Thursday, December 11, 2014

Key takeaway from torture report: Dick Cheney is a dirty, stinking liar

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, in 2011, peddling one of his favorite claims in defense of torture:
"One of the most controversial techniques is waterboarding ... And the one who was subjected the most often to that was Khaled Sheikh Mohammed, and it produced phenomenal results for us." [...]

Cheney said that waterboarding Khaled Sheikh Mohammed "helped produce the intelligence that allowed us to get Osama bin Laden."
And today, from the initial release on the torture report:
The committee reviewed 20 of the most frequent and prominent examples of purported "successes" that the CIA has attributed to the use of its enhanced interrogation techniques. Each of those examples was found to be wrong.  READ MORE

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