Cheney defends CIA interrogation techniques, calls Senate report ‘deeply flawed’

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney slammed the recently released Senate report on CIA interrogation techniques Wednesday, calling it “full of crap,” and a “terrible piece of work” that was “deeply flawed.”

Cheney, speaking on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier,” said some of the controversial techniques used on militants had been previously tested and the interrogations produced results.

Cheney acknowledged he had not read the entire 500-page report summary. He strongly defended the tactics, including waterboarding and rectal hydration.

“What are you prepared to do to get the truth against future attacks against the United States?” Cheney asked.

Cheney also refuted claims that President George W. Bush was kept in the dark about the interrogations.

“I think he knew everything he wanted to know and needed to know,” Cheney told Baier.

“History will judge us by our commitment to a just society governed by law and the willingness to face an ugly truth and say ‘never again’,” she said on the floor. “There may never be the right time to release this report. … But this report is too important to shelve indefinitely.”

NPR reported on the interview quoting Cheney as saying:

—”I have no sympathy for them [the detainees].”

— “How nice do you want to be to the murderers of 3,000 Americans on 9/11?”

— “I’d do it again in a minute.”

— The CIA did “a hell of a job and they deserve our gratitude.”

— The end “absolutely” justified the means.

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