October 26, 2006

Cheney of Fools

From FT.com: Cheney endorses simulated drowning
Dick Cheney, US vice-president, has endorsed the use of "water boarding" for terror . . .

Mr Cheney was responding to a conservative radio interviewer who asked whether water boarding, which involves simulated drowning, was a "no-brainer" if the information it yielded would save American lives. "It’s a no-brainer for me," Mr Cheney replied.
He continued, "No-brainer as in, instead of a brain I have an evil super-computer like the one from Superman III."
A spokeswoman for Mr Cheney denied that he had endorsed or confirmed the use of water-boarding.

"The VP was talking about the interrogation programme, clearly noting that we do not torture and we live up to our international treaty obligations. He does not discuss any techniques or methods that may or may not be used in questioning," said Lea Anne McBride.
See, it's just the liberal media taking everything out of context, as usual. What Cheney really said was: "I would like to clearly note that we don't torture and we live up to our international treaty obligations. I am not discussing any techniques or methods that may or may not be used in questioning, during this very specific conversation about a particular technique that I publicly admit has been used in questioning. DUH. It's a no-brainer."

I mean, Jesus, what's all the fuss about? It's not like Cheney came out and made any direct, black-and-white statements about anythi—
Asked in the radio interview whether he would agree that the debate over terrorist interrogations and water boarding was "a little silly", Mr Cheney responded: "I do agree".
Oh.

So, I'm curious, when the vice-President comes out and says something so bat-shit crazy less than two weeks before the much ballyhooed midterms, what demographic is he trying to secure for the Republicans? Soccer moms? Whiskey-soaked hobos? Rush Limbaugh?

Actually, speaking of bat-shit craziness and the midterm elections, check out this guy.

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