.
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    Re: Dick Cheney Would Torture Again

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Dick Cheney gave an unflinching defense of the CIA's pos-9/11 torture program on "Meet the Press on Sunday, dismissing criticisms of the program's forced rectal feedings, waterboarding and deaths.

    "It worked. It absolutely did work," said Cheney, a driving force behind the George W.Bush administrations use of harsh tactics in response to the 9/11 attacks.

    Read the article here: Dick Cheney Would Torture Again

    Mr Cheney is certainly entitled to his opinion, but a lot of people on this planet, including me, don't agree and would like to see him put on trial for war crimes.

    What do you guys think? Will he ever be VP again?
    Dick Chaney is the real life embodiment of a Hollywood movie villain. He is trash.
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    Re: Dick Cheney Would Torture Again

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Dick Cheney gave an unflinching defense of the CIA's pos-9/11 torture program on "Meet the Press on Sunday, dismissing criticisms of the program's forced rectal feedings, waterboarding and deaths.

    "It worked. It absolutely did work," said Cheney, a driving force behind the George W.Bush administrations use of harsh tactics in response to the 9/11 attacks.

    Read the article here: ...

    Mr Cheney is certainly entitled to his opinion, but a lot of people on this planet, including me, don't agree and would like to see him put on trial for war crimes.
    What do you guys think? Will he ever be VP again?

    Huh? Of course not. Biden either.

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    Re: Dick Cheney Would Torture Again

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Dick Chaney is the real life embodiment of a Hollywood movie villain. He is trash.


    I agree. He reminds me of the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland with its nasty grin.

    Here's some more about Cheney: Fox Catches Dick Cheney Lying About Torture - The Atlantic

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    Re: Dick Cheney Would Torture Again

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Dick Cheney gave an unflinching defense of the CIA's pos-9/11 torture program on "Meet the Press on Sunday, dismissing criticisms of the program's forced rectal feedings, waterboarding and deaths.

    "It worked. It absolutely did work," said Cheney, a driving force behind the George W.Bush administrations use of harsh tactics in response to the 9/11 attacks.

    Read the article here: Dick Cheney Would Torture Again

    Mr Cheney is certainly entitled to his opinion, but a lot of people on this planet, including me, don't agree and would like to see him put on trial for war crimes.

    What do you guys think? Will he ever be VP again?
    Torture worked for the Bush administration. They were trying to develop their justifications to invade Iraq, not glean truth from anyone. If you torture enough people and lead them correctly, they will say whatever you want to hear. Like a tie in between al Qeda and Iraq. That would be al Libi, don't ya' know? Do you remember, Atta allegedly in Prague meeting with al Qeda to tie 9-11 to Saddam Hussein. I think the investigation needs to go deeper and prosecution needs genuine consideration. Of course, this kind of thing only killed hundreds of thousands or perhaps more than a million Iraqis and killed or wounded or maimed maybe 40-50,000 US soldiers. All built on lies. Like this paraphrase of that old saying that "if you kill one person, you're a murderer, but kill 100,000 and you're a leader." Give them free room and board at the Crowbar Hotel, and the sooner, the better.

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    Re: Dick Cheney Would Torture Again

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Huh? Of course not.
    Biden either.


    You don't think that Hillary and Biden would make a fine pair?

    I'm sure that SNL would love to see that happen.

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    Re: Dick Cheney Would Torture Again

    Look here's my thing, the US clearly tortured people and what I wish people would do is acknowledge that and if you want to say that's justified you know what I'm cooler with that than people blindly denying the obvious for partisan reasons.

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    Re: Dick Cheney Would Torture Again

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Dick Cheney gave an unflinching defense of the CIA's pos-9/11 torture program on "Meet the Press on Sunday, dismissing criticisms of the program's forced rectal feedings, waterboarding and deaths.

    "It worked. It absolutely did work," said Cheney, a driving force behind the George W.Bush administrations use of harsh tactics in response to the 9/11 attacks.

    Read the article here: Dick Cheney Would Torture Again

    Mr Cheney is certainly entitled to his opinion, but a lot of people on this planet, including me, don't agree and would like to see him put on trial for war crimes.

    What do you guys think? Will he ever be VP again?
    I think Dick Cheney and his comments embody everything that is wrong with our foreign policy. Our decision to torture will keep the US in danger for generations to come. Those images of what we did and the release of this absurd report are all going to ensure future generations in plenty of nations around the globe will continue to view the US as imperialistic, unnecessarily interfering in the actions in way too many nations, unable to be trusted, and overall is a danger to others since we are willing to suspend our principles with striking consistency.

    Because we decided to go with torture, we turned enemy combatants into victims in too many eyes around the globe. Because Cheney is asinine enough to suggest he would go with torture again that confirms he would continue to endanger Americans (and our allies.)

    War Crimes is a stretch and odds are would not result in action that is meaningful. But listening to this blowhard talk about what we should and should not do, should tell the rest of us he would be unfit to be in a position to make such decisions now or ever. As such, it is not likely that he will hold any future political office. His views are one reason, his health is another, his comments confirm the idea of a future political term for Cheney would be amazingly reckless.
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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    Re: Dick Cheney Would Torture Again

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    I think Dick Cheney and his comments embody everything that is wrong with our foreign policy. Our decision to torture will keep the US in danger for generations to come. Those images of what we did and the release of this absurd report are all going to ensure future generations in plenty of nations around the globe will continue to view the US as imperialistic, unnecessarily interfering in the actions in way too many nations, unable to be trusted, and overall is a danger to others since we are willing to suspend our principles with striking consistency.

    Because we decided to go with torture, we turned enemy combatants into victims in too many eyes around the globe. Because Cheney is asinine enough to suggest he would go with torture again that confirms he would continue to endanger Americans (and our allies.)

    War Crimes is a stretch
    and odds are would not result in action that is meaningful. But listening to this blowhard talk about what we should and should not do, should tell the rest of us he would be unfit to be in a position to make such decisions now or ever. As such, it is not likely that he will hold any future political office. His views are one reason, his health is another, his comments confirm the idea of a future political term for Cheney would be amazingly reckless.


    Wrong.

    The USA hanged Japanese soldiers after WWII because they waterboarded American POWs. That's a fact.

    Whats good for the goose is good for the gander.

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