Cheney Speaks: Two More Weeks of Winter

Former vice president Dick Cheney refuses to fade into the abyss like normal ousted leaders do. This should come as no surprise, as the former vice president also refuses to follow other traditional rules, such as only coming out at night to feed, being burned by sun exposure, and putting the country you are running first, instead of party loyalty. When recently asked about President Obama's closure of the infamous Guantanamo Bay torture factory, he gave the expected answer. Only, without as many white house aides to curb his old-man-rants, he started off about liberals and exposed a little more about his character the public should question:

“When we get people who are more concerned about reading the rights to an Al Qaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to do anything they can to kill Americans, then I worry,” Cheney said.
Protecting the country’s security is “a tough, mean, dirty, nasty business,” he said. “These are evil people. And we’re not going to win this fight by turning the other cheek.” (Read full article)

Interesting choice of words, Dick. I understand that 24 is a riveting show, and we all want to be Jack Bauer, but he's the badass exception to the cause, not the policymaker. If the second in command doesn't believe in following the rules of what we consider humane treatment of a criminal, why do we have such rules? That's one of the ways we classify nations as "civilized" or not.

And I find it very interesting you choose to invoke a bible reference ("turn the other cheek") as your reference for these people who make you "worry". I'm pretty sure the guy who came up with that catchphrase is (allegedly) pretty prominent in the GOP.

But chances are no other members of the GOP will read this anyway, which is unfortunate, because they're probably watching Faux News instead.

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