Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support
Fake Foley Blogger Lane Hudson: "I hate negative advertising" | Main | South Park "Shocks" By Including Stingray-Stabbed Steve Irwin In Hell
October 27, 2006

Cheney Supports Water-Boarding In Radio Interview; Snow Denies

I love Tony Snow, but he's spinning absurdly here.

Dick Cheney supports water-boarding. And bless 'im for having the stones to say so. (Points deducted for being disingenuous about that now, but there are some things you're not supposed to say, "I support water-boarding" high on the list.)

The White House said Friday that Vice President Dick Cheney was not talking about a torture technique known as "water boarding" when he said dunking terrorism suspects in water during questioning was a "no-brainer."

Human rights groups said Cheney's comments amounted to an endorsement of water boarding, in which the victim believes he is about to drown.

"You know as a matter of common sense that the vice president of the United States is not going to be talking about water boarding. Never would, never does, never will," presidential spokesman Tony Snow said. "You think Dick Cheney's going to slip up on something like this? No, come on.

The vice president replied, "Well, it's a no-brainer for me but for a while there I was criticized as being the vice president for torture. We don't torture. That's not what we're involved in."

Peppered with questions about the remarks, Snow said Cheney did not interpret the question as referring to water boarding and the vice president did not make any comments about water boarding. He said the question put to Cheney was loosely worded.

The administration has repeatedly refused to say which techniques they believe are permitted under the new law. Asked to define a dunk in water, Snow said, "It's a dunk in the water."

A media whore tried to be funny by saying that Dick Cheney wouldn't "slip up" about something like this the same way he wouldn't "slip up" and shoot a guy in the face. Ha, ha.

The media is of course all a-flutter and in full conniptions about this. I wish Cheney and Snow would stop being disingenuous and say, "Fuck yeah, I support the water-boarding of confirmed murderer and terrorist leader Khalid Sheik Mohammad. It saved lives. Any of you gutless pansies got a problem with that? How many lives would you trade, exactly, in exchange for Khalid Sheik Mohammad's personal comfort?"

It also occurs to me that the media only asks questions on this issue from the left. They never ask what I'd like to see asked -- if water-boarding was so effective as claimed, why is this useful tool apparently now ruled out of bounds by the compromise with the McCain Faction? Is the White House willing to trade innocent American life to appease Republican Faint-Hearts?

No one asks that, though, now do they?

Fair and balanced, baby. Objective and neutral. Asking all the tough questions from every political direction, without favor or prejudice.


digg this
posted by Ace at 01:38 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Lizzy: ">>Secret Service Director: 'It's Difficult T ..."

broseidon king of the brocean: ""250 Briefings? Come on man, we talkin about brief ..."

The Great White Snark: "About the doctor who antifreezed her lover: "De ..."

willow: "I really don't expect an elected President to know ..."

Romney, Bonehead, and McConnel: " I daresay the nation will be shirking it's duty ..."

Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP : ">>>>Just look forward to the fun we'll have throwi ..."

Weak Geek: "Ace (all bow to the greatness) said: But I alwa ..."

L, elle: "C'mon Ace. Give us a nood. You're letting Barky l ..."

blaster: "I just heard an NRCC ad taking a Democrat to task ..."

alexthechick - Team Ebola Zombie: "Question, for some reason I have in my head that t ..."

broseidon king of the brocean: "The President treats vital intelligence informatio ..."

wrg500: "I would like to know IF his briefing time interfer ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64