Against common sense and the better judgment of many on his side of the aisle, Dick Cheney continues to push for exceptions to the no torture rule.
Among those who have at least hinted at a public disagreement with Cheney … the President himself.
Of course, W’s policies lean more towards Cheney than towards his own comments that “We do not torture.” In fact, W lobbied against the anti-torture legislation being pushed by Senators and sane people everywhere.
Politically, this is an interesting twist. The Pres and the Veep are essentially digging a deeper political hole for themselves at a time when they should be grabbing for rope ladders not shovels.
But there is a bigger story here. The perception of the U.S. around the world.