Dick Cheney is seemingly quite proud of his role in making the United States violate its treaty obligations (a treaty pushed through by conservative hero Ronald Reagan, I might add) and so is his daughter. Responding to criticism in the wake of the vote to release part of the famous torture report, Liz Cheney goes full-on fearmonger:
Liz Cheney also responded to Sen. Angus King (I-ME), who over the weekend had offered to waterboard Dick Cheney “hundreds” of times to prove to him that the interrogation technique was torture.
“The decision was made, it was absolutely the right decision, and certainly I hope that future presidents would make the decision again that you’ve got to waterboard somebody ,” Liz Cheney said. “Because it means that you’re going to get information to save lives and prevent attacks.”
She insisted that Democrats were willing to “let Americans die” instead of waterboarding terrorists to stop attacks.
“Somebody like Sen. King, somebody like Mrs. Pelosi, they’ve got to be willing to accept the consequences of their argument, which is to say, which attacks would you have let happen, which Americans would you have let die if you weren’t willing to undertake those interrogations?” Liz Cheney concluded.
And please just spare us the childish spook stories.