Tagged: dick cheney


The real meaning of “privilege” in a nutshell…

I’ve noted before that I’m not overly fond of the word “privilege” being used in political discussions these days.  It’s a fine word, mind you, and it can be quite relevant.  But it’s overused,...


Dick Cheney Gives a Speech

And predictably, it’s filled with distortions, half-truths and misrepresentations (full transcript here):


Did torture work?

Two essential reads: 1) Adam Serwer takes on the Washington Post; 2) Peter Bergen takes on Dick Cheney.


If I Were a Fan of Dick Cheney…

I wouldn’t be so quick to claim that yesterday’s document dump in any way vindicates Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (or, as the rest of the world calls them, Torture).  In fact, if I were a...


a quote for the morning

“Megalomania is a hard drug to kick.”  ~ Josh Marshall, pondering Dick Cheney


Taking Leave of Our Senses

“But the argument isn’t going away. It will be with us as long as the threat of terrorism endures. And where the Bush administration’s interrogation programs are concerned, we’ve heard too much to just...


ad hoc justice

So it looks as though Spain is opening formal criminal inquiries into alleged war crimes surrounding the use of torture by the Bush administration.  Judge Baltasar Garzón is involved in the investigation, the same...