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    Friday, October 27, 2006

    Dick Endorses Torture

    Stardate 6593.00

    The controversial (shouldn't any form of torture be controversial???) use of "Waterboarding" as a means of torture to garner information from would-be bad guys has been endorsed wholeheartedly by Dick Cheney. What is very confusing is how Dick goe son abotu how useful this form of torture is, yet he then states that the US does not use torture.
    "For a while there, I was criticized as being the 'vice-president for torture'," Cheney added. "We don't torture ... We live up to our obligations in international treaties that we're party to and so forth.
    "But the fact is, you can have a fairly robust interrogation program without torture and we need to be able to do that."
    But if waterboarding can save American lives, then it is a "no-brainer" for Dick. Remember, the US charged a Japanese officer with war crimes in 1947 after he used this torture technique on prisoners...
    On the issue of waterboarding, the United States charged Yukio Asano, a Japanese officer on May 1 to 28, 1947, with war crimes. The offenses were recounted by John Henry Burton, a civilian victim: After taking me down into the hallway they laid me out on a stretcher and strapped me on. The stretcher was then stood on end with my head almost touching the floor and my feet in the air. They then began pouring water over my face and at times it was impossible for me to breathe without sucking in water. The torture continued and continued. Yukio Asano was sentenced to fifteen years of hard labor.
    So they don't torture but they do. Waterboarding is a war crime, yet it's a no brainer. We all know who the real "Axis of Evil" is after all... and Dick tops the list. Who else shoots their buddy in the face on a drunken hunting trip and gets an apology from the victim for all of the hassle he went through...

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