Saturday, October 28, 2006

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Pathetically transparent. This is the kind of stuff you'd expect from a 2nd grader. AP (10.28.06):
"The White House said Friday that Vice President Dick Cheney was not referring to an interrogation technique known as waterboarding when he told an interviewer this week that dunking terrorism suspects in water was a 'no-brainer.' Instead, press secretary Tony Snow said, Cheney was talking literally about 'a dunk in the water,' though Snow declined to explain what that meant or whether such a tactic had been used against U.S. detainees." Cheney didn't mean torture, Snow says / White House tries to defuse uproar over radio remarks
"Snow added later, 'A dunk in the water is a dunk in the water.'" "Waterboarding, in which a prisoner is secured with his feet above his head and has water poured on a cloth over his face, is one of several simulated drowning methods that date at least to the Spanish Inquisition. It has been specifically prohibited by the U.S. Army and widely condemned as torture by human rights groups and international courts." "'Would you agree a dunk in water is a no-brainer if it can save lives?" Scott Hennen of WDAY Radio in Fargo, N.D., asked Cheney on Tuesday. 'Well, it's a no-brainer for me,' Cheney responded." "On Friday, Cheney called reporters to his cabin on Air Force Two as he returned from a trip to Missouri and South Carolina." "'I did not talk about specific techniques and won't,' the vice president said. 'I didn't say anything about waterboarding. ... He (Hennen) didn't even use that phrase.'" Twist and turn, wiggle and squirm!


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