Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cheney Unfazed About Death of Innocent Detainee

Speaking about the Senate Intelligence Committee's torture report, Dick Cheney told NBC's Chuck Todd that it was "a crock" and that he would promote the same interrogation methods "in a minute." Todd then asked about the torture of innocents, including Gul Rahman, who was "chained to the wall of his cell, doused with water, froze to death in CIA custody and it turned out it was a case of mistaken identity." Cheney stated, "I’m more concerned with bad guys who got out and released than I am with a few that in fact were innocent." When Todd countered that "Twenty-five percent of the detainees turned out to be innocent," Cheney responded, "I have no problem as long as we achieve our objective. And our objective is to get the guys who did 9/11 and it is to avoid another attack against the United States." The former Vice President, then, is unfazed hearing that the program he strongly backed resulted in the detention and torture of innocents, even unto death. Watch:


Michael J. Mand said...

It reminds of the parental adage: "Do as I say, not as I do." When we utilize the methods of our enemies whom we claim to be barbaric, we become no different. Cheney advises that we sell our ideals and our principles, and use the proceeds for immoral behavior. The irony is that those who wrap themselves in the flag, have very little confidence in our system. That is the legacy of Bush/Cheney and it continues to be the platform of conservatives and the Republican Party.

Jeff Tone said...

Cheney has no principles, as seen in his complete indifference to the death caused by the methods he advocated.