Senator Mitch McConnell has characterized the new CIA report on “torture” as a last ditch effort by outgoing Democrats to stick their thumb in the eye of the George W. Bush administration and of course, he’s right.
Where were all these Democrats when Obama was pulverizing suspected terrorists into dust with drones if they happened to be on his personal kill list? It’s convenient for Obama to kill terrorists with drones because they’re enemy combatants he’ll never have to place in Gitmo.
Vice President Dick Cheney was interviewed by Bret Baier on FOX News Wednesday night and was asked about the highly partisan CIA “torture” report. He didn’t hold back:
Dick Cheney understands something Obama will never get. People want to know the truth, no matter how ugly it is.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney Says CIA Torture Report Is ‘Full of Crap’
Former Vice President Dick Cheney says a declassified Senate report on the controversial post-9/11 CIA interrogation program is “full of crap.”
“I think it is a terrible report, deeply flawed,” Cheney said on Fox News, his first televised interview since the report’s release. “It’s a classic example of where politicians get together and throw professionals under the bus.”
Cheney said he had not read the entire 6,000-page classified document, drafted by Democrats and their staffs on the Senate Intelligence Committee, or the 500-page declassified and redacted executive summary. But he unequivocally said its findings were flawed and an affront to members of the CIA.
“The notion that the agency was operating on a rogue basis was just a flat out lie,” Cheney said.
He insisted the so-called enhanced interrogation techniques were all legally justified and inconsistent with “torture,” though he conceded that the practice of “rectal rehydration” mentioned in the report, “was not one of the authorized or approved techniques.”
My heart just weeps for terrorists who were forced to endure “rectal rehydration.”
Pity they were too incapacitated by an enema to kill more Americans.
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