March 16, 2010

What Should Have Happened to Cheney in 2002

Filed under: Commentary,Opinion,Toon — Tags: , , , , , , — RS Janes @ 5:21 pm


January 28, 2010

Finally, Some Republicans Go to Jail


January 14, 2010

Waterboard Dick Cheney in 2011?


To see a clip of Jesse Ventura on Larry King Live, May 11, 2009, click here.

May 30, 2009

Republicans Play Grown-Up?


“Republicans, Let’s Play Grown-Up”
Peggy Noonan, WSJ Online, May 30, 2009.

“Mancow’s ‘Waterboarding’ Was Completely Fake”
John Cook, Gawker, May 29, 2009.

“Olbermann and Mancow Knock Down Waterboarding Hoax Allegation”
Jason Easley,, May 29, 2009.

May 29, 2009

The Tattlesnake – Cheney the War Criminal Edition

Those who watched Dick Cheney’s speech Thursday, May 21 had a glimpse of the ‘real Cheney’ stripped of his usual condescending corporate-CEO cold-bloodedness and country-club sham machismo — for the first part of his remarks he was a shaken, sick old man of 68 desperately trying to make a case for brazenly violating the laws of civilization and the US Constitution, apparently clinging to the notion that if he can summon up enough public support for his torture policies he can avoid the temporary judgment of a jury, and the more lasting condemnation of history.

For, in fact, Cheney’s fervid protestations that ‘we didn’t torture’ and his subsequent bizarre assertions that ‘everything we did was legal’ fail on both counts, yet another prime example of the perpetually wrongheaded Cheney approach on display since he assumed the vice presidency by way of an illicit Supreme Court decision in 2000.

The waterboarding that Cheney has blithely admitted to in several different public forums has been defined as torture since the autos-da-fé of the Spanish Inquisition 500 years ago, and various international tribunals and American courts in the Twentieth Century have reaffirmed that definition. Cheney’s justification that the torture he authorized was ‘legal’ because a couple of DOJ lawyers told him so holds no more water than if they had advised him it was legal for him to own slaves. The Constitution Cheney took an oath to uphold states clearly that ‘cruel and unusual punishment’ is banned, as do several treaties the US has signed which are by dint of Congressional approval the law of the land, as well as the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment signed by Republican President Ronald Reagan in 1988 which specifically prohibits the sort of cruel and degrading treatment of detainees Cheney authorized.


May 23, 2009

Waterboarding Isn’t Torture!


April 23, 2009

When Euclidean Geometry Fails

Filed under: Guest Comment — Tags: , , — Bob Patterson @ 4:18 pm

Two things equal to a third are equal to one another.
Germans who did waterboarding committed a war crime.
Japanese who did waterboarding committed a war crime.
Americans who did waterboarding did not commit a war crime.

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