Wipe away the sneer
It seems that ex-Vice President Dick Cheney isn't satisfied that he got away with the atrocities that he and ex-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld sponsored while President Bush was asleep at the wheel.
He is now on a tour defending the torture of suspected terrorist detainees as an effective tool to protect America from further attacks — regardless of the fact that this was in violation of domestic and international law. It was also in violation of the Geneva Convention and has never been American policy.
The investigations by the Obama Justice Department seem to be targeting the lawyers that rewrote the descriptions of what constitutes torture. I don't think that this goes far enough, since they were ordered to do so by the executive branch in case they were discovered and had to try to justify it as being legal.
I think that since Cheney is so arrogant about the crimes that he committed in his imagined righteous might that the investigations should go all the way to the top and if necessary set up international war crimes trials such as was done at Nuremberg after WWII such as some other European Nations have suggested.
Maybe that would wipe the twisted sneer from his face.
We need something severe like this to show the world that we are still a nation of justice and not what the prior administration did in secrecy to the world and to us Americans in Gestapo fashion.
Hopefully President Obama will turn the Justice Department loose to cleanse our reputation.
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