Cheney's speech ignored some inconvenient truths

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    WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Dick Cheney's defense Thursday of the Bush administration's policies for interrogating suspected terrorists contained omissions, exaggerations and misstatements.

    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."

    Cheney's speech ignored some inconvenient truths | McClatchy
     
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    Yes yes sweetie we know you democwats care more about your image than your life or ours! what's new?? eneythin???
     
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    And what would those "other means" have been?

    Giving the terrorists iPods and Blockbuster DVDs?

    Spell it out.
     
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    The great irony here is while they were in office, they would have claimed anything that made them look good. So Cheney, a draft dodging fraud and liar, today does the same lying lines and the tools believe. It's so easy to make claims that can't be verified, reminds me of boys bragging how they made it to second base. Wonder if Cheney is still finding WMDs, he found them daily for a while.
     
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    why can't they be verified?
     
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    the hard core cons on this board seem to be oblivious to most anything....you could tell them something that is a total bullshit lie and if it follows their beliefs they believe it almost instantly. Same can actually be said for hardcore libs but I myself am very skeptical of things so I look into it before I decide whether i believe it or not. As for the torture issue there is WAY to much proof out there not to ignore the reality that it was the wrong path to take and the very same info could have been obtained by more legal means.
     
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    What legal means? could you list them? and how can you prove the "very same info" could have been obtained???
     
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    Cheney laid it all out there, to the exent that he legally could. The rest is classified, and the only person in a position to get the truth out is your boy, and he's not doing it.
     
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    ROFL... DO TELL!

    That's an established, deomonstrable, indisputable fact...

    Cheney's speech ignored some inconvenient truths | McClatchy[/QUOTE]

    GOLLY! If there was just ANYTHING in that sourced reference which supported, in ANY WAY your assertion, that would be a GREAT POINT... Sadly, there wasn't... so... well... you know...
     
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    Answers? You ask for answers???














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