Dick Cheney Suggests Restarting Torture Interrogation Program
We been missing you Dickie Boy. And also missing yer special brand of relaxed and gravelly evil.
Let’s start the torture machine again!
Why don’t we invade Iraq again????
Why don’t we invade Iran for the first time and start torturing those fuckers?
Please, Dickie Boy, please feel free to contribute your wisdom whenever you’re on break from your duties in Hell.
From Slate here:
From your reporting, does the rank and file of the CIA or even the elites within the CIA, do they view the enhanced interrogation program as just doing our job, and perhaps an ugly consequence of their loyalty and their oath? Or do they view it as something that should have been done, and ugly, but it was the right thing to do?
(Tim Weiner: my add) I think now they realize, 15, 16 years after the fact, that they didn’t know how to do this, they should never have been given the job, and that they don’t want to do it again.
That’s the consensus in the CIA?
(Tim Weiner: my add) I mean, people probably should have gone to jail over this. We’ve never had a full reckoning. We’ve never had a public examination of this. We’ve never had the facts to deal with that. But these were violations of laws of God and man, not to mention the Geneva Conventions.
At the very least Bloody Gina should not be head of the CIA — I would prefer a non-torturing drunken chimp to a unapologetic torturer as head of the Spook Box.
She shouldn’t have been nominated — it’s disgusting.
Saying it was a crazy time and it will never happen again is not the same as standing up at the time and saying ‘I won’t torture people.’
From the Daily Beast here:
“Under the Convention Against Torture that the U.S. is a party to, we’re obligated to pursue and prosecute torturers, not give them promotions. What does it say to the world that the person who may have been directly responsible, and certainly was indirectly responsible for this torture, who never stood up and said ‘Don’t do it,’ is now the person who might be leading the very agency we know committed that torture?”
From CBS News here:
Instead, Haspel repeatedly told lawmakers that she believes in the “stricter moral standard” outlined in the Army Field Manual.
“I think that we should hold ourselves to a stricter moral standard,” she repeats. She said that her parents “raised her right” and that she knows the difference between right and wrong.
Under questioning by California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, Haspel again would not explicitly say if past techniques at the CIA were immoral.
“I believe that the CIA did extraordinary work to prevent another attack,” she said.
Two things regarding this specimen — if she’s not saying if her previous involvement in torture was immoral or not then her parents didn’t raise her right. She’s just spewing a bunch of word salad to look better than she really is.
A common propaganda technique.
Secondly, I guess one of my main problems with people in power is that they get to say shit and never have to explain it. She believes the CIA did extraordinary work to prevent another attack but she doesn’t really say how that was accomplished.
I think what she’s trying to say is that CIA torture attacks prevent further attacks on America. This has never been proved publicly and this is the same bullshit line Cheney took in his embrace of torture.
So Haspel is recycling old delusions about torture and she won’t say it’s immoral. As far as I’m concerned she’s a piece of shit.
From the Guardian here:
On Monday morning, Trump tweeted: “My highly respected nominee for CIA Director, Gina Haspel, has come under fire because she was too tough on Terrorists.
“Think of that, in these very dangerous times, we have the most qualified person, a woman, who Democrats want OUT because she is too tough on terror. Win Gina!”
Win Donnie, win!
We’re so lucky to have this guy as President. Such short and concise thoughts. She was too tough — maybe we should just behead terrorists on live television. I’m sure that will be as effective as torture.
Win Donnie, that’s all that matters!
Headline from the Daily Beast:
Ex-CIA Official Says Some Torture Videotapes May Still Exist
Headline from Slate:
Barbara Bush Remembered as “Role Model on How to Live a Life of Purpose and Meaning”
This is some sick American reaction after people in power die.
Barbara Bush was no great shakes and as the headline says she was probably not a very good mother and the world has paid a price for her bad parenting.
She did not create intelligent sons who could decide things, she created power hungry bastards with no wisdom and no compassion.
And for this I denounce her and all those who mourn her.