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Well Lets Just Push aside Over 200 Years of Principles and Countless Treaties

In human rights, politics, stupidity, U.S government on August 31, 2009 by Editor Z

Because Dick Cheney’s feelings might be hurt. He mine as well have said as much on Fox News Sunday. Keep in mind this a preliminary investigation launched by Attorney General Eric Holder, as to whether those who formulated torture policies used in interrogations that go beyond the bounds of what is legal should be prosecuted.

By the way a window into Cheney’s autocratic way of thinking, according to him the President is the Chief law enforcement official of the country, not the Attorney General. Well this may have been true in his administration, most try to promote the image that it is not merely a puppet of the administration in power.

Cheney’s philosophy is best summed up by both his old mentor Richard Nixon said “If the President does it, its not illegal”.

“I guess the other thing that offends the hell out of me, frankly, is we had a track record now of eight years of defending the nation against any further mass casualty attacks from al Qaeda,” Cheney said. “The approach of the Obama administration should be to come to those people who were involved in that policy and say, how did you do it? What were the keys to keeping this country safe over that period of time?”

Also in that interview, he hocks his book and says that when he was Vice President he advocated the use of military force against Iran (because the invasion of Iraq that Cheney ran into the ground went so well). Maybe Cheney should move to a country with a totalitarian government instead of one with the rule of law and a Bill of Rights. He would likely feel more at home there.

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