Yet Cheney keeps throwing this crap out there that not torturing is going to lead to another terrorist attack. Look, the law of averages in addition to the near impossibility of totally eliminating terrorism ensures that'll we'll be attacked again in some form whether we torture prisoners or not. Ask Israel whether torture stops terrorist attacks. They were found to have tortured prisoners in the past to "save lives" as Cheney claims yet despite those actions Israel has been attacked over and over. This is just one example of why torture doesn't work. So It sounds like old Dickhead is betting on another attack to try a deseperate, twisted ploy to ressurect his image.
Speaking of torture there appears to be a big report about to be released from the White House that shows torture doesn't work--read more about it here. Plus, former CIA agent Jack Rice has a good point on this issue with the Bush administration/Cheney and torture:
Cheney also pressed the Obama administration to release memos that he says will prove valuable intelligence was gleaned from torture.TPJ: Now Dick Cheney is saying the Republican party doesn't want former General Colin Powell because he endorsed Barack Obama for president. So much for the Republicanistical party allowing for other opinions and views as they claim they are trying to do now. Not only are they the shrinking party but apparently now they are rejecting decorated general's who have led this country into battle over an arrogant, insensitive, chicken hawk, loud mouth talk show host like Rush Limbaugh. Just listen to Cheney, (who is apparently the voice of the party right now because he's on every damn talk show out there) when asked if he'd choose Powell of Rush:
“Look, you know what, I’d like to see all the memos, really …” said Rice. “I find it hypocritical from the vice president when he says, ‘I wanna see everything released.’ And he says this as soon as he’s not in a position to release them? If he really wanted to release these before, he could have. He could have gone down the process, and I’m sure nobody would have stood in the way. Instead, he waits until he’s out and says, ‘Oh, well, I would have done it.’”
Asked whether he would side with Powell over Rush Limbaugh [Colin Powell] about the future of the GOP (moderation vs. doubling down on core principles), Cheney sided definitively with the brash talk radio host. "If I had to choose in terms of being a Republican, I'd go with Rush Limbaugh," he said.
TPJ: Well I am one Democrat who would be proud, happy and excited to welcome former Secretary of State General Colin Powell to the party. As well as any other Republicans who feel alienated, insulted and angered by the Republican party. We want to get things done for America and if you feel the same way then let's link arms and support Obama's agenda to move the country forward.
The Democrats want to help Americans finally get affordable health care, help the economy recover and get more people back to work in good paying jobs. We'll let the Republicans play games while the adults get to work. So come on over General--let us help you escape "The Matrix" (i.e. The Republicanistical Party). We have a great recovering Republicans program. You'll meet many former Republicans with horror stories like your own where you'll be accepted with open arms. I would be ecstatic to run against the Cheney/Limbaugh ticket in 2012.
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