Dick Cheney is a war criminal. He belongs in prison.
“I was a big supporter of waterboarding,” Cheney crowed Sunday, on ABC’s “This Week,”
adding, “I was a big supporter of the enhanced interrogation techniques … ”
“There is not a court in the United States or in the world that does not consider waterboarding torture. The Red Cross certainly does, and it’s the governing body in international law. It is certainly torture according to the UN Convention on Torture and the Geneva Conventions. The British government, America’s closest Western ally, certainly believes it is torture. No legal authority of any type in the U.S. or the world has ever doubted that waterboarding is torture. To have subjected an individual to waterboarding once is torture under U.S. and international law. To subject someone to it 183 times is so categorically torture is it almost absurd to even write this sentence.”
So, what do we do with this information? The former Number Two Honcho in the United States of America has bragged, in public, that the torture buck stopped, or at least paused long enough to be fondled, on his desk.
Here’s what we do with that information: We throw Dick Cheney in prison.