Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Okay, One Last Time. Dick Cheney Lies, It's What He Does.

Eight years on, the only remarkable thing about Dick Cheney lying through his teeth is that anyone should find it remarkable.

Dick Cheney is a - deep breath here - con artist, deceiver, dissembler, dissimulator, equivocator, fabler, fabricator, fabulist, false witness, falsifier, fibber, maligner, misleader, phony, prevaricator, swindler and trickster. The man has a pathalogical aversion to truth which is, to him, as sunlight to a vampire.

To the delight of FOX News and every right-wing moron who hasn't paid attention to reality since Bush stole the 2000 election, Cheney has been revisiting safe ground (American Enterprise Institute, Heritage Institute, FOX, etc.) to work his charms on the readily deluded, claiming that torture isn't torture and, in any case, it works.

In his address to the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative policy organization in Washington, Cheney said that the techniques the Bush administration approved, including waterboarding — simulated drowning that's considered a form of torture — forced nakedness and sleep deprivation, were "legal" and produced information that "prevented the violent death of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of innocent people."
He quoted the Director of National Intelligence, Adm. Dennis Blair, as saying that the information gave U.S. officials a "deeper understanding of the al Qaida organization that was attacking this country."

In a statement April 21, however, Blair said the information "was valuable in some instances" but that "there is no way of knowing whether the same information could have been obtained through other means. The bottom line is that these techniques hurt our image around the world, the damage they have done to our interests far outweighed whatever benefit they gave us and they are not essential to our national security."

A top-secret 2004 CIA inspector general's investigation found no conclusive proof that information gained from aggressive interrogations helped thwart any "specific imminent attacks," according to one of four top-secret Bush-era memos that the Justice Department released last month.

FBI Director Robert Mueller told Vanity Fair magazine in December that he didn't think that the techniques disrupted any attacks.

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penlan said...

In yesterday's speech he also said "We never said, or found, a link between Saddam Hussein & Al Qaida."
What?!? He said George Tenet said there was a link. Now if I remember correctly he sure did & so did Bush. Holy shit this man is evil.

The Mound of Sound said...

There was a time that society considered it disgraceful for public figures to be as blatantly and wilfully dishonest as Cheney but this man is beneath shame. He's a complete social deviant.

penlan said...

"He's a complete social deviant."
So is Harper. Although at this point in time Cheney is worse. Can't believe Cheney is still going around, & it's worsening, spewing his garbage. He should just fade away back into the woodwork where he belongs.