With Richard “The Dick” Cheney set to release his tell-all book about his term as dictator-in-waiting and puppet master of the George W. Bush presidency, the early reviews are all too predictable. Apparently Cheney praises all those who agreed with him as smart, tough and patriotic. At the same time, he portrays those who disagreed with him as stupid, naive and weak.
Reportedly, those who fit into the latter category are former Secretaries of State, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice.
Of course, he also continues to support his so-called “enhanced” interrogation methods, otherwise known as torture. The methods he ordered to be implemented on captives in our “War on Terror” included sleep deprivation, ear-splitting noise, humiliation and, of course, waterboarding. The latter technique is officially banned as torture by the Geneva Conventions of which the US is a signator. Indeed, in the past, the US executed enemies who were convicted of using waterboarding on US troops.
Cheney is not only unapologetic for his role as Torturer-In-Chief, he has said he would do it all over again in the same circumstances. If he has actually put those statements in writing, I couldn’t be happier! Those statements would be a confession of war crimes, admissable in court. Not a court presided over by his buddies, Justices Roberts, Thomas, Alito, Scalia and Kennedy. But the International Criminal Court which has the authority to prosecute war crimes.
Once his book is published, Cheney may never be able to travel outside the US again without fear of arrest and prosecution. Of course, that threat is not likely to stop someone as arrogant as Cheney. So let’s hope he decides to tour Europe. If you believe in the rule of law, Cheney’s arrest and subsequent trial could be of real benefit to world peace.