Dick Cheney and other Republicans won't admit the truth. They insist that credible information vital to the national security was obtained by using torture. Read this brief transcript from an exert from Guantanamo Diary. Below is an automated transcript, but it's very rough. Instead, watch the two minute video at
...the judge's decision back in 2010 is really instructive because as [someone] said
he's the first person who is a neutral person to have reviewed all the evidence in the case and he decided that the evidence in the case with either not credible because it was obtained through torture or coercion
or for other reasons and and I remember reading I in a first-time I was able to read
the diary years ago so much more became clear to me because Muhammadu talks about
the torture that he was subjected to that resulted in him providing false information
about himself and others because essentially he was told that he was told what they wanted him
to say and so he was also in a position he says in the book all the more incriminating the fiction he could make up the happier his interrogators were players one point he talks about and who whatever they ask me about somebody in Canada I had some incriminating information about that person even if I didn't know him
whenever I thought about the words I don't know, I got nauseous because I remember the words all
redacted all you have to say now we're quoting redacted, all you have to say is I don't know, I don't remember and we'll 'f' you and that of course is the obscenity that was used and so Mohammed who says I erased these words from my dictionary and not passage comes after you read about the pain that he goes through and in where the things again as I think about this book in the last year that that we've had with more information coming out about torture our debate about torture last few months has been
so debased anyway because it's focused on effectiveness and of course effectiveness doesn't matter right its unlawful it immoral but I think this book shows yet again that they're really two things that torture absolutely guarantees one is pain and the other is false information.
The truth is this: The most actionable intelligence ever received during our War on Terror was derived by, not torture, but diabetic cookies. The detainee was so grateful for the thoughtfulness that they couldn't shut him up.
So, if you see a redaction in an interviewee's transcript, don't assume it is because they are protecting "National Security." It may very likely really say, "I don't remember" over and over again. And when 2016 comes around, remember: You won't hear from Dick Cheney. The Republicans will not let him tour and stump for candidates. Because the real conservatives know the truth, and some of them really do have principles.