Shouldn't a golem have an expiration date? Wasn't Darth Cheney's chest supposed to be all full of rotten flesh and fragile electronics? He was talking again today:
Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney has defended the Bush administration's use of harsh interrogation methods, saying they were necessary to get information from terrorists and save American lives.I fancy that a deal with Old Scratch might well be the least-hypothesis explanation for Mr. Cheney's longevity. Don't look now, sir, but I think some diabolical-looking imps are prodding you toward the smoldering edge of a glowing abyss ...
In a speech Thursday at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, Cheney said President Barack Obama and other officials have largely "mischaracterized" the previous administration's approval of such techniques.
He said they were "essential," "justified," "successful," and the "right thing to do" and that they prevented the violent deaths of thousands and possibly hundreds of thousands of people.