drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,

waterboarding is not torture

The waterboarding employed in the questioning of a few captured terrorists was essential to gleaning as much information about Al Qaeda's intentions as quickly as possible in the aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon, the former vice president said in a public address today.
"Torture was never permitted," Cheney said in his address at the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank in Washington, D.C., where his wife, Lynne Cheney, has worked as a scholar and where he has delivered defenses of his administration's policies before.

"Interrogators had authoritative guidance on the line between interrogation and torture, and they knew to stay on the right side of it," Cheney asserted. "For all that we've lost in this conflict, the United States of America has never lost its moral bearings."

[ cf Cheney defends waterboarding, says Guantanamo prison essential ]

Is dearOldDick talking from his personal life experiences, remembering how fun it was at the SERE POW Camp, where he got a first hand chance to see how happy waterboarding is, and that it is not torture...

Or as some say,
I think he misSpelt Moral Bearing Grease
since one can keep one's moral bearing grease well and pristinely clean, if you never find yourself obliged to apply it to your moral bearings....
Tags: torture, war_crimes

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