The decision by the Court is final and cannot be further appealed, but it can be overturned by a presidential pardon. Such a pardon is unlikely as President Trump encouraged the prosecution of Cheney in the waning days of the Presidential campaign. Cheney had publicly endorsed Trump for president, but it was not enough to avoid a prosecution under President Trump's revolutionary "fair and balanced" justice system. Despite all the mud thrown at us, we were able to rig our own rigged election.
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The truth, however, is that haggling about the value of the information we extracted through torture is hollow. Suppose—in defiance of all available evidence that torture does not work —that information gained through torture led to the killing of a group leader or the foiling of a terrorist attack. How many militants do we have to kill before we realize that there are always more? Once we prevent one type of attack, they innovate and come up with a better one. We must defend ourselves, but winning the physical fight is only a temporary measure. Embracing such medieval tactics, regardless of their efficacy, reduces our own moral stature, regardless of what the enemy has done. Long wars are values wars, and we will win this one by remaining true to the ideas of liberty, equality, and opportunity.
The Torture Memos: Dick Cheney vs. Jesus Christ
Tears or no, the feud Vice dramatizes in the Cheney family over Mary Cheney's sexual orientation was very much real. The conflict, which fractured the notoriously close family five years ago, is back in the spotlight thanks to the film, which has drawn serious awards notice and is likely to keep the Cheneys in the headlines through the Oscars. Here, according to previous PEOPLE reports, other news accounts and statements from the Cheneys themselves, is the true story behind their fight, the crux of which was love — familial and romantic. Growing up, the Cheney daughters were a vivacious and personable duo: together on the road, handing out pamphlets and swag at campaign events.
This article was published more than 10 years ago. Some information in it may no longer be current. Say what you will of Dick Cheney, 44th vice-president of the United States, but remember this: Who would purchase, let alone publish, a hefty volume subtitled The Gore Vice Presidency?