Espero que um dia este senhor venha a ser preso e a pagar por tudo o que fez, e como acredito em algo superior, se a justiça dos homens não se fizer, de certeza que não escapará à Justiça de Deus.
Mas com alguma sorte até a humanidade irá ter a sua justiça terrena, com ainda mais um pouco de sorte, esta entrevista ajudará a essa justiça.
Dick Cheney, um dos monstros das últimas administrações norte-americanas, infelizmente não tarda muito teremos mais lá, afinal de contas o que muda é apenas a forma como a mentira é vendida.
Q But you’ve heard leaders, the incoming Congress saying that this policy has basically been torture and illegal wiretapping, and that they want to undo basically the central tenets of your anti-terrorist policy.
THE VICE PRESIDENT: They’re wrong. On the question of terrorist surveillance, this was always a policy to intercept communications between terrorists, or known terrorists, or so-called “dirty numbers,” and folks inside the United States, to capture those international communications. It’s worked. It’s been successful. It’s now embodied in the FISA statute that we passed last year, and that Barack Obama voted for, which I think was a good decision on his part. It’s a very, very important capability. It is legal. It was legal from the very beginning. It is constitutional, and to claim that it isn’t I think is just wrong.
On the question of so-called “torture,” we don’t do torture, we never have. It’s not something that this administration subscribes to. Again, we proceeded very cautiously; we checked, we had the Justice Department issue the requisite opinions in order to know where the bright lines were that you could not cross. The professionals involved in that program were very, very cautious, very careful, wouldn’t do anything without making certain it was authorized and that it was legal. And any suggestion to the contrary is just wrong.
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