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Dick Cheney bemoans end of harsh interrogation tactics
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Posted on 05/07/2011 5:25:15 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Dick Cheney bemoans end of harsh interrogation tactics

By Fox News From: NewsCore May 08, 2011 9:45AM

FORMER Vice President Dick Cheney has tipped his hat to Barack Obama for authorising the military operation that led to the killing of Oama bin Laden last weekend.

But, in an interview with Fox News Sunday, he also lamented the end of controversial Bush-era interrogations that many conservatives believe contributed to America's greatest counterterrorism success.

"Well, I think you've got to give him (Obama) a lot of credit for making the decision to have the SEAL team 6 conduct the raid that got bin Laden," Mr Cheney said. "It's no question that was his responsibility and I think he handled it well."

But he fanned the flames of a renewed debate over whether the so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" used by the Bush-era CIA - including sleep deprivation and the simulated drowning technique known as waterboarding - were successful and lawful.

"I am still concerned about the fact that, I think a lot of the techniques that we had used to keep the country safe for more than seven years are no longer available," he said. "That they've been sort of taken off the table, if you will."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cheney; obltermination; torture; waterboarding

1 posted on 05/07/2011 5:25:19 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, you can blow their brains out, just don’t waterboard them, it might be cruel.


2 posted on 05/07/2011 5:27:27 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Sub-Driver

I still believe Panetta ordered the hit, and told Obama after the order, so he wouldn’t be caught with his pants down. Obama would never kill a kindred spirit.


3 posted on 05/07/2011 5:27:53 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and Ford trucks)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wonder how Cheney would feel if I strapped him down to a table and proceeded to extract everything he knows?


4 posted on 05/07/2011 5:28:22 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Gosh. I appreciate what Vice President Cheney did during his eight years, but now he is no longer the VP. I wish formers would stay out of everything unless they are going to run again. This just allows for Joe Biden to criticize anything and everything that Sarah will do beginning 2013. Plus after the honoring Obama part was a bit nauseating.


5 posted on 05/07/2011 5:30:09 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

Another irrelevant post from someone who has never earned a dime in the private sector.....and never having been shot at in anger in the service to his country....


6 posted on 05/07/2011 5:38:40 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: Sub-Driver

Since Osama was shot in the face, you know Dick
Cheney had something to do with it.


7 posted on 05/07/2011 5:40:14 PM PDT by donmeaker ("To every simple question, there is a neat, simple answer, that is dead wrong." Mark Twain)
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To: Sub-Driver

Since Osama was shot in the face, you know Dick
Cheney had something to do with it.


8 posted on 05/07/2011 5:40:25 PM PDT by donmeaker ("To every simple question, there is a neat, simple answer, that is dead wrong." Mark Twain)
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To: donmeaker

I think cheney shoots people in the butt.


9 posted on 05/07/2011 5:43:03 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and Ford trucks)
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To: bigheadfred

Of course he would feel bad. The point is, water boarding causes no permanent damage, is performed upon our own soldiers in training, and thus is not torture. Further, it is an effective way to get information. The threat of doing it again is a powerful inducement to talk.


10 posted on 05/07/2011 5:43:16 PM PDT by donmeaker ("To every simple question, there is a neat, simple answer, that is dead wrong." Mark Twain)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I read somewhere about Cheney being on the same flight as Susan Sarandon. It must have been awful to be on the same plane as that Far Lefty (with or without her latest boy toy). I would have asked for a barf bag.


11 posted on 05/07/2011 5:43:27 PM PDT by juliej
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I kinda think you are right. He made someone else look like he made the the decision....he has plausible deniability....until he thinks it would be better if he DID make the call....


12 posted on 05/07/2011 5:46:03 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
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To: bigheadfred
Wonder how Cheney would feel if I strapped him down to a table and proceeded to extract everything he knows?

Any particular reason you are wondering this other than you are insane?

13 posted on 05/07/2011 5:47:25 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: bigheadfred

If he were a terrorist, he should expect it.


14 posted on 05/07/2011 5:49:29 PM PDT by jch10 (Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war...)
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To: goodnesswins

There are alleged “leaks” that Panetta and the military brass got fed up waiting for Obama to make a decision, so they made it for him. Of course if it failed, Obama would have fired Panetta ;-)


15 posted on 05/07/2011 5:50:38 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and Ford trucks)
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To: bigheadfred

If he starts terrorism against the US and has information.. Be my guest. Otherwise, knock off the idiocy.


16 posted on 05/07/2011 5:50:44 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: bigheadfred

He wouldn’t “feel” anything.....cause, you’d be dead.


17 posted on 05/07/2011 5:51:39 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
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To: juliej

I’m surprised Sarandon didn’t shoot off her mouth. She is a lunatic.


18 posted on 05/07/2011 5:52:13 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and Ford trucks)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
As much as I detest FDR he protected this country.

Progressives hate that about him or forget it.

19 posted on 05/07/2011 6:04:03 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: Sub-Driver

None of the original Gitmo denizens would have known anything about OBL’s current digs in Pakistan. But maybe waterboarding some newer prisoners would have turned OBL up sooner. (On a third hand, one wonders how no Americans knew anything about what was just around the corner, good grief, from Pakistan’s own army headquarters! Good spying, not waterboarding, was lacking there.)


20 posted on 05/07/2011 6:11:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: scooby321

Or more likely, ignore it.


21 posted on 05/07/2011 6:11:22 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and Ford trucks)
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To: donmeaker; jwalsh07; jch10; eyedigress; goodnesswins; All

Teehee

BAAAAAAA!!!!

Grow a pair people.

If you think Dick Cheney is armored in shining glory and is gonna pull you off the train tracks before the approaching train turns you from sh!+ to shinola, well, good luck with that.

And before you all start howling to Jim and the mods, rest assured that NOTHING we can do to any moslem, down to the the last tit-sucking babe, would disturb me in the least.

My only gripe is we didn’t have the guts, or still have have the guts, to wipe EVERY raghead from the face of the earth.

BY ANY MEANS.


22 posted on 05/07/2011 6:11:23 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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To: Sub-Driver
"I am still concerned about the fact that, I think a lot of the techniques that we had used to keep the country safe for more than seven years are no longer available," he said. "That they've been sort of taken off the table, if you will."

B T T T ! ! !


23 posted on 05/07/2011 6:14:13 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"I am still concerned about the fact that, I think a lot of the techniques that we had used to keep the country safe for more than seven years are no longer available," he said. "That they've been sort of taken off the table, if you will."

B T T T ! ! !


24 posted on 05/07/2011 6:14:19 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: bigheadfred

Your point, if you have one?


25 posted on 05/07/2011 6:14:58 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: bigheadfred

Dang. ‘Ja ever notice Gin gives you a crappy buzz?


26 posted on 05/07/2011 6:19:40 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama said OBL is dead I didn't believe it. Al Qaeda says he's dead and now I do!)
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To: onyx

My point is that Cheney had the position, power, and backing of the entire United States to pursue and kill Bin Laden.

They coulda slaughtered millions of worthless raghead MF’s with that combined blessing.

But we are not at war with “Islam”.

Are We.

As an aside, think about just how F***ed up it all is.

They won’t show us a pic of Bin Laden with half of his head gone missing.

We can’t “handle” that.

Don’t tell me about the techniques to extract info from known, caught, in the grasp, terrorists.

If I say, write, or swear to defend this country and Constitution, then by GOD I WILL.

And if you haven’t the guts, the BALLS, to allow me to do that, please just step aside.


27 posted on 05/07/2011 6:30:53 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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To: Sub-Driver
Yup!....and here's a guy that may die any day...

as my dear departed buddy used to say......

DONT BACK UP!...It will only kill u sooner
rather then later...

But u know what?...........We still toast his bullshit to this day...It isn't how long you're on this earth...It's did YOU make a difference.................

Plus or minuses...the Finial “TALLY” will be DONE...

He died at the ripe old age of 79..Just as it should have been.. Hell of a Guy! Same as one of my heros... Dick "Did u hear me" Cheney

28 posted on 05/07/2011 6:31:40 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Cyber Liberty
crappy buzz

Ahhh, man, the doc says my liver biopsy ( April 14th) looked good. Except for the fact of the disease that is slowly robbing me of life.

He says I can wait for this summmer before I start treatment.

Got 2 new drugs hitting the shelves then.

Might raise the chance of remission by 5%.

I'll take that 5.

29 posted on 05/07/2011 6:41:19 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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To: bigheadfred

Aren’t you unhappy you weren’t as clear in your first post?


30 posted on 05/07/2011 6:52:53 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

I’m a poor farm boy, Onyx.

Sometimes the simplest of joys is rolling out in a field with a load of HEY!!!!...and watching the sheep come a runnin’...

My nephew swore an oath to defend this country.

He is serving a dime in Leavenworth to appease a political agenda.

THAT makes me unhappy.

Ima thinking Ima not gonna get over that.

And Dick Cheney can STFU.

He had his chance.


31 posted on 05/07/2011 7:01:12 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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To: Sub-Driver

Osama’s at Club Gitmo getting his fingernails done.


32 posted on 05/07/2011 7:12:36 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: onyx
Cheney knows. . .


33 posted on 05/07/2011 7:20:15 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: napscoordinator

the honoring Obama part was a bit nauseating.

but was it gutsy?

nah..actually it seemed stupid....


34 posted on 05/07/2011 8:13:21 PM PDT by flat
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To: bigheadfred

I wish you the best, Fred. Can’t be easy. Have a good Saturday Night.


35 posted on 05/07/2011 8:17:35 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama said OBL is dead I didn't believe it. Al Qaeda says he's dead and now I do!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did Cheney really have to give Barry credit? If Barry had had his way, our troops wouldn’t even be there any more.


36 posted on 05/07/2011 9:15:45 PM PDT by Rainier_is_here
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To: Rainier_is_here

“Did Cheney really have to give Barry credit?”

Yes, Cheney had to give credit to Barry because that’s what a public servant should do. OTOH, you could add up the gravitas of Barry + Joe Bite-me + Jimmah Cahtah and it would not fill a thimble; those three are just miniscule little rabbit turds, a small rabbit. They will never credit a successor because they are all three shriveled little weasels inside.


37 posted on 05/07/2011 9:42:27 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I agree with you - the sniping of a fellow Muzzie is not something Obama would do.


38 posted on 05/07/2011 9:50:59 PM PDT by MissMack99 (BO Stinks!)
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To: napscoordinator

“This just allows for Joe Biden to criticize anything and everything that Sarah will do beginning 2013.”

The don’t criticize your successors rule only applies to Republican presidents and vice presidents.


39 posted on 05/07/2011 10:34:24 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

” I still believe Panetta ordered the hit, and told Obama after the order, so he wouldn’t be caught with his pants down. Obama would never kill a kindred spirit.”

I think there has always, starting with Bush, been a get him when you can order. If the mission succeeds we get the credit.

If it fails, and is reported, we call it rogue, or play on the we tried but failed strategy.

In any case OBie gave a Bill Clinton like standing order.

“I want you to do whats right”.

Plausible denial all around, and an opportunity to win either way based on “ doing the right thing”


40 posted on 05/08/2011 5:51:44 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Sub-Driver

They’re still in use at Democratic fund raisers. But don’t worry. They only do it to the rich.


41 posted on 05/08/2011 6:49:27 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Rembrandt

Cheney didn’t send any biggies Barry’s way, only said he did the right thing when the option came up. This President’s numbers were as low as they have been at that time, so it seems he pushed to have the event happen. Obama has had the information on OBL since last fall..and that has been in the news also.


42 posted on 05/08/2011 4:12:15 PM PDT by cousair
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