Monday, February 15, 2010

Hey, Dick !

First of all, I want to say that I appreciate Dick Cheney supporting repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

As for the other stuff he said this weekend :

1) I'm really tired of pundits on the Right forgetting their history. The "Underwear Bomber" hasn't been treated any differently than the "Shoe Bomber" was under the Bush administration, so either Obama is right for the way he's handling it now or you were wrong then. Which is it ?

2) Refusing to torture people doesn't make Obama weak on terror. It would be nice if things worked in the real world the way they do on "24", but they don't. In real life, innocent people are tortured. And it's not as if torturing those who aren't innocent accomplishes anything. Someone who is being tortured will say anything to get the torture to stop. Most importantly, regardless of the effectiveness of torture, America is supposed to be better than that. It makes it hard for us to hold ourselves up as an example for the rest of the world if we torture. Even worse, it makes it pretty much impossible for us to complain if any of our citizens are tortured overseas. Torture is wrong, period. Furthermore, even if you sincerely believe that this administration is weak on terror, do you really think broadcasting that to all the potential terrorists out there is a good thing ?

Frankly, Mr. Cheney, if you're this interested in still being involved in politics, I wish you would go about it the same way you did while you were Vice-President. Go to your "undisclosed secure location" and SHUT THE HELL UP !

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