Posts Tagged ‘CIA’
Dick Cheney, the former Vice President of Torture and part-time shotgun assailant, has been explaining the apparent contradictions evident in the CIA’s waterboarding documentation. According to the new administration, waterboarding is torture. Mr. Cheney and other Republicans, typically short on facts but long on rhetoric, had claimed that one of their victims, Abu Zubaydah, had spilled the beans after being waterboarded for only 35 seconds. This “fact” was repeated over and over again in large part to justify the use of torture. It now emerges, according to a Justice Department memo, that Mr. Zubaydah was tortured 83 times during August 2002 alone.
According to Mr. Cheney, there have been no lies or cover-up. When he stated 35 seconds this was merely a slight exaggeration. Speaking to UN242 over the telephone, Dick said, “…if you consider some of the embelishment one finds in the Bible, which of course is a factual document, these numbers are more or less in line. For example, God says he created heaven and earth in 6 days. It turns out that it took him 14 billion years. So I would say that our little fibs are not even worth printing.”