There is just so much that is ironic and sad about this story on Liz Cheney that my head is spinning.
First of all, she is giving a talk at a gathering of conservative women called “Smart Girls Summit“, and she is not just defending torture but being a shameless cheerleader for it, and is getting a standing ovation and being begged to run for office.
As pointed out by the American Prospect, torture is becoming a “values” issue for the right. And like other values issues, such as abstinence-only sex education, they wholeheartedly support it, whether or not it actually works (and it doesn’t).
Dick Cheney, one of the most unpopular (even despised) presidents in history, who didn’t even get along with his actual president, is being rehabilitated by his own daughter. And she is doing it using the same lies that he told.
She even had the gall to claim that waterboarding is not torture, despite the fact that we hanged Japanese as war criminals for doing it.