Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and John Yoo were all instrumental in implementing the U.S. torture program.
So it is no surprise that they are now pretending that torture helped get Bin Laden. See this, this and this.
They're trying to avoid war crimes prosecution.
As I noted in 2009:
Cheney was the main architect of the torture policy (according to the number 2 man at the State Department and others).
So of course he would defend torture - he's trying to keep his behind out of the defense chair at a war crimes tribunal.
Cheney defending torture is exactly like Charles Manson appearing on all of the news shows defending murder as a public policy.
Matthew Alexander - a former top Air Force interrogator who led the team that tracked down Abu Musab al-Zarqawi - agrees:
"These guys are trying to save their reputations, for one thing," Alexander said. "They have, from the beginning, been trying to prevent an investigation into war crimes."
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