Dick Cheney On Innocent Detainee Tortured To Death: ‘I Have No Problem’ With That
On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Dick Cheney told Chuck Todd that he would use the controversial interrogation methods “again in a minute.”
[su_center_ad]Todd asked Cheney to respond to the Senate Intelligence Committee report which stated that one of the detainees was “chained to the wall of a cell, doused with water, froze to death in CIA custody.”
Todd said, “And it turned out it was a case of mistaken identity.”
“Right,” Cheney said. “But the problem I have was with all of the folks that we did release that end up back on the battlefield.”
“I’m more concerned with bad guys who got out and released than I am with a few that in fact were innocent,” he added.
Todd went on to ask the former vice-president if he was okay with the fact that about 25 percent of the detainees interrogated were actually innocent.
“I have no problem as long as we achieve our objective. And our objective is to get the guys who did 9/11 and it is to avoid another attack against the United States,” Cheney responded.
“We were very careful to stop short of torture,” Dick Cheney said.
Except at least one innocent man was tortured to death.
Cheney also hit back against the report’s claim that President George W. Bush was misled about the extent of the practices.
“This man knew what we were doing,” he said, outlining daily briefings that included the president, the CIA director and himself. “He authorized it. He approved it.”
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