Cheney Admits Authorizing Detainee's Torture

By David Edwards and Stephen C. Webster

Monday, outgoing Vice President Dick Cheney made a startling statement on a nation-wide, televised broadcast.

Cheney faces 'torture' criticism

A senior US Democrat has condemned Dick Cheney, the US vice-president, for his defence of waterboarding "terror" suspects, saying the abuse amounted to torture and warning there could be prosecutions over the issue under a new administration.

Deterring Torture Through the Law

By Coleen Rowley and Ray McGovern

Our country's values and the immorality of torture are important considerations. And the law, of course, is also key-or should be. Seldom have we seen it more cynically twisted and abused.

Why Did Cheney Confess On National Television?

Michael Ratner

Cheney's admission of guilt is a plea for a presidential pardon.

Cheney: If President Does it During Wartime, it's Legal

By Andrew McLemore

Dick Cheney is leaving office without remorse and taking some potshots at his successor on the way out the door.

From Information Clearing House


ACLU Rejects Vice President Cheney's Praise Of Guantánamo

Dick Cheney's Fantasy World


Cheney brazenly admits he authorized torture

Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news


Cheney Was Key in Clearing CIA Interrogation Tactics

Greg Miller, The Los Angeles Times: "Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that he was directly involved in approving severe interrogation methods used by the CIA, and that the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, should remain open indefinitely."

Cheney Throws Down Gauntlet

Marjorie Cohn, Truthout: "Dick Cheney has publicly confessed to ordering war crimes. Asked about waterboarding in an ABC News interview, Cheney replied, 'I was aware of the program, certainly, and involved in helping get the process cleared.' He also said he still believes waterboarding was an appropriate method to use on terrorism suspects. CIA Director Michael Hayden confirmed that the agency waterboarded three al-Qaeda suspects in 2002 and 2003. US courts have long held that waterboarding, where water is poured into someone's nose and mouth until he nearly drowns, constitutes torture. Our federal War Crimes Act defines torture as a war crime punishable by life imprisonment or even the death penalty if the victim dies."


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