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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Some things call for profanity. 

And this is one of them.

Cheney unyieldingly defended the Bush administration’s support for the Guantanamo Bay prison and coercive interrogation of terrorism suspects.

And he asserted that President Obama will either backtrack on his stated intentions to end those policies or put the country at risk in ways more severe than most Americans - and, he charged, many members of Obama’s own team - understand.

"When we get people who are more concerned about reading the rights to an Al Qaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to do anything they can to kill Americans, then I worry," Cheney said.

Protecting the country’s security is "a tough, mean, dirty, nasty business," he said. "These are evil people. And we’re not going to win this fight by turning the other cheek."

Citing intelligence reports, Cheney said at least 61 of the inmates who were released from Guantanamo during the Bush administration - "that’s about 11 or 12 percent" - have "gone back into the business of being terrorists."

Nevermind the lie in the last paragraph: fuck Dick Cheney and the rest of the people who mainstreamed torture in this country. Even out of power all this evil little man has is fearmongering. At least they're no longer relevant.



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