Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Dick Cheney takes offense

Torture? Us? C'mon, guys. Well, one or two isolated incidents. Tops. Maybe even three or four. Yeah, some of the isolated incidents involved individuals who died. Stuff happens, alright. It's not alike a pattern of abuse. And OK, we stepped on their Korans. But we didn't flush. So what's the big deal?
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday he was offended by Amnesty International's condemnation of the United States for what it called "serious human rights violations" at Guantanamo Bay.

"For Amnesty International to suggest that somehow the United States is a violator of human rights, I frankly just don't take them seriously," he said in an interview that aired Monday night on CNN's "Larry King Live."

It's curious how a tough guy like Dick Cheney gets his feelings hurt about people suggesting that the White House had anything to do with the isolated incidents. If people want to misconstrue coincidences like the Gonzalez memo, you'd think a man like Dick Cheney would speak up as he spoke on the floor of the Senate, and say simply Fuck Off. But feeling offended? That puts him in bad company.
Also offended at suggestions of abuse.
Ind the dock, offended

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