Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dick Cheney Defends Torture

Check out this video of former Vice President Dick Cheney being interviewed on the Today Show by Matt Lauer. In it he defends the use of waterboarding — which is defined as torture by every reputable government and signer of the Geneva conventions that isn’t ruled by a dictator — and he says that he doesn’t think our preemptive invasion of Iraq and the subsequent war has damaged our reputation.

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It’s not what he says that I find so disturbing; after all, he’s been saying it for years and, of course, he’s never made a mistake in his life. No, it’s the deranged Uncle Fester-like smirk as he says it that is just creepy.