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Dick Cheney Admits He is a War Criminal

In this exclusive ABC interview (transcript) Cheney does not outright say “I am a war criminal, please put cuffs on me,” but the implications are pretty clear. He knew about, supported, and even authorized torture by waterboarding.

“I was aware of the program, certainly, and involved in helping get the process cleared, as the agency in effect came in and wanted to know what they could and couldn’t do… And they talked to me, as well as others, to explain what they wanted to do. And I supported it.” ~Dick Cheney

Keep in mind the history: Japanese interrogators and officials were prosecuted as war criminals after World War II for practicing waterboarding. We thought it heinous enough then that it should be prosecuted, but our current “Christians” in office such as Bush and Cheney and the Christians who still blindly support them seem to think otherwise.

Indeed, why do Christians think that torture is permissible in the least? Shouldn’t the fact that torture has to be justified at all give a Christian pause? It is not as if torture gives reliable information – time and again interrogators have proven this. I wonder if the reason lies in the back of their minds, in the idolatry of the State that it can do no evil outside of abortion and gay marriage.

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