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Advocating for Torture Opens the Door and Endangers Our Soldiers

He needs to go home and retire, I think America would be better off without him.  It’s a shame that he’s advocating for torture, when doing so would open the door for other countries to willfully torture. [for all those that think I don’t know: yes, I know other countries torture!] Cheney’s promotion for torture will endanger the lives of POW’s by opening the door for torture.  You can’t have it both way’s, you can’t tell some other country that torture is wrong and against the Geneva convention and then turn around and torture just because your Mr. Cheney and Mr. Bush. 

Their reckless governing did nothing to protect American’s or American Soldiers! [more than 4000 soldiers killed] This has been going on for eight years, and I ask do our Soldiers have the proper and advanced body gear they need to protect themselves or are their mother’s and father’s still having to have bake sales just to purchase bullet proof vests?

I’m sure that extra cash went to the corporations like Haliburton or the Carlyle Group, which do nothing for the greater American population, but line their own pockets.

Paul Begala: Mr. Cheney, You Did Not Keep Us Safe

If 3,000 Americans had been killed on your watch, in an attack that could have been prevented, perhaps you’d be a little hesitant to accuse anyone else of endangering America. And if you had advocated torture, and the torture produced false information that you used to mislead America into an unwise, unjust and unwarranted war, you might be a tad sheepish about defending the use of torture.

Not Dick Cheney. Mr. Cheney has stepped up his attack on Pres. Obama’s security strategy, telling CBS’s Bob Schieffer that Obama’s refusal to use waterboarding and other “enhanced interrogation techniques” (i.e., torture) endangers American lives.

The truth is the Bush-Cheney policies did not keep us safe, and Mr. Cheney is not a credible spokesman on issues of national security.

First, this awkward fact. When it came time to risk his hide to serve our country during the Vietnam War, Cheney got five draft deferments. He later told the Senate, “I had other priorities in the sixties than military service.” John Kerry did not. Nor did John McCain. Nor Gen. Colin Powell, nor Gen. Jim Jones, nor Gen. Wes Clark, nor Jim Webb. These warriors – and so many others – strongly oppose the use of torture. They were willing to die to protect America. It is insulting for a doughy draft dodger like Mr. Cheney to suggest they would endanger us today.

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May 13, 2009 - Posted by | Rant | , , , , , , , ,

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