Former Vice President Dick Cheney dismissed many of the objections to his administration's interrogation methods as "contrived indignation and phony moralizing." His speech Thursday to the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, was filled with false choices — such as how you either have to support the Bush administration "comprehensive strategy" in its entirety or you think that Sept. 11 was just a "one-off event." And he claimed that to call some of the interrogation techniques "torture" is to "cast terrorists and murderers as innocent victims." Does Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who has condemned waterboarding as torture, think terrorists are innocent victims? Cheney needs to go back to an undisclosed location.
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