Apparently Darth Cheney has been defending the Bush administration policy of torturing suspects. As previously discussed the “It’s not torture because we don’t call it that” approach to morality is not a valid defence.
As I have already stated in an earlier post torture is torture and it doesn’t matter what you call it, it’s still immoral by any civilized country’s standards. I’m not going to repeat myself so I will just add a quote from the speech:
“Interrogators had authoritative guidance on the line between interrogation and torture, and they knew to stay on the right side of it,” Cheney asserted. “For all that we’ve lost in this conflict, the United States of America has never lost its moral bearings.”
There’s a quaint old English expression that adequately sums up my feelings on that assertion…