Sunday, April 26, 2009

Maddow: Cheney's Defence is, "it isn't torture if it works."

It's an extraordinary defence as it simply makes no sense. Cheney is blatantly panicking. And with good reason.

66% of US citizens, according to a recent poll think that the US should abide by the international law that “governments should never use physical torture,” while 29% found that standard “too restrictive.”

A substantial proportion of the American public want investigation and/or prosecution of the Bush regime for this torture programme. The only question now is whether or not the Obama administration have the stomach for it.

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