Thursday, May 14, 2009
The Cheney torture Justification tag team!
Cheney keeps throwing fuel on the torture memo fire. He keeps saying torture kept us safe and gave us information we otherwise would not have gotten. As I keep saying, a study should be done to determine how much of that information was actionable and how much was worthless. Just given to stop the torture! Or of the torture was just used to keep false information thus this so called war on terror going.
We must take the moral high ground. There must be a better way than torture. It Bothers me that the most secretive VP in history to enable his misdeeds now that the gig is up has become the most talkative in history to hopefully get away with those deceitful misdeeds. It is time to put him to bed. There must be a law.
Certainly since the nightmare Bush snuck into office we have been clandestine. There has been no transparency or oversight. We must have transparency. As far as torture goes transparency is not just Pelosi's big gripe. The whole bunch is peeved that they use to be able to lie about everything. With Obama's new policy of transparency their complacency in Bush's crimes are coming to light. transparency has become the enemy of both sides thanks to Bush being the crime decider.
Anyway the torture memo hearings started yesterday. An FBI interrogator said torture does not work. Information was provided but as soon as torture started the information stopped. Quite contrary to what Cheney is saying so of course that guy is being dismissed as a disgruntled employee. I am so sick of this crap. I was thinking another reason for Herr Cheney's stupidity is that if there are hearings he can say he was under the impression it was legal though that is BS. We know low level Lawyers were found to write the so called torture memos and lo and behold he was given a Judgeship. Gee another coincidence!
I hope these hearings are mot more window dressing and will lead to something like a commission that actually functions to determine the truth. Remember the 9/11 commission hearings? They were a friggen bad joke. Cheney and Bush talking together holding each others hands, Rice lying through hr teeth and being labeled a hero, Everyone guilty as hell but with one of the few "partisan" efforts we see resulting an everyone being innocent and getting off scot free. What a friggen country, only in America!
All Cheney's efforts to say water boarding which was declared illegal during WW2 is okay and not torture is BS. It better be found as such. Listening too or even seeing snarling Dick Cheney is pure torture. I heard reference that water boarding is torture but Cliff May defended it being done by us saying that is an international law. He said we are not subject to international law in the US. What the heck is that? I am sick of semantics and worthless word games designed to enable ones crimes. Does that mean torture is illegal everywhere but in the US?
Now the Cheney torture tag team! I do not know if you noticed it or not but a method has developed in Cheney's efforts to justify his torture. One day Cheney comes out and says Obama is aiding the terrorists and snarlingly says torture is justified and is what kept us safe, In every instance the next day Liz Cheney hits the air waves defending her father saying Obama is siding with the terrorist and her Dad just does not want to see Obama endangering the country and discontinue water boarding which worked, An FBI interrogator just testified it does not work and has the opposite effect.
Of course the truth does not stop them. Now we have another generation discounting it as coming from a disgruntled employee or just a lie. I am so sick of this! Liz Cheney is supposedly the new fresh young "gay" voice of the big tent party again defending torture and everything Bush. What may I ask has changed?
Wait a minute, another sideshow, this just does not stop! I just heard Limbaugh say Obama is deliberately trying to destroy the economy. Wait a minute how is that possible? Didn't Bush already purposely wreck it? Just how do you wreck a wrecked economy? Supposedly Obama is trying to Sabotage the stock market. Didn't Greenspan already do that for Bush? Are we not paying the price now? Limbaugh is making accusations of forced reparations.
Limbaugh says Obama is purposely creating a welfare state. Isn't that what they said about FDR? Yes it it so I guess that is a good thing. Limbaugh stupidly said Obama is getting even for slavery. Does that mean only Blacks will be part of Obama's welfare state? That is one warped mind. I refuse to believe the likes of Cheney and Limbaugh influence Republicans let alone what the rest of the extremists say.
Oh yeah, speaking of stupidity other Republican extremists Cavutto suggested that he heard wrongly held should and would get welfare for being wrongly held. Where the hell do they get this crap? I am sick of hearing Cheney loves the US. He does not, does not. He loves only his and Bush's version and keeping himself out of jail. Dick Cheney appears to be a defendant working a jury. Why the relentless torture PR? campaign? I thought Cheney was going to retire and go fishing?