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November 03, 2007

Cheney Endorses Water Boarding ~ I Agree

Cheney endorses simulated drowning
Says use of water boarding to get terrorist intelligence is ‘no brainer’


Dick Cheney, US vice-president, has endorsed the use of "water boarding" for terror suspects and confirmed that the controversial interrogation technique was used on Khaled Sheikh Mohammed, the senior al-Qaeda operative now being held at Guantánamo Bay.

Cheney was responding to a radio interviewer from North Dakota station WDAY who asked whether water boarding, which involves simulated drowning, was a "no-brainer" if the information it yielded would save American lives.

"It's a no-brainer for me," Cheney replied.

The comments by the vice-president, who has been one of the leading advocates of reducing limitations on what interrogation techniques can be used in the war on terror, are the first public confirmation that water boarding has been used on suspects held in US custody.

"For a while there, I was criticized as being the 'vice-president for torture'," Cheney added. "We don't torture ... We live up to our obligations in international treaties that we're party to and so forth.
"But the fact is, you can have a fairly robust interrogation program without torture and we need to be able to do that."
Cheney said recent legislation passed by Congress allowed the White House to continue its aggressive interrogation program.

But his remarks appear to stand at odds with the views of three key Republican senators who helped draft the recently passed Military Commission Act, and who argue that water boarding is not permitted according to that law.

"It's a direct affront to the primary authors of the Military Commission Act in the Senate — John McCain, Lindsey Graham and John Warner — all of whom have publicly stated that the legislation signed by the president last week makes water boarding a war crime," said Jennifer Daskal, advocacy director at Human Rights Watch.
"This is Cheney ignoring the consensus of his own Pentagon," she said, referring to comments by senior officials that harsh interrogation techniques do not produce reliable intelligence.

John Bellinger, the State Department legal adviser, last week declined to answer specific questions on water boarding, saying Congress would have to determine whether specific interrogation techniques were permissible under the Geneva conventions.


Wild Thing's comment........

It's a no-brainer for me too. What kind of people do the Dem/Libs think we're dealing with anyhow? Our enemies would only put our heads under water AFTER they had sliced them from the rest of our bodies.

I heard Rep. Charles Rangel on FOX News the other day saying that "all the military experts" say torture used in interrogation doesn't work. This is another liberal media/Democrat chant that like Goebbels' "big lie" might be believed if publicly chanted enough times.

Posted by Wild Thing at November 3, 2007 12:45 AM


Darth's Top 10 Who Needs Waterboarding:
10. The Women on The View
9. Chris Matthews - Hardball
8. Christianne Amanpour - CNN
7. Keith Olbermann - MSLSD & SNF on NBC
6. Lord Antagonist & Mullah Cimoc (tie)
5. Nutsy Pelosi
4. Code Pinkos
3. Osama bin Laden
2. Members of the United Nations
1. That NY senator that is FOR and AGAINST issuing NY driver's licenses to illegal aliens!
...What are yours WT and Patriots all?

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at November 3, 2007 05:37 AM

The terrorists are lucky we're aren't giving them poopie swirly's in the toilet!!!! Hey, that might be fun to watch!!!!
Add David Letterman, Cooper Anderson, and anyone who says Bush started this on purpose for the oil to the list, Darth.
The Koreans and VietCong used much worse torture and so did Hitler to the Jewish, Catholic and Gay communities of Europe. Come on, we don't torture anyone.
Torture to a Muslim would be a big busted porn star sitting naked across from them acting like she's in the movies or something. That would really make him sweat.

Posted by: Lynn at November 3, 2007 06:02 AM

Lynn, in reference in to your post above, last paragraph... I have "dibbzies" on the next torture. There I said it before Darth did.

You also, could have the Movie Star eating pork rinds.

Posted by: SSgt Steve, USMC(P) at November 3, 2007 09:39 AM

Hell ya! You're comments are right on!
Pretty funny cartoon!
We need people like Jack Bauer!
I think 24 is a great show!...I saw your blogs for Bauer banner. My fav show.

Posted by: patrickdaniel at November 3, 2007 10:14 AM

I forgot to add the Westboro Baptist Church to that list, Darth!
And any college professor who claims that the victims of 911 were little Eichmanns or that we were to blame for this.
No, Bubba was. So put him on the list too along with George Soros and Rosie O'Donnell.

Posted by: Lynn at November 3, 2007 10:24 AM

Add all the Kennedy clan to the list, John Murtha and Dingy Harry too, while the're getting boarded Barney Frank can service the muzzy guests with apologist Alan Colmes doing the interviews before their turns at waterboarding.

Posted by: Jack at November 3, 2007 01:12 PM

Torture and fear work. Prisoners freefalling from helicopters made other prisoners tell all. These muslims are so superstitious about so many things we could easily use that against them. Pork products might work wonders. And porno, like Lynn suggested.

Posted by: TomR at November 3, 2007 03:40 PM

Darth, your list is GREAT.

I LOVE the other lists the rest of you have done too!!!

I can only add that I could very easily be in charge of the waterboarding and not bat an eye if I heard one of those on the list scream for help. hahahaha I probably would just smile and say have a nice day jerk. gurgle gurgle gurgle gasp gasp.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 3, 2007 04:13 PM

Lynn, LMAO I can just imagine that. Poopie swirlies,and the porn star thing hahahahahhahahahhahahahhahahha

Your awesome! hahaha

And amen to adding David Letterman, Cooper Anderson, they are horrible too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 3, 2007 04:16 PM

SSgt Steve, USMC, great idea LOL having her eating pork rinds. hahahahahaha

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 3, 2007 04:19 PM

Patrick, yes we like that show.Glad you like it too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 3, 2007 04:22 PM

Lynn, those additions are excellent too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 3, 2007 04:25 PM

Jack those are great to add, this list is getting so perfect. heh heh

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 3, 2007 04:26 PM

Tom, I agree so much. I just can't believe that it is not something that works and it certainly has been done and other things. And it has worked like you said.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 3, 2007 04:28 PM

NOTE: Remove Tokyoyoyo Rosie Orca O'Donnell from the list for it's impossible to teach Orca how to surf! - No Moby Dick Sperm Whale In Rosie's Mainstream 2007!!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at November 4, 2007 12:07 AM

oh ok.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 4, 2007 02:35 AM