Asked about the time he told Pat Leahy to go fuck himself, Cheney mused, “Sort of the best thing I ever did.” Who am I to dispute a septuagenarian’s assessment of a lifetime of public service?
Tag: Dick Cheney
Adam Serwer adds that if we’re really going to talk about the radicalizing effects of torture, it’s good to remember the words of Maj. Gen. Doug Stone, who used to command detention operations in Iraq under Gen. Petraeus. “What if… Read on
David Cole engages in some wishful thinking: I wish to extend my sincere thanks to Liz Cheney. By revealing just how low the Cheneys will stoop to attack the Obama administration, she may have inadvertently pushed her father into the… Read on
Human Rights First made this: Steve Benen thinks Keep America Safe is finally jumping the shark with the “al-Qaeda Seven” smear. And maybe they are. But that just doesn’t give the Cheneyites their due. These guys were completely discredited after… Read on
Building as if by magic from my last post, the Washington Post has a piece you’ve all seen by now reporting that President Obama’s advisers are nearing a deal with Sen. Graham to try KSM in a military commission after… Read on
Since — what? — 2004, I’ve read thousands of pages of declassified documents, internal investigations, ICRC accounts, survivor testimony and journalistic inquiry about the myriad and sprawling torture apparatus created after 9/11. I’ve written about it a bit. I’ve spent… Read on
I double dare Mr. Five Deferments to question the loyalty of retired Air Force Col. Morris Davis, the former military commissions chief prosecutor. In a conversation with me, Davis stuck up for the Justice Department lawyers whom the Cheneyites &… Read on
When interrogating detainees who have crucial information, is it about looking tough, or is it about getting them talking? Sugar free cookies work better than torture.
MSNBC and Liz Cheney are like peas and carrots
Iraq War Justified by Rejected “Get Smart” Plot