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A picket sign from 2002.

Nothing much has changed, eh?

Cheney blasts Senate interrogation report

David Jackson, USA TODAY 9:19 p.m. EST December 10, 2014

Former Vice President Dick Cheney ripped a new Senate report on harsh interrogation techniques Wednesday as a “terrible piece of work” that throws CIA officials “under the bus” for political reasons.

“The report is full of crap, excuse me,” Cheney said during an interview on Fox News….

….Cheney, the highest-ranking official from the George W. Bush administration to comment publicly since the Senate released its report on Tuesday, also said Bush was “fully informed” about the interrogation program….

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Principles of International Law Recognized in the Charter of the Nüremberg Tribunal and in the Judgment of the Tribunal, 1950.

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Principle III

The fact that a person who committed an act which constitutes a crime under international law acted as Head of State or responsible Government official does not relieve him from responsibility under international law.

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[emphasis added]

Excuse him? Never. And that’s what really chafes his ass.

“…the lesson that this long course in human wickedness had taught us-the lesson of the fearsome, word-and-thought-defying banality of evil…” – Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil

Nothing has changed.

Previously:

A Small Clique Of Legal Extremists… (February 24, 2008)

We have already determined what we are… (December 9, 2014)

“…to otherwise commit moral and national suicide by euphemism.” (December 10, 2014)