Dick Cheney Flips and Provides Evidence That George W. Bush Committed War Crimes

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On Meet The Press, former vice president Dick Cheney claimed that he did not need a presidential pardon because he did not commit a crime, but he also threw George W. Bush under the bus by providing evidence that the former president committed war crimes.

Cheney repeatedly tried to hide behind 9/11. He went as far as defining torture as 9/11.

Later, Cheney said that Bush was not misled. He claimed that the president authorized torture.

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Cheney said,

He was briefed. I was heavily involved as was the National Security Director, Condi. The president writes about it in his own book….What happened was he and I met every single morning with the director of the CIA, with the National Security Advisor six days a week and reviewed everything basically in the intelligence arena. That is where we got most of our information. That and the PDB (President’s Daily Briefing). There would be special meeting on various subjects from time to time that he would be directly involved in. This man knew what we were doing. He authorized it. He approved it. The statement by the Senate Democrats for partisan purposes that the president didn’t know what was going on was just a flat out lie.

Cheney also claimed during the same interview that he did not need a presidential pardon, because no laws were broken.

The reason Cheney’s statements matter is because according to international law senior administration officials who knew about the torture program can be prosecuted.

United Nations Special Rapporteur on counter terrorism and human rights, Ben Emmerson explained the law, “International law prohibits the granting of immunities to public officials who have engaged in acts of torture. This applies not only to the actual perpetrators but also to those senior officials within the US Government who devised, planned and authorised these crimes….However, the heaviest penalties should be reserved for those most seriously implicated in the planning and purported authorisation of these crimes. Former Bush Administration officials who have admitted their involvement in the programme should also face criminal prosecution for their acts.”

Cheney admitted that Bush authorized the program, which means Bush is subject to the harshest international prosecution. The odds of the United States government turning over Cheney and Bush for prosecution are absolutely zero, but despite Cheney’s denials his words suggest that he wants to take George W. Bush down with him.

The war criminals are turning on each other, and Dick Cheney provided the evidence that is needed to prosecute George W. Bush.

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61 Replies to “Dick Cheney Flips and Provides Evidence That George W. Bush Committed War Crimes”

  1. This “person” known as Richard Bruce Cheney is truly evil. He is just as guilty of war crimes, if not more so, than George W. Bush.

  2. And on this day in history in 2008 during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi stood up and yelled “This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog” and threw his shoes at President George W. Bush.

  3. Isn’t amazing that the party that claims to be pro-life love wars, torture, and cop killing, to the extent that they have rigged the dyes so as to not be punished? At the same time, they want to punish women who have abortions and suffer miscarriages?
    The double standard is disgusting, to say the least, and Bush, Cheney, Rice, Ashcroft, Rove…should all be tried for war crimes. I bet they support the Holocaust, at the rate they are going.

  4. Let’s talk about DoD and the General officer’s Corps. Their suborning of torture taught the rank and file that brutality was acceptable.

    Gitmo has followed them back home. Police chiefs now flaunt the stars of a military high command. Not a good thing, folks.

    Purge the corrupt officers.

  5. Lynndye England about being thrown under the bus. Pvt England, the female holding the dog lease on a prisoner. She has said all along that she was following orders but they convicted her and 10 others and sent them off to prison. When GWB lied about torturing people and let Pvt England and others pay for his sins.

  6. There are some folks at the International War Crimes Tribunal that would LOVE to hear “Dick” Cheney and “GW” Bush explain what they did.

    Don’t forget to include Condi Rice, David Addington, John Yoo and Alberto Gonzales.

    We should give them the opportunity ASAP.

  7. I wonder if any of the currently elected men and women will have the courage to denounce the administration which authorized and tortured prisoners? Somehow I doubt it. I am also very concerned about the judges and other leaders that are installed in high places of authority, as I am afraid for all Americans and the future of the middle class here.

  8. It was really President Halliburton Chaney and his puppet Dumya.

    Give the $37 BILLON back that Halliburton STOLE from us.

    Give the $3 TRILLION back that it has cost us.

    Give back all 4000+ troops you LIERS KILLED for OIL.

  9. How about embargos? We are quick enough to impose them on others, not that they don’t deserve it, but maybe we deserve a little bit of our own medicine.

    We have war criminals that are responsible for the deaths of at least two people and God only knows how many others were maimed permanently. And then we have the gall to hold ourselves up as an example of righteous behaviour.

    England deserved everything she got. Following orders wasn’t acceptable for the Germans or Japanese after WWII. Why should we find her. and her cohorts, conduct acceptable?

    The trouble with this is the people that gave the orders are not punished and they should be.

  10. Cheney is really very reminiscent of Hitler’s private secretary and power behind the throne, Martin Bormann. Bormann was rumored to have escaped Berlin and fled to South America. Has anyone ever seen Cheney’s real birth certificate? The one issued in Uruguay?

  11. I still need to know where the “unaccounted for” 2.3 TRILLION went on their watch as admitted by Donald Rumsfeld on Sept. 10, 2001 in his press conference you can watch for yourself if you look. So many crimes Bush administrators and cabinet could be prosecuted for their lawlessness. Bush and Cheney should live the rest of their lives in a prison cell, which is better than the thousands they murdered. Theres your SCANDAL Issa!

  12. Andy – Couldnt agree more. These guys are evil incarnate. Now he wants to put another Bush puppet in office. Jeb looks to be even more easily influenced than draft dodger George. The ultimate patsy.

  13. Well we do know there are billions in a bunker in Lebanon
    Investigation Into Missing Iraqi Cash Ended in Lebanon Bunker
    Not long after American forces defeated the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein in 2003, caravans of trucks began to arrive at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington on a regular basis, unloading an unusual cargo — pallets of shrink-wrapped $100 bills.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/world/investigation-into-missing-iraqi-cash-ended-in-lebanon-bunker.html?_r=0

  14. Say what the hell they destroy the Towers ,and kill thousands of people ,and we can’t retaliate . Those scum won’t say a word unless you use tactics on them. Come down to the real world here

  15. LOL, nice try. They never said a word when you did torture them.

    We killed 172 Iraqis for every American that was killed in the towers. And the Iraqis had nothing to do with it.

    You come down to the real world. It never gained us anything. But, we always welcome you Neanderthals

  16. I wonder if Cheney has tapes of all the torture? He strikes me as the type who would enjoy watching others suffer. 5 deferments, yet he sends young working class people into the Hell that was Iraq and Afghanistan.What a country we have here. Scum like Dickless and W made their own rules, and got away with it. Are there NO honorable people in office in DC? Seems that anyone such as President Obama tries to do something to help the working class, he is blocked at every turn by the bought and paid for Koch supports in office. Why is Cheney given air time? He should be in hiding somewhere.

  17. Bool, if you can’t understand why we as Americans are supposed to be above that type of behavior, you also don’t understand what America is supposed to be like. What do you think the true meaning of American exceptional-ism is?

    We are supposed to be exceptional because we are above that level of barbarity of the terrorists, we are exceptional because we don’t compromise our national values in the face of extremity, but because we fight for those values.

    Of course, we are losing that moral fight when we do exactly what we say we abhor. If left up to people on the right, America would just be another right-wing hellhole. I pledge to do all I can to stop you people from destroying this country.

  18. I HATED it at first but I am warming up to the idea of Obama naming the whole lot of them in a “walking out the door” last minute pardon January 2017. It will finger them to all future generations as guilty. Stick that in your rusty trombone and blow it dick!

  19. Of course there would be a tea bagger attempting to defend torture as an “eye or an eye”
    The US is above this and it violates the Geneva convention…you know the one we signed in 1949 to prevent what the Natzis did…or maybe you condone what they did.

  20. Here we go again rewriting the law due the political status of an individual. The law applies to all. A crime is a crime and regardless of the perpetrator, our laws should apply and be exercised. Cheney has always presented himself as superior and superior to others. He is not. He is only human. I have always viewed Cheney as evasive. He always has had that constant sneer attached to his general persona of “I am better.”

  21. Dj, that article literally made me sick to my stomach. There has to be some kind of justice…..these people are monsters. Frightening we had people capable of such crimes against humanity working at high level positions.

  22. Everyone knew where the torture orders came from. Now that Cheney because of his guilt is becoming mentally unstable has started to spill the beans blaming others for what occurred in those prisons. He knows he is not getting away with it.

  23. Can we start a petition to have them tried, or, at least pardoned , so they won’t get away clean ?
    If this administration doesn’t do anything , on what moral grounds can the U.S stand on to condemn other countries , when they torture people ?
    In the future ,the U.S will have to keep quiet or not say anything and ignore any country doing that.

  24. Water board Cheney and W…..Then, we’ll ask them if it’s torture. What a couple of crooks and everyone knows they are but, as usual, nothing will be done and no one will be tried or prosecuted.

  25. THE CHCIKENS ARE SURELY COMING HOME TO ROOST AND ONE OF THE HEAD ROOSTERS ARE CROWING LIKE CRAZY. OLD SLICK DICK IS THROWING EVERYBODY UNDER, AROUND AND THROUGH THE BUS…LOL. SINGING LIKE A CANARY WHEN THE HEAT IS ON.

  26. AND THEY CALL OBAMA LAWLESS AND OTHER NAMES FOR TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THINGS AND THESE THUGS GET AWAY WITH MURDER. NO WONDER AMERICA SEEMS TO BE GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION. TOO MANY CORRUPT POLITICANS TRYIN GTO KEEP THE TRUTH AWAY FROM DECENT PEOPLE AND TARNISH THOSE WHO ARE DOING GREAT THINGS. SO GLAD OBAMA IS MY PRESIDENT. I SLEEP SO GOOD AT NIGHTS, DAYS AND EVENINGS KNOWING HE IS AT THE HELM. SMART AND HIGHLY INTELLIGENT AND THINGS THE FAR RIGHT HATES BUT HARD TO HIDE THE TRUTH.

  27. Bebe, remember in was ‘Jezebel’ Jeb who put dubya and dick into office by shredding ballots, I mean, “hanging chad” in the 2000 election.

  28. The old saying of truth is in the eye of the beholder fits well here. This torture thing could well fit here except for one thing…. “from the beginning these bastards started with a well proven lie (WMD), let is grow like a nuclear bomb mushroom cloud in the sky. While all of “we the people” was told to expect the worst, these evil bastards done their worst. Now these same liars are asking “we the people” to understand, that they were only doing their criminal deeds for the safety of us. All the time it was nothing but greed that drove these criminals to commit murder of some of our own and more or less thousands of innocent people. Now one of the main leaders of this murderous gang, with no shame or truth in his eyes, boast like he should be given a hero’s badge. Yes, truth is in the eyes of the beholder when they remain closed. As far as Cheney is concern, if “we the people” ever get a look into his eyes, we will see his black evil soul. Enough.. this man makes my mind tru…

  29. It was SCOTUS that interfered with Florida’s ballot count and SELECTED Bush. Prior to that election, Florida was having problems with their ballots but never fixed them.

    BTW, the programmer for the next election revealed he was ordered by his boss to design a program that jumped the Kerry votes to Bush. Kerry knew this but never held them to accountability.

    Our country has been bought by big money and sold to the oligarchs. We are paying the price for this deception.

    We need to take our country back or it will be lost forever to those who worship a the altar of greed and power!

  30. It was SCOTUS that interfered with Florida’s ballot count and SELECTED Bush. Prior to that election, Florida was having problems with their ballots but never fixed them.

    BTW, the programmer for the following election revealed he was ordered by his boss to design a program that jumped the Kerry votes to Bush. Kerry knew this but never held them to accountability.

    Our country has been bought by big money and sold to the oligarchs. We are paying the price for this deception.

    We need to take our country back or it will be lost forever to those who worship at the altar of greed and power!

  31. I agree with your comment, but can you please tell me why you find it necessary to capitalize every word? It really takes away from what you have to say.

  32. Cheney just tossed the former President under the bus to save his sorry ass. Talk about ‘Tricky Dick’ this guy is the poster child for that. I still and will always believe that it was Cheney that was behind all of it and Bush was dumb enough to believe him when he opened his mouth. Bush late in his second term came to realize that Cheney has screwed him royally. Bush was not an innocent bystander but I do believe he was used by those around him. He was the driving force for the Iraq war and should face justice for that, but won’t.

  33. In a just world, right about now Dick’s attorney would be pleading that the judge or tribunal take his client’s age and health into consideration when pronouncing sentence.

  34. The War Crimes Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2441, makes it a crime for any person, “whether inside or outside the United States” to commit a “war crime.” War Crimes are defined as any grave breach of the Geneva Conventions, and in particular, any conduct that violates common Article 3. In Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, the Supreme Court explicitly ruled that common Article 3 applies to alleged Al Qaeda members and the so-called war on terror.
    The crimes of torture, cruel or inhuman treatment and murder — all acts that are documented by the Senate Torture Report — are specifically prohibited by common Article 3 and the War Crimes Act.

  35. The constitution may, or may not, address torture; but if one seriously thinks about it, torture doesn’t really go very far in supporting, and actually goes all the way in denying, Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit of a good lawyer, WHICH IS provided for in the Constitution. But then again, I’m nothing but a lowly union electrician.

  36. Wow this article stretches to find what the author wants to find. The real war criminals were the scum bags in jail that killed thousands of Americans. If you can’t see this you are clearly being misdirected by a hatred for one political party. Which democrats will you add to this list who were party to all of this?
    How often has president Barack Obama had daily briefings about what is going on over the past 6 years? Or has he intentionally skipped these meetings and not done his proper presidential duty. If Bush is a war criminal then Obama is a war criminal for continuing the same practice for the past 6 years. You can not throw one under the bus without the other.

  37. Can you provide proof that President Obama ordered rectal feedings, waterboardings etc.. since he has been in office? If not STFU

  38. WOW~! FIrst, Obama has not done what Bush has done under any stretch of the imagination. Not even close
    2nd, no one doubts al quada attacked on 911. But that has nothing to do with the actions of Bush and Cheney. If you can’t see this you are clearly being misdirected by a hatred for one political party

  39. The Bush administration needs to be tried before international courts. Everyday it becomes more and more clear to the public that Bush, Cheney and the crew are not just guilty of torture but of mu r der. They started an unjustified war in the middle east and it has gone up in flames. Is it any wonder these people hate us. Torture is not only inhumane but it opened the door for it to be done to our soldiers or any American that is taken captive.

  40. I really hope Cheney sell out the Bush family and tells the world what really happened during 9/11. I think he will when charges are put forth against him and he will sell everyone out and finally we will know the truth.

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