You could make a full-time job out of shooting down the bullshit that oozes forth from Dick Cheney's bilious maw. Since I already have a full-time job, I usually leave that to others. But I've got to take a moment to point out this particular bon mot from his national security speech:
That is one hell of an attempt at misdirection, even for him. First, assuming that we only waterboarded three suspects (I'm old school, I still call them suspects), we waterboarded two of them nearly three hundred times! Also, Dick, it's not only about waterboarding. None of the Abu Ghraib pictures, to my knowledge, portray waterboarding, nor (again, to my knowledge) do the pictures President Obama has declined to release. In fact, we have every reason to believe that what those pictures show is even more horrible than waterboarding. And are you seriously going to tell me that everyone we kicked the living shit out of at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, and Bhagram were of the highest intelligence value? Was this guy of the highest intelligence value? Either Iraq and Afghanistan are stuffed to the gills with terrorist masterminds or Dick Cheney has a remarkably broad definition of "value."