Video footage shows students walking out on Dick Cheney while he was speaking at American University. The students were protesting his foreign policy, and calling him a “War criminal” as they left the arena.
As reported by American University’s The Eagle, the former vice-president denied allegations that he was a war criminal saying that “the accusation are not true.”
Cheney told the crowd that during his vice-presidency three people had been waterboarded.
According to Cheney, the enhanced interrogation tactics used do not fall under the scope of the 1949 United Nations Geneva Convention, which outlaws cruel, inhuman or any degrading treatment or punishment because the Geneva Convention does not apply to unlawful combatants.
The Bush administration considered terrorists as unlawful combatants and considered those undergoing enhanced interrogation tactics as terrorists.
“If I would have to do it all over again, I would,” Cheney said. “The results speak for themselves.”
You can watch the video below, contributed by Alejandro Alvarez.
Dan Savage appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher to discuss gay issues in the news including same sex marriage being signed into law in Illionois, Alec Baldwin, “kiddie-fucking Catholic priests”, and “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary” Cheney and her wife who Dan calls out as “two rich dykes” who have never give a fuck about anyone else’s gay marriage before as they continue to support and donate to anti-gay GOP politicians.
In a statement provided to TheDC, both the former vice president and his wife, Lynne, said they are “delighted” the couple could have their “relationship recognized.” “Our daughter Mary and her long time partner, Heather Poe, were married today in Washington, DC,” the Cheneys said. Poe and Mary Cheney have two children: Cheney gave birth to a son in 2007, and a daughter in 2009. They live together in Virginia. “Mary and Heather have been in a committed relationship for many years, and we are delighted that they were able to take advantage of the opportunity to have that relationship recognized,” the Cheneys said. “Mary and Heather and their children are very important and much loved members of our family and we wish them every happiness.”
Of course Devil Dick Cheney is “delighted” now. He’s no longer in office and doesn;t have to bow to the religious right.
But because of George Bush, Dick Cheney, and Ken Mehlman’s plan while they were in office to spread the anti- same sex marriage message and purposely used it as an election year issue which led to to many states adopting their own Defense of Marriage Acts (DOMA).
Ironically because of this, Mary’s same sex marriage IS NOT recognized in the state of Virginia where the couple actually lives, and we all know that it isn’t recognized by the Federal Government.
I have no love for the Cheney’s, and especially NOT Mary a traitor to the LGBT community who stood by and supported her father and George Bush while they were in office and said not a word against their anti-gay agenda.
Mary Cheney should be ashamed to call herself a lesbian and even partake in same sex marriage. And as a community we should be ashamed if we ever accept her as one of us.