All Articles on Dick Cheney

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Calls for 'Torture Team' Prosecutions Persist as Cheney Brags "I'd Do It Again"
'There is an almost criminal gang in our government's security agencies which is not subject to democratic accountability of any kind.'
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Those Who Approved Torture Shouldn’t Be Above the Law
The Senate report released last week makes clear that the CIA tortured more men, and far more brutally, than anyone outside the intelligence community previously understood. Given the report’s findings, the attorney general should appoint a special prosecutor who can conduct a comprehensive...
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Torture Report Raises Hopes, Offers Ammo for Bush & Co. Prosecutions
Those who torture 'cannot simply be granted impunity because of political expediency.'
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The US's Story of Torture Doesn't Have to End With Impunity
After five long years of investigation, declassification, and redaction – not to mention outright obstruction by the CIA – the Senate Intelligence Committee today shone more light on CIA torture and made a historic and necessary contribution to public scrutiny, debate, and our nation's values. The...
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Stop Believing the Lies: America Tortured More Than 'Some Folks' – and Covered It Up
It wasn’t that bad, we’ve been told, over and over again, for more than a decade. “We only waterboarded three people” goes the line American officials have been force-feeding the world for years. “We tortured some folks,” Barack Obama admitted recently, still downplaying war crimes committed in...
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In This ‘Gut Check’ Moment, It’s Time to Reject Cheneyism
The Senate Intelligence Committee had to release the details on its multi-year investigation into how, under George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, the Central Intelligence Agency employed tactics that the world understands as torture. To hide the findings of what the 500-plus page summary of the report...
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Why the Founding Fathers Thought Banning Torture Foundational to the US Constitution
I have argued on many occasions that the language of patriotism and appeal to the Founding Fathers and the constitution must not be allowed to be appropriated by the political right wing in contemporary America, since for the most part right wing principles (privileging religion, exaltation of ‘...
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Tomas Young’s Last Letter to Bush, Cheney
The courageous journey of seriously wounded Iraq War veteran, Tomas Young, ended this past Monday, nearly eleven years after he was ambushed in a wholly exposed military truck. He passed away in Seattle while being lovingly cared for by his wife Claudia. Tomas did not go quietly, despite his being...
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The Last Letter
A Message to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney From a Dying Veteran
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Cheney’s Legacy: Honesty Still in Short Supply
As the world marks the centennial of World War I, the guns of August are again being oiled by comfortable politicians and the fawning corporate media, both bereft of any sense of history. And that includes much more recent history, namely the deceitful campaign that ended up bringing destruction to...
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