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.