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posted at 10:00 pm on August 30, 2009 by Allahpundit

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I heart Dick Cheney. I can’t wait for his daughter to ramp things up in a few years.

Mojave Mark on August 31, 2009 at 1:07 AM

Something else that shows typical liberal hypocrisy and how this is about politics and not ethics is the fact that this investigation is only being carried out against our intel services working during the Bush administration.

The Clinton administration embraced what is being called “torture” now.

Why no investigation of the democratic President:

Audio: Clinton endorses “torture” in special cases; Update: World opinion opposes “torture”

posted at 12:30 am on October 19, 2006 by Allahpundit
http://hotair.com/archives/2006/10/19/audio-clinton-endorses-torture-in-special-cases/
Tonight? Yesterday?
Last month, on NPR.
You didn’t hear about it? Neither did I. Nor did Captain Ed, who’s worth reading in full:

Bill Clinton’s party screamed loud and long about how the [detainee] bill enabled torture and departed from the Geneva Conventions. Russ Feingold described this legislation as “a stain” on our history, one we would regret, and soon. Yet none of these Democrats had anything to say when their last occupant of the White House not only endorsed torture but also a protocol for covering one’s butt after the fact.

Three minutes. The best part is at the very end, where Billy Jeff chuckles at the notion that anyone would oppose torture in a true ticking bomb situation. Reality-based, our BJ is.



Senator Chuck Schumer:

Sen. Chuck Schumer in 2004:
I think there are probably very few people in this room or in America who would say that torture should never ever be used, particularly if thousands of lives are at stake. . . . It is easy to sit back in the armchair and say that torture can never be used, but when you are in the foxhole it is a very different deal. And I respect, I think we all respect the fact that the President is in the foxhole every day.

Apparently the “foxhole” that Schumer is talking about turned into a “rabbit hole” as far as his and his constituents memories concerning EIT’s.

Here’s the left’s darling on international affairs after Bush fired him for being an absolute failure in protecting this country:

According to Clinton administration official Richard Clarke:

“ ‘extraordinary renditions’, were operations to apprehend terrorists abroad, usually without the knowledge of and almost always without public acknowledgment of the host government…. The first time I proposed a snatch, in 1993, the White House Counsel, Lloyd Cutler, demanded a meeting with the President to explain how it violated international law. Clinton had seemed to be siding with Cutler until Al Gore belatedly joined the meeting, having just flown overnight from South Africa. Clinton recapped the arguments on both sides for Gore: “Lloyd says this. Dick says that. Gore laughed and said, ‘That’s a no-brainer. Of course it’s a violation of international law, that’s why it’s a covert action. The guy is a terrorist. Go grab his ass.’”

So when Gore was yelling at the top of his lungs about how “Bush betrayed this country!!!”,he apparently and conveniently forgot his total disregard for American and International law.

More torture while the democrats were in charge:

CIA-backed team used brutal means to break up terrorist cell in Albania

Officials call operation one of the agency’s great successes

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1006205820963585440.html

By Andrew Higgins and Christopher Cooper
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Attiya later told his lawyer, Hafez Abu-Saada, that while being questioned,
he was subjected to electrical shocks to his genitals, suspended by his
limbs, dragged on his face, and made to stand for hours in a cell, with
filthy water up to his knees. Abu-Saada, who represented all five members
of the Tirana cell, subsequently recorded their complaints in a published
report.

Tirana was Naggar. He was nabbed in July 1998 by SHIK on
a road outside of town. He, too, was blindfolded and spirited home on a
CIA plane. In complaints in his confession and to his defense lawyer,
Abu-Saada, Naggar said his Egyptian interrogators regularly applied
electrical shocks to his nipples and pe##s.


Good thing nobody was blowing cigar smoke in their faces and keeping them up past their bedtime.

Why does Clinton get a pass by the morally self righteous crowd that wants justice for these crimes against humanity.

If liberals really cared so much about “truth” and “justice”,they would want justice for all….. if they really cared.

Baxter Greene on August 31, 2009 at 1:07 AM

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b2f_1250885515

canopfor on August 30, 2009 at 11:34 PM
Thanks very much for posting that.

Loxodonta on August 31, 2009 at 12:20 AM

Loxodonta: Your very welcome Lox!:)

Okay,I’m definitely going to assault my pillow,
er,fluff it up,I mean,hehe:)

canopfor on August 31, 2009 at 1:11 AM

Loxodonta on August 31, 2009 at 12:55 AM
Nope, I’m up here.

FontanaConservative on August 31, 2009 at 1:11 AM

looking forward to 9/12 in DC

Baxter Greene on August 31, 2009 at 12:02 AM

Watch for the covert Marxists among you.

faraway on August 31, 2009 at 12:07 AM

Thanks for the heads up.

Will be ready for Acorn and the Unions.

Baxter Greene on August 31, 2009 at 1:11 AM

..hey!

blatantblue on August 30, 2009 at 10:22 PM

Hi BB! :-)

AsianGirlInTights on August 31, 2009 at 1:15 AM

FontanaConservative on August 31, 2009 at 1:11 AM

You’re a naughty boy, aren’t you ;-)

AsianGirlInTights on August 31, 2009 at 1:49 AM

Best thing we could do is get the warcrimes trial, and catch Bush and Cheney so we can get rid of the neocons so that a reasonable GOP party can take shape for the coming elections. That way we can destroy the empire, end the occupations, end the war on terror, defund the bases, etc, and we can get rid of NATO finally too.

Also bring the torturers to justice is important.

Spathi on August 31, 2009 at 1:51 AM

…, end the war on terror,..

Spathi on August 31, 2009 at 1:51 AM

You forgot the /s tag for ‘stupid’

AsianGirlInTights on August 31, 2009 at 1:56 AM

I also hope the Cheney’s are talking to the Palins.

What a ticket that would make.

Kini on August 31, 2009 at 12:02 AM

I did notice that Cheney said he’d recently taken an “Alaskan cruise….” Hmmmmm…….

When President Bush picked Cheney, I remember Rush playing the chorus of MSM reporters attributing the pick to Bush’s need to pick someone with “gravitas” to the position, as if Bush himself was such a dunce and needed the cover. I was annoyed over it at the time, but every time I hear Cheney interviewed, I have to admit, he is the living definition of the word. I am literally compelled to listen or read the entirety of any interview of his I come across, due to his ability to be clear, concise, LOGICAL, reasoned and measured. He is literally a godsend, and I love him.

God bless you, Mr. Cheney, and increase your influence.

theotherone on August 31, 2009 at 2:07 AM

Wow…are some of these comments a joke? “Catch Bush/Cheney?” Catch?
Is this America or are this another country where the new administration takes over and punishes the administration before him and all his critics?!

Belondy on August 31, 2009 at 2:08 AM

Spathi on August 31, 2009 at 1:51 AM

You forgot the /s tag for ’stupid’

AsianGirlInTights on August 31, 2009 at 1:56 AM

You forgot the “A” tag for ‘asinine’ comes first, then the “S” tag for ‘stupid,’ another “S” tag for “sick,” and then the “HA” for Hot Air, and the “T” for ‘troll.’

Loxodonta on August 31, 2009 at 2:14 AM

Loxodonta on August 31, 2009 at 2:14 AM

What kind of ASSHAT thinks the War on Terror should be ended? Stupid beyond belief, and obviously never had any experience with the real world.

AsianGirlInTights on August 31, 2009 at 2:18 AM

You forgot the “A” tag for ‘asinine’ comes first, then the “S” tag for ’stupid,’ another “S” tag for “sick,” and then the “HA” for Hot Air, and the “T” for ‘troll.’

Loxodonta on August 31, 2009 at 2:14 AM

You mean the correct syntax is /a/s/s/HA/t? That seems right.

AsianGirlInTights on August 31, 2009 at 2:24 AM

Spathi on August 31, 2009 at 1:51 AM

Wild guess: you supported the Ron Paul REVOlution last year, am I right?

TheQuestion on August 31, 2009 at 2:51 AM

You mean the correct syntax is /a/s/s/HA/t?

AsianGirlInTights on August 31, 2009 at 2:24 AM

Careful now. Only liberal democrats support syntaxes.

Loxodonta on August 31, 2009 at 2:54 AM

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b2f_1250885515

canopfor on August 30, 2009 at 11:34 PM
Thanks very much for posting that.

Loxodonta on August 31, 2009 at 12:20 AM

+7%…….

Seven Percent Solution on August 31, 2009 at 2:56 AM

That way we can destroy the empire, end the occupations, end the war on terror, defund the bases, etc, and we can get rid of NATO finally too.

Also bring the torturers to justice is important.

Spathi on August 31, 2009 at 1:51 AM

I ‘m not sure if your secret crush who is disgracing the WH , plans to go in the direction of your desires. In fact he is doing what Bush did in Iraq.Ofcourse we won’t see such newsitems here, so plz check this out, ALL of it.

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/04-us-plans-imperial-presence-qs-10

macncheez on August 31, 2009 at 3:11 AM

Cheney is no person to support either

PrezHussein on August 31, 2009 at 3:46 AM

Cheney is no person to support either

PrezHussein on August 31, 2009 at 3:46 AM

Because…?

AsianGirlInTights on August 31, 2009 at 3:53 AM

Because…?

AsianGirlInTights on August 31, 2009 at 3:53 AM

‘Prez’ is a 1-post-and-run pussy. Don’t expect a response.

DarkCurrent on August 31, 2009 at 4:16 AM

Because…?

AsianGirlInTights on August 31, 2009 at 3:53 AM

‘Prez’ usually only has courage enough for one comment before she runs. Don’t be waiting up for a response.

DarkCurrent on August 31, 2009 at 4:20 AM

I love Dick Cheney. He’s exactly what this country needs.

God Bless you Mr. Cheney! Keep doing what you’re doing!

SueM on August 31, 2009 at 5:37 AM

May I just observe that I’d much rather have a vice-president of the United States whose wife is writing a biography of a great man who helped found this remarkable country than to have a president whose wife says nothing about America ever made her proud until her husband won the Wisconsin primary.

radjah shelduck on August 31, 2009 at 6:44 AM

Where do I get the ‘Not a Fan’ t-shirts?

Urban Infidel on August 31, 2009 at 6:46 AM

“The fact we’ve gone for eight years without another attack…how do you explain that?”

We are under attack now…

jbtripp on August 31, 2009 at 6:49 AM

I always felt secure with Cheney around. He is just so much more professional than the political thugs we have running things now. That is how I feel about it anyway.

Terrye on August 31, 2009 at 7:00 AM

Beautifully said, Mr Cheney.

di butler on August 31, 2009 at 7:00 AM

I had hoped Cheney would say something like: “The president needs to understand that he will not always be in office. By setting this precedent, he exposes members of his own administration to the same sort of second guessing by whomever replaces him.”

Kafir on August 31, 2009 at 7:01 AM

I could of called an interview on this topic months ago. Obama is a punk and a wimp, and the world knows it.

Jeff from WI on August 31, 2009 at 7:11 AM

I felt so much more safe when Bush/Cheney was in charge!

Frances on August 31, 2009 at 7:26 AM

Cheney sought to secure our nation . . . Obama seeks to destroy it.

rplat on August 31, 2009 at 7:40 AM

Thanks for the offer, Houston Right. Can’t go this year, though.

blatantblue on August 31, 2009 at 7:42 AM

Also bring the torturers to justice is important.

Spathi on August 31, 2009 at 1:51 AM

I understand, people like Pelosi agreed and supported these actions, we should hold her accountable…the leaders are to be judged first.
The senate committees are the ones who gave the stamp of approval.
Good for you pointing out how Pelosi is a war criminal, along with Reid and the rest of the majority party at the time.
About 45 dems are complicit…

right2bright on August 31, 2009 at 7:43 AM

For whats going on Terrorist wise,when the US was under
Reagan,Bush Sr.,Bush Jr. the world was a lot safer,and
those countries knew it!!

Any stupid acts,or provacation from hostile nations like
Iran,NK,and a Republican lead Administration would reign
down with the US Military!!

And thats what keeps the axis nations of evil from making
a catostrophic mistake!!

On the otherhand,Team Obama has been apologizing to Terror
ist countries as well as appeasment,at the cost of ally
nations,like Israel!!

And I think Cheney’s message is,the US is standing down for
four more years under a Liberal Administration,so while the
US is taking a vacation from terrorism,

it allows the Jihadys to plan,plot,regroup,and re-arm!!!!!

canopfor on August 31, 2009 at 7:46 AM

Ditto Mr. VP.

Ditto

ted c on August 31, 2009 at 8:06 AM

The Obama administration appears to be inept, incompetent and even corrupt in their non-pursuit of the GWOT. To counteract that obvious ineptitude, they seek to prosecute the previous administration for going too far. This will make their behavior look “just right” by comparison.
They are counting on the same idiot 52% that voted for him to support him in this. I believe that ship has sailed and many of the idiots are waking up and wising up. I have no numbers on this but I believe all those who opposed him in the past still oppose him today. He has won over nobody and even many of the brown-nose punditry are abandoning (or at least questioning) him. He can only appease the hardest left and he owns them anyway.

SKYFOX on August 31, 2009 at 8:06 AM

Andy wasn’t really impressed…?

Neither was Mc…

Sen. John McCain insisted on Sunday that the use of torture on terrorism suspects violated international law, didn’t work, and actually helped al Qaeda recruit additional members…”

Different strokes for different folks…

Geezer on August 31, 2009 at 8:08 AM

God bless Dick Cheney.

If only he had been Prez 2004-2008, I highly doubt we’d be in our current powerlessness, barely handing on to founding principles.

petefrt on August 31, 2009 at 8:30 AM

I felt so much more safe when Bush/Cheney was in charge!

Frances on August 31, 2009 at 7:26 AM

Good instincts, that’s because you WERE safer. You’ll always be in more danger with a spineless Democrat in charge.

Jeff from WI on August 31, 2009 at 8:34 AM

“I have serious doubts that he will do what needs to be done to defend the nation.”

Vote of no confidence from the VP. He won this argument 2 months ago and now the AG either brought it back up by his own accord, or with the POTUS’ willing complicity. Either way, it speaks volumes of the (lack of) leadership that encapsulates the target now frozen in the White House. He is increasingly marginalized, will now be largely ridiculed. He will try to play the race card in his own defense and will largely fail.

And freedom and liberty will prevail.

ted c on August 31, 2009 at 8:48 AM

Dick Cheney has widom and courange, something the dems know nothing about. Remember we’ll have to fight for the vote in 2010, Obama’s thugs will be on the scene. The libs will do anything to keep their power. Be prepared for serious thuggery.

texanpride on August 31, 2009 at 8:54 AM

And freedom and liberty will prevail.

ted c on August 31, 2009 at 8:48 AM

Now, now Ted. The Reich Chancellor will have none of that. It’s reeducation for you, my friend.

SKYFOX on August 31, 2009 at 8:59 AM

WALLACE: There is a question I have wanted to ask you for some period of time. Why didn’t your Administration take out the Iranian nuclear program, given what a threat I know you believe it was, given the fact that you knew that Barack Obama favored, not only diplomatic engagement, but actually sitting down with the Iranians, why would you leave it to him to make this decision?

CHENEY: It was not my decision to make.

WALLACE: Would you have favored military action?

CHENEY: I was probably a bigger advocate of military action than any of my colleagues.

Looks like Cheney is quite prepared to be forthcoming. Should be a book that shows Cheney’s willingness to take the fight to the enemy, contrasted with our current obeisant “leadership.”

I understand Bush II had to work toward the center at times, but I think a more Cheneyesque foreign policy would have been more effective. IMO.

cs89 on August 31, 2009 at 9:07 AM

“The fact we’ve gone for eight years without another attack…how do you explain that?”

We are under attack now…

jbtripp on August 31, 2009 at 6:49 AM

.
America is being attacked by a domestic terrorist and he resides in the WH.

Dasher on August 31, 2009 at 9:21 AM

I so look forward to his book. It’s already a bestseller and hasn’t even been edited yet…

ted c on August 31, 2009 at 9:21 AM

Dick Cheney/John Bolton 2012.

“Kicking A$$, for America’s sake!”

Now THAT’S change I can believe in!

realityunwound on August 31, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Me either.

bigjack on August 31, 2009 at 9:38 AM

History has a funny way of proving that strong leadership always works…the reverse is also true.

d1carter on August 30, 2009 at 10:10 PM

Great bumper sticker, but I’m afraid that 52% of the population driving cars, wouldn’t understand it….

lovingmyUSA on August 31, 2009 at 10:25 AM

God I love Dick Cheney.

ace tomato on August 31, 2009 at 10:27 AM

I love Dick.

Aquateen Hungerforce on August 30, 2009 at 10:04 PM

That you Barney Fwank.

Geochelone on August 30, 2009 at 10:14 PM

GREAT, now I have to clean off my keyboard–again!

lovingmyUSA on August 31, 2009 at 10:27 AM

I heart Dick Cheney. I can’t wait for his daughter to ramp things up in a few years.

Mojave Mark on August 31, 2009 at 1:07 AM

Me too. Always had only respect and admiration for this man, who obviously loves his country and everything it represents. And so classy – I’m not a fan.

Watching this admin pull out the “we’re gonna’ get Bush and Cheney” card every couple months will eventually get old even for code pinkers. It’s like the Romans throwing Christians to the lions at “free family day” at the Coliseum – just grisly entertainment that serves no purpose. Can they possibly stretch this out for three more years?

gopmom on August 31, 2009 at 10:52 AM

I watched the entire WoodStock Festival,
and since it was a peaceful event against
the VNam War,I was shocked to learn that
the US Army flew in medical supplies,and
I thought,just WOW,right on!!
canopfor on August 31, 2009 at 12:08 AM

Woodstock happened when I was 19–I have a feeling 9/12will be the next “WOODSTOCK”!

lovingmyUSA on August 31, 2009 at 10:53 AM

I’d fight for Dick Cheney any time;
If he gets subjected to Obamunizm and gets indicted by the Communist Congress, he can say that he took an oath to uphold the Constitution of The United States and he doesn’t have to make any statements otherwise.

Cybergeezer on August 31, 2009 at 11:17 AM

I love Cheney; he doesn’t suffer fools gladly.

beachgirlusa on August 31, 2009 at 11:19 AM

Someone might make a small fortune by quoting from Christina Crawford’s Mommie Dearest book, “Because I am not one of your faaans!”, line, underneath (or on the backside) of a photo of Obama.

Other possible tshirt ideas:
He went to Martha’s Vineyard and all I got was a socialist health plan;

or

Obama went to Martha’s Vineyard and all we got was a Dead Kennedy.

eaglewingz08 on August 31, 2009 at 11:54 AM

We will know that Obama was sane if just days before palin takes office he pardons everyone in his administration and leaves a pardon for himself just needing Biden’s signature on the desk in the Oval Office.

Slowburn on August 31, 2009 at 12:10 PM

ya know, here I thought I was the only one in the world who really loved Cheney. I wish he were healthy enough to run for office. I think a Cheney/Palin ticket would seriously rock (and would bring her up to speed right fast). Debate candy would be a Cheney v. Obama bout …. yummers!

WraithRat on August 31, 2009 at 12:27 PM

Someone shoulda told Barry you don’t piss off the Sith Lord.

Iblis on August 31, 2009 at 1:21 PM

It’s unsurprising Cheney thinks the President is the “chief law enforcement officer in the administration,” considering he’s confused regarding which branch of government he belonged to as Vice President. Overriding any desires the President might have is a concept Cheney finds hard to grasp: rule of law.

Opening a criminal investigation is something Holder “has come reluctantly to consider,” the Justice Department official said, emphasizing that Holder had not reached a final decision but noting that, “as attorney general, he has the obligation to follow the law.”

According to a WaPo article, Khalid Sheik Mohammed told interrogators:

After the Sept. 11 attacks, his “overriding priority” was to strike the United States, but that he “realized that a follow-on attack would be difficult because of security measures.” Most of the plots, as a result, were “opportunistic and limited.”

There’s your answer to why there were no more attacks, Dick. Not your aggression in the Middle East.

Constantine on August 31, 2009 at 3:51 PM

You only need two words to completely discredit Eric Holder – Marc Rich! If the left doesn’t think that is so bad, “Scooter” Libby was Marc Rich’s lawyer for many years. Go ahead, fit those square pegs without causing everyone to roll their eyes! Why the Democrats supported Eric Holder is beyond reason and makes no political sense. The Republicans should always refer to him as Eric Holder of Marc Rich fame.

JGsez on August 31, 2009 at 8:57 PM

I can’t say that I am particularly a fan of ‘Bama either.

Heftyjo on August 31, 2009 at 10:20 PM

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