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New Cheney confirms use of waterboarding

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Dick Cheney has confirmed that U.S. interrogators subjected captured senior Al Qaeda suspects to an interrogation technique called "waterboarding," which creates a sensation of drowning.

Cheney indicated that the Bush administration doesn't regard waterboarding as torture and allows the CIA to use it. "It's a no-brainer for me," Cheney said in an interview.

His comments, in a White House interview Tuesday with a conservative radio talk show host, appeared to reflect the Bush administration's view that the president has the constitutional power to do whatever he deems necessary to fight terrorism.

The Army, senior Republican lawmakers, human-rights experts and many experts on the laws of war, however, consider waterboarding cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment that is banned by U.S. law and international treaties that prohibit torture.


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New Cheney is right about one thing...
It's a no-brainer for me
Agreed that Cheney doesn't give it a first or second thought, having no compunction about torture whatsoever.
New Get your "Waterboard Cheney" stickers . . .
. . [link|http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/12/330916.shtml|here].
New Well, if it's not torture...
how long until its used on American citizens?

(Forget terrorist stuff, I mean the average murder/rapist/child molester)

Then how long until it's used on an innocent man?
New And how long until Buttle's family is refunded the bill?
New I was wondering more about Yukio Asano
he was sentenced to 15 years hard labor for waterboarding and other crimes.

     Cheney confirms use of waterboarding - (lincoln) - (5)
         Cheney is right about one thing... - (ChrisR) - (1)
             Get your "Waterboard Cheney" stickers . . . - (Andrew Grygus)
         Well, if it's not torture... - (Simon_Jester) - (2)
             And how long until Buttle's family is refunded the bill? -NT - (inthane-chan) - (1)
                 I was wondering more about Yukio Asano - (Simon_Jester)

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