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CNN article

Cheney:
Holder's decision to review waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation techniques was politically motivated.

Translation:
Holder's decision to review waterboarding and other torture techniques was politically motivated, and had nothing to do with the fact that torture is illegal.



Article:
During his Fox interview, Cheney repeated his defense of the effectiveness of what are called enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding.

Translation:
During his Fox interview, Cheney repeated his defense of the effectiveness of torture.



Cheney:
The techniques "were absolutely essential in saving American lives and preventing attacks on the United States,"

Translation:
Torture is absolutely essential in saving American lives and preventing attacks on the United States.



Cheney summary (not in his own words):
It's okay if we use enhanced interrogation techniques as long as they are effective and save American lives.

Transation:
It's okay if we torture people and lie to the American public, as long as we can claim to save American lives in the process.



Anyone still wonder why I didn't vote for Bush a second time?


Comments

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harlkyn
Aug. 31st, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
I think the big question is why did you vote for him the first time?
toob
Aug. 31st, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC)
Don't make him go into all the gorey details!
wolffit
Aug. 31st, 2009 10:01 pm (UTC)
Because Gore was absolutely the wrong choice, and the 3rd party candidates in that election were not interesting to me, let alone viable.
harlkyn
Aug. 31st, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
Fair enough.

My animosity towards Bush is pretty much over since it's all in the past now. As long as nobody else in his family runs, that is.
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iconoclast
Aug. 31st, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
I followed the same voting patterns you did.
deusexbestia
Sep. 1st, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
I figured it was because you thought Kerry was older, and therefore the GOP candidate :D

Or your hair got in the way and you accidentally filled in the wrong oval...
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