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Published On: Fri, Dec 12th, 2014

Dick Cheney on torture report: ‘I’d do it again,’ Bush knew what he ‘needed to know’

 Former Vice President Dick Cheney spoke out to Fox News in an interview about the revolations in the new CIA report on torture. “The report is full of crap,” Cheney says as he justified the tactics in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

When sked if President Bush knew specific details of how specific interrogations were being conducted, Cheney was more vague, saying: “We did discuss the techniques. There was no effort on our part to keep him from that.” Bush, he said, was an “integral part of the program,” “had to approve it before we went through with it, and most telling: “I think he knew everything he wanted to know and needed to know.”

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The report indicates otherwise.

 It claimed the interrogation techniques used were “brutal and far worse” than the CIA represented to lawmakers. Further, the report claimed the tactics were not effective and the spy agency gave “inaccurate” information about it to Congress and the White House.

“What are you prepared to do to get the truth against future attacks against the United States?” Cheney asked.

Fox’s Bret Baier pressed Cheney with specific details  with Cheney saying “I have no sympathy for them [the detainees]” and “I’d do it again in a minute.”

“History will judge us by our commitment to a just society governed by law and the willingness to face an ugly truth and say ‘never again’,” she said on the floor. “There may never be the right time to release this report. … But this report is too important to shelve indefinitely.”

On the CIA, Cheney says that they did “a hell of a job and they deserve our gratitude” and that the end “absolutely” justified the means.

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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