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December 15, 2014 8:27 am

Cheney Says He Has No Regrets Over CIA Interrogation Program

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Dick Cheney. Photo: White House.

Politico – Former Vice President Dick Cheney unapologetically pressed his defense of the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques Sunday, insisting that waterboarding and other such tactics did not amount to torture and that the spy agency’s actions paled in comparison to those of terrorists targeting Americans.

“Torture, to me … is an American citizen on his cellphone making a last call to his four young daughters shortly before he burns to death in the upper levels of the Trade Center in New York on 9/11,” Cheney said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “There’s this notion that there’s moral equivalence between what the terrorists did and what we do, and that’s absolutely not true. We were very careful to stop short of torture.”

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  • Emanuel

    Neither do we. And I hope Guantanamo stays open indefinitely. Anyone see the story about the Gitmo detainees released in Uruguay buying Kosher beef because it meets Halal standard. Cheney may have been creepy, even a bad guy but not over interrogation, or detention of enemies, detention? The WH today is using drones with impunity and claiming Guantanamo is inhumane, pathetic and laughable.