Saturday, April 12, 2008

What Makes Dick Smile?

The "media" just got wind of a whitehouse.gov picture of Dick from August 2005 with "reflections" in his shades? Slow news week? No, proof that Bush authorized torture is also a topic but not in the MSM.
Quickly! Change the subject! Let's just make shit up instead, eh? CNN "heads" on the boob tube have speculated that the reflection is of a naked woman...sick bastards.
Dick

Sources: Top Bush Advisors Approved 'Enhanced Interrogation'
the Principals Committee included Vice President Cheney, former National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Colin Powell, as well as CIA Director George Tenet and Attorney General John Ashcroft.

Memo: Laws Didn't Apply to Interrogators
Justice Dept. Official in 2003 Said President's Wartime Authority Trumped Many Statutes
Sent to the Pentagon's general counsel on March 14, 2003, by John C. Yoo, then a deputy in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, the memo provides an expansive argument for nearly unfettered presidential power in a time of war. It contends that numerous laws and treaties forbidding torture or cruel treatment should not apply to U.S. interrogations in foreign lands because of the president's inherent wartime powers.

"If a government defendant were to harm an enemy combatant during an interrogation in a manner that might arguably violate a criminal prohibition, he would be doing so in order to prevent further attacks on the United States by the al Qaeda terrorist network," Yoo wrote. "In that case, we believe that he could argue that the executive branch's constitutional authority to protect the nation from attack justified his actions."


Torture Okay by Yoo

In explaining the Unitary executive theory, Yoo made the following statements during a December 1, 2005, debate in Chicago, Illinois, with Notre Dame Law School Professor Doug Cassel:

Cassel: If the President deems that he’s got to torture somebody, including by crushing the testicles of the person’s child, there is no law that can stop him?
Yoo: No treaty.
Cassel: Also no law by Congress. That is what you wrote in the August 2002 memo.
Yoo: I think it depends on why the President thinks he needs to do that.[12]


Video footage of abuse in Abu Ghraib

Besides, we know what really makes Dick happy...angling for nukes.
Cheney's Glasses

Dick's Glasses Wyoming

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