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Early Morning Swim: Rachel Maddow on the DOJ Torture Report, Cheney’s Lies

Pants on fire.

Cheney told Fox News back in April last year:

There are reports that show specifically what we gained as a result of this activity. They have not been declassified. I formally ask that they be declassified now.”

The memos are still secret, despite Cheney’s request. But Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff, in reporting the latest review on the use of torture, published last Friday, explains:

“A crucial CIA memo that has been cited by former Vice President Dick Cheney and other former Bush administration officials as justifying the effectiveness of waterboarding contained “plainly inaccurate information” that undermined its conclusions, according to Justice Department investigators.”

If I were a war criminal, I’d probably lie about it, too.

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