On Tuesday, former Vice President Richard "Dick" Cheney published his memoirs, "In My Time." We thought it might be instructive to examine some of the claims he makes in his memoirs and see how well they stack up against established facts.
Many religions believe in a compassionate God, and that all humans are children of God. When most of us would shudder just thinking about our child being tortured, how can we justify the brutalization of God's sons and daughters?
How noble an enterprise, creating "second chance brigades" for those who found themselves too busy promoting wars to serve in them when they were young. Congress might want to name the program after a figure who inspires us all: the Cheney brigades.
In retrospect, it may become more apparent that the real aberration of the Bush years lay not in torture policies per se, but in the president's order that the CIA should operate its own torture prisons.
As recently as two weeks ago, Cheney was still banging the drum about Saddam's "known ties to Mideast terrorists." His ongoing Forget Everything I Ever Told You Tour is historical revisionism at its most despicable.