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Saying No to Torture

Rebecca Gordon | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics
Rebecca Gordon

Why was it again that, as President Obama said, "we tortured some folks" after the 9/11 attacks? Because apparently everyone knows that being afraid gives you moral license to do whatever you need to do to keep yourself safe.

Anti-Torture Protesters Arrested At Dick Cheney's House

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics

(Adds names of those arrested) WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Two protesters were arrested at the McLean, Virginia, home of former Vic...

Torture Report: America Conducts a Moral Reckoning. Next, Moral Repair?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Mr. Obama, in ruling out prosecution for torture, may have thought he spared us bother, but actually he did us harm. By casting accountability into limbo, he makes possible government-sponsored torture in the future and prevents America from recovering the thing most precious: our good name.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Americans Are Less Comfortable Than Dick Cheney With The CIA's Wrongful Detentions | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

Most Americans agree with former Vice President Dick Cheney's sentiments on the CIA's post-9/11 detention program: "Bad guys who got out and released"...

Cheney's Good Old Days

Mike Smith | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Mike Smith


Glenn Greenwald: Dick Cheney Belongs 'At The Hague Or In A Federal Prison'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.19.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Glenn Greenwald responded to Dick Cheney's recent "Meet The Press" appearance on HuffPost Live on Thursday with a blistering critique that indicted bo...

Abolishing the CIA

Robert Koehler | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The abolition of the CIA could be a conscious step in tearing our government out of the grip of the war consensus -- this unelected force that feeds on perpetual global mistrust and hatred, the exact opposite of what true security requires.

Pakistan and the Tragedy of Our Time

Ethan Casey | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Moral and intellectual clarity about the world we live in are not compatible with self-exculpating glibness. Our adversaries' wrongness does not mean we are in the right. The substance of the terrorists' victory lies exactly in their success in having persuaded Western societies to empower our own authoritarian regimes.

Dick Cheney's Misleading Torture Spin | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Summary Former Vice President Dick Cheney offered a spirited defense of CIA interrog...

Stewart: Dick Cheney's Mind Is 'The Scariest F--king Place In The Universe'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 12.16.2014 | Comedy

It was a rare moment on "The Daily Show" Monday night as host Jon Stewart offered a heartfelt thank-you to former President George W. Bush. "Thank...

Cheney: Wrong on Iraq, Right on Torture?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Former U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney was surprisingly persuasive in an emotionally charged Meet the Press appearance Sunday morning. All those Howar...

Matt Sledge

Washington Closes Ranks On Torture Report | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

Less than a week after the release of the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's wide-ranging report on the CIA's torture program, o...

Dick Cheney Would Torture Again

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

Dick Cheney gave an unflinching defense of he CIA's post-9/11 torture program on "Meet the Press" on Sunday, dismissing criticisms of the program's fo...

'Meet The Press' Books Dick Cheney To Talk Torture Report

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.12.2014 | Media

Former Vice President Dick Cheney will join Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" this Sunday to discuss the Senate Intelligence Committee's recently-release...

How the Report on Torture Misses the Point

Dylan Brody | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Dylan Brody

All of this back and forth over whether or not torture is effective (it's not), whether it protected us from terrorist attacks (it did not), whether it led us to the hiding place of Osama Bin Laden (it did not) means nothing.

Dick Cheney: Torture Report Is 'Full Of Crap'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said that the the torture report released Tuesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee was "full of crap," during an...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Bush Officials Step Up To Blast Torture Report Before It's Out | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For Democrats with the Senate Intelligence Committee, releasing a summary of their report on the CIA's post-9/11 enhanced interrogation ...

Cheney: 'I've Got To Defend My Point Of View,' Even If I'm Using Disputed Facts To Do It

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney proved he won't stop defending his beliefs, even if they've been proved untrue in the past. During an appearance ...

Still Living With Jack Bauer in a Terrified New American World

Rebecca Gordon | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Gordon

Once upon a time, if a character on TV or in a movie tortured someone, it was a sure sign that he was a bad guy. Now, the torturers are the all-American heroes. We're not only living in a post-9/11 world, we're stuck with Jack Bauer in the 25th hour.

Empire's Age-Old Aim: Wealth and Power

Lawrence B. Wilkerson | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Lawrence B. Wilkerson

Our constant rhetoric -- particularly from Washington -- asserts that we have made progress since the colonialism of King Leopold in the Congo. International criminal justice and human rights are pursued with relish, are they not? Not according to the example of Richard Bruce Cheney.

Bush-Painting Boarding

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

bush paintings

Liz Cheney: Nancy Pelosi's 'Spine Doesn't Seem To Reach Her Brain'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Liz Cheney on Tuesday countered House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) criticism of her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, claiming t...

Watch Jon Stewart Go 'Back To The Torture'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.08.2014 | Comedy

Former Vice President Dick Cheney recently resurfaced to again deny that the Bush Administration engaged in torture, and defend controversial practice...

Senator Thinks Cheney Should Try Waterboarding 'If He Doesn't Think That Was Torture'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) said Sunday that former Vice President Dick Cheney should give waterboarding a try himself if he doesn't believe the interro...

Cheney On Torture: 'If I Would Have To Do It All Over Again, I Would'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney revealed he has no regrets about the Bush administration's use of enhanced interrogation techniques like waterboardi...