All Articles on Dick Cheney

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What Captain America Has to Say About the NSA
SPOILER WARNING: This post discusses major plot points of the new Captain America movie. What is patriotism? Is it doing what the government says, or is it doing what you believe is true to the Constitution and American values? "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" – currently the No. 1 movie in...
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The U.S. bombing of Baghdad in 2003. (File) Views
Boston and Baghdad
Greater Boston and its citizens are the focus of media attention in recognition of the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings that took three innocent lives and injured over 264 people, some of them severely. City leaders praised the heroism of the first responders and the deepened...
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Waterboarding Cheney
Dick Cheney, that "towering combination of inhumanity and cowardice," recently crawled out of his cave to declare that what any sentient being would call torture in fact "wasn't torture" and besides, “If I would have to do it all over again, I would” - a defense of, yes, torture many bridges too...
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The CIA and the ‘Cult of Intelligence’ Will Manage to Keep Vast Majority of Senate Torture Report Secret
Why is it that the public will likely never get to read much of a major investigative report the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence produced on the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation program—a program that included torture? Thursday, the Senate intelligence committee voted to...
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CIA Whistleblower and the Torture Report
On April 3, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to declassify the executive summary and conclusions of a report detailing the CIA’s use of torture. When the Torture Report is finally released, after going through the CIA for redaction, it will undoubtedly confirm the 2007 revelations about CIA...
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Amid Senate Skirmish, Obama Continues to Shield CIA and Bush-era Torture
White House still refusing to hand over key documents about CIA torture to Senate investigative panel
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America vs. the World
The word imperialism fell into disuse in recent decades. If it seems slightly retro, that is only because there aren’t enough Americans committed to telling the ugly truth about their government. During the Cold War era we were told that communism increased in influence via a domino effect,...
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Absolutely Dangerous: More War, Less Food for the Hungry
War criminal, five-time draft dodger, defense industry profiteer and venal fear-mongering excuse for a human being Dick Cheney crawled out from his cave recently to tell Fox News that Obama's plans to cut the military budget are "over the top" because now how will the U.S. dominate the world and...
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Clapper Reads From the Bush/Cheney/Nixon Playbook to Fear-Monger Over Transparency
James Clapper, President Obama’s top national security official, is probably best known for having been caught lying outright to Congress about NSA activities, behavior which (as some baseball players found out ) happens to be a felony under federal law . But – like torturers and Wall Street...
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In the Darkness of Dick Cheney
(or The Smile of Secret Power)
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