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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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Yeah, you can blow their brains out, just don’t waterboard them, it might be cruel.
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.
Wonder how Cheney would feel if I strapped him down to a table and proceeded to extract everything he knows?
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.
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....
Since Osama was shot in the face, you know Dick
Cheney had something to do with it.
Since Osama was shot in the face, you know Dick
Cheney had something to do with it.
I think cheney shoots people in the butt.
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.
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.
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....
Any particular reason you are wondering this other than you are insane?
If he were a terrorist, he should expect it.
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 ;-)
If he starts terrorism against the US and has information.. Be my guest. Otherwise, knock off the idiocy.
He wouldn’t “feel” anything.....cause, you’d be dead.
I’m surprised Sarandon didn’t shoot off her mouth. She is a lunatic.
Progressives hate that about him or forget it.
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.)
Or more likely, ignore it.
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.
Your point, if you have one?
Dang. ‘Ja ever notice Gin gives you a crappy buzz?
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”.
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.
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
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.
Aren’t you unhappy you weren’t as clear in your first post?
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.
Osama’s at Club Gitmo getting his fingernails done.
the honoring Obama part was a bit nauseating.
but was it gutsy?
nah..actually it seemed stupid....
I wish you the best, Fred. Can’t be easy. Have a good Saturday Night.
Did Cheney really have to give Barry credit? If Barry had had his way, our troops wouldn’t even be there any more.
“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.
I agree with you - the sniping of a fellow Muzzie is not something Obama would do.
“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.
” I still believe Panetta ordered the hit, and told Obama after the order, so he wouldnt 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”
They’re still in use at Democratic fund raisers. But don’t worry. They only do it to the rich.
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.