Dick Cheney

This isn't a technology or cute anime story, but I felt compelled to comment on it. Here's the link to the story, and here's the comment: Dick Cheney is a war criminal and should be tried as such in a civilian court. He didn't want to give full civilian court rights to suspected terrorists, but I'm a reasonable person.

On Sunday, Cheney pronounced himself “a big supporter of waterboarding,” a near-drowning technique that has been regarded as torture back to the Spanish Inquisition and that has long been treated by U.S. authorities as a serious war crime, such as when Japanese commanders were prosecuted for using it on American prisoners during World War II.

Cheney then went further. Speaking with a sense of impunity, he casually negated a key line of defense that senior Bush officials had hidden behind for years – that the brutal interrogations were approved by independent Justice Department legal experts who thus gave the administration a legitimate reason to believe the actions were within the law.

If a senior official from any other nation admitted that, there'd be a storm of controversy and people demanding action against them.