Republicans In Denial: The Continuing Story Torture
is proven to come from the top. They can't deny it any longer, but this guy tries. And when that doesn't work, he calls any attempt to bring those at the top to justice--guilty or not--a "witch hunt." Why? Because we had an election and that decided things. Um, dude, yeah. We had an election, and you criminals lost
(I know you don't understand that losing means losing,
but it does. You're now out of power), which means we can treat you like criminals now. My favorite bit is when he's confronted with the fact that both sides in the Senate that both sides agree the torture orders came from the top. Even then, it appears, that doesn't matter. I imagine it would matter a lot to them had a Democratic president done it.
(By way of Sullivan
Meanwhile, Cheney's bluff about declassifying all documents is called, as his personal file on detainees is requested. Again, one wonders what he thinks will come of this that will help him, because all he's doing is making his own crucial role in planning and directing torture clearer. I do not understand why he thinks that whether the methods worked(which they didn't) or not is the issue here. I think he really does believe this is no more than a political witch hunt and is playing by those rules, thinking motivating the base and riling them up is all that's necessary to frighten Obama and Holder into making this go away. And thinking it's failure that's perceived as the crime here, not the act of sanctioning and planning torture itself.
At the beginning of this post, click on the word "torture." It will lead you to the specific U.S. law on the subject, both regarding committing it, and planning it. A bright shiny dime to the one who can find in the law whether torture's effectiveness is mentioned one way or another in there. Show me the words, "unless it works" anywhere in the law. I hope Cheney keeps it up, because if he does, he's going to jail.
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