Friday, December 19, 2014


Although, recently, Dick Cheney has been making the rounds of TV talk shows, touting waterboarding as some sort of benign process, similar to a nasal lavage that one would receive at a friendly ENT clinic, the fact is that, during the Truman Administration, Japanese soldiers, who waterboarded our troops, were prosecuted for war crimes.  It is interesting to speculate on how the Bush/Cheney Administration, had been in power in 1947, would have acted.  Would they, instead of prosecuting those Japanese soldiers, have given them some sort of humanitarian award, for being thoughtful enough to provide such good care for the sinuses of our GI.s?  I wonder if they would be in favor of providing some sort of reparations to those Japanese soldiers, or their survivors, for having been wrongfully prosecuted for a non offense.


  1. Here's Jesse Ventura's thoughts on Cheney and waterboarding:

    “You give me a water board, Dick Cheney and one hour, and I'll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders." ~ Jesse Ventura

  2. Hell just get another deferment to get out of it.

    1. One has to wonder what these peoples' ... Richard Bruce Cheney ... reading material is. "Torture and Democracy" by Darius Rejali? This sadist's criteria is no "physical" damage ... which is the preference for water boarding ... no marks. Psychological damage is sooooo "difficult" to detect. As far as deferment is concerned ... well, that's a Cheney entitlement! After all, Ron Christie described Mr. Cheney as the greatest vice president we've ever had. Wow! Nothing between the bar and he'll!