Liz Cheney Admits Her Father's Planning of Torture
...though she doesn't call it that(but John Boehner did today
, as does just about everyone). She says quite clearly what the memos say, which is that this was planned and directed from very high up, her father included. This will all be useful, as will Dick's own nearly identical statements on the matter, to the prosecution. Because their only argument is not whether it occurred but whether it was effective.
But what they're missing is that they wouldn't be held culpable for failure. They're held culpable because the use of torture is a war crime, and one they're admitting proudly they committed every day. But whether or not it was effective is completely besides the point, and the evidence seems to suggest it wasn't of any real use anyway
. I think the time has come for their pride to be tested in court. If they believe they've done no wrong, surely they have nothing to fear.
Why do they think these things are decided on TV? Do they not realize they no longer have the power to prevent things from going further? And do they not realize that their statements on video are taped and can be seen as evidence?
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