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    New Interview: Cheney says he still champions Waterboard torture.

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    Former Vice President Dick Cheney tells NBC’s Jamie Gangel that he has “no regrets” about authorizing the waterboarding of terror suspects.

    “In your view, we should still be using enhanced interrogation?” Gangel asks Cheney.

    “Yes,” Cheney replies.

    “No regrets?” Gangel presses.

    “No regrets,” Cheney agrees.

    “Should we still be waterboarding terror suspects?” Gangel wonders.

    “I would strongly support using it again if circumstances arose where we had a high-value detainee and that was the only way we could get him to talk,” the former Vice President explains.

    Though many consider waterboarding torture, Cheney argues that the technique should still be a “tool.”

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    Glenn Greenwald reacts to Cheney's new book and interview: Obama upheld ‘evisceration of the rule of law for political elites' columnist Glenn Greenwald on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama’s mantra that the nation should “look forward, not backward” regarding alleged crimes committed by the Bush administration.

    “Imagine if, for example, we decided to announce tomorrow that we were no longer going to prosecute murder or rape or child abductions because we didn’t want to ‘keep looking backwards,’” he said on MSNBC’s The Last Word. “What do you think would happen? Obviously there would be a lot more people engaging in murder, rape, and child abduction.”

    Greenwald added that American political culture had “decided our highest political officials are free to break the law without consequences” and Obama had continued the “evisceration of the rule of law for political elites.”

    “So political elites like Dick Cheney know that they can commit crimes with total impunity, and that is why he goes around proudly boasting about the crimes he has committed.”

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    I like Greenwald, he points out Obama's hypocrisy even though he's a progressive. If only more people were intellectually honest on both sides of the isle we wouldn't be sitting in this pile of dung...
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