Dick Cheney and the Rhetoric of Torture

Dick Cheney and the Rhetoric of Torture

[Huffington Post]

Former Vice President Dick Cheney revealed he has no regrets about the Bush administration’s use of enhanced interrogation techniques like water-boarding, telling a crowd at American University in Washington, D.C. he would “do it all over again.”

“If I would have to do it all over again, I would,” Cheney said, according to American’s student newspaper The Eagle. “The results speak for themselves.”

Cheney denied that water-boarding — an interrogation technique that simulates the experience of drowning as large quantities of water are poured over a person’s nose and mouth — is torture, and said accusations that he’s a war criminal for using torture are “not true.”

“Some people called it torture. It wasn’t torture,” Cheney told ATV, American University’s television station.


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