As vice president, Dick Cheney was the most enthusiastic sponsor for the brutal C. Bush scaled it back in his second term. Now that a Senate Intelligence Committee report has declared that the C. Cheney said in his latest interview defending the C.
Cheney’s Tortured Facts
Dick Cheney defends America's use of torture, again, in new book | Dick Cheney | The Guardian
Violation of Geneva Conventions? The Supreme Court has since ruled that the detainees were entitled to minimum protections provided under the Geneva Conventions, including prohibitions against torture and humiliation. In recent interviews, Cheney has twice claimed the techniques used by the CIA did not run afoul of international agreements. Cheney, Dec. The Senate has seen fit to label their report torture.
Dick Cheney defends America's use of torture, again, in new book
To call enhanced interrogation a program of torture, as President Obama has so many times, is to libel the dedicated professionals who saved American lives, and to cast terrorists and murderers as innocent victims …. Ending programs that kept us safe, revealing the details about those programs to the terrorists, and spreading untruths about our policies was misguided, unjust, and highly irresponsible. It was recklessness cloaked in righteousness. It was my view then and remains so today, that President Obama, having so consistently distorted the truth about the enhanced interrogation program and the brave Americans who carried it out, is in no position to lecture anyone about American values. That buildup, of course, was essential to our winning the Cold War.
Three major developments explored in detail by Kirk drive home the extent to which Bush and Cheney worked to ingrain torture in the American state. Ali Soufan, a highly experienced interrogator and Muslim who speaks fluent Arabic, took charge of the questioning. He deployed the traditional police model, which focuses on building rapport and a criminal case. Despite that quick success, word came down from Washington: Use violence. A man named James Mitchell convinced the Bush brass that he had a better way.