Did Dick Cheney Just Confess to a War Crime on National TV?
ZP Heller, Brave New Films
December 17, 2008 at 1:36 PM.
The McGlynn comment: Indict! Indict! Indict!
Not only has the Bush administration committed war crimes in plain sight, but now Dick Cheney is freely confessing it on national television. In an interview with ABC, Cheney admitted he directly authorized the CIA to use highly controversial enhanced interrogation tactics like waterboarding, as well as the torture of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad.
Cheney showed no regret. In fact, he spoke with such insouciance it was almost as though the administration hadn’t repeatedly denied authorizing use of these tactics over the years. (Of course, Cheney still denies waterboarding constitutes torture.) What’s more, he actually praised the Guantánamo Bay prison facility. “Guantánamo has been very well run,” he said, claiming it should remain open indefinitely.