Naw, I'm not really talking about evil, but instead about his little brother, Dick Cheney.
So, what's up with Cheney these days? Well, he's still doing the circuit, talking smack about all of Obama's mistakes, how the new president is making the country less safe, trying to build up a tattered and despoiled Republican Party. You know, the usual.
In this lovely FoxNews story, Cheney's at it again. It's the same old argument - how information gained using "enhanced" interrogation tactics saved billions of American lives. The philosophy behind using such tactics really isn't delved into, but here's the best quote from the story that gets the closest, I think:
"Well, then you'd have to say that, in effect, we're prepared to sacrifice American lives rather than run an intelligent interrogation program that would provide us the information we need to protect America," Cheney said.
Nice how he boils it down there for ya. I think another good question follows:
Can you simultaneously maintain the high ethical values of America and use "enhanced" interrogation techniques on its enemies that violate those ethics in order to gain information without which the country would be destroyed?
Or does this really all just come down to the fact that the federal government is going to do whatever it wants anyways, regardless of what its citizens say about it?