As if we don’t know what they’re, as if the horribleness of Trump redeems them for relative measure.
Nah. No amnesia for me, thanks.
With respect to Dick Cheney, I ask you to recall only one factor: the torture program beneath the Bush administration. He’s stated that if he had it to do over, he would torture once more.
The torture gene should run within the household, for Liz Cheney praised the Trump administration’s evaluate of the remedy of terrorism suspects. As HuffPost reported:
“Cheney additionally asserted that waterboarding works, and that it helped in securing essential data resulting in the seize of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden (a debunked principle). ‘It’s been clear, definitely since we stopped the improved interrogation program, we’re not even ready anymore, frankly, the place we’re fairly often capturing folks,’ Cheney stated. ‘Now we have nothing to do with folks once we do seize them.’”
Moreover, in 2009, she refused to denounce birthers on CNN, saying as a substitute of Barack Obama, “Individuals are basically uncomfortable, and so they’re basically more and more uncomfortable with an American president who appears to be afraid to defend America.” She later needed to make clear that she, personally, didn’t query Obama’s proper to be president.
In 2010, an advert by Liz Cheney’s “Maintain America Protected” group attacked Eric Holder’s Justice Division. It featured an Investor’s Enterprise Each day headline that learn, “DOJ: Division of Jihad?” and referred to a few of the attorneys the division had employed because the “Al Qaeda 7.”
Even Republican attorneys, together with Ken Starr, condemned the advert, writing in a letter:
“To recommend that the Justice Division mustn’t make use of proficient attorneys who’ve advocated on behalf of detainees maligns the patriotism of people that have taken honorable positions on contested questions and calls for a uniformity of background and think about in authorities service from which no administration would profit.”
Just a few weeks earlier than the 2016 election, when an previous tape of Trump boasting about sexually assaulting ladies turned public, Cheney stated, in accordance with The Related Press, that whereas Trump’s feedback have been appalling, she was nonetheless supporting him and that, one way or the other, Hillary Clinton’s dealing with of her emails was worse than the Trump admission.