Cheney and now George W. Bush have claimed that torturing saved lives. However, they don't have anyone backing them up on it. In fact, everyone in a position to do it, hasn't but has rather said that torture wasn't necessary and didn't work but rather aided the enemy — that all the good information was obtained before the torture commenced.

The truth though is that it doesn't even matter if it worked as Bush and Cheney claim in their boldfaced lies. It was illegal and for good (better) reason.

Stooping to evil to save lives ends up meaning saving evil with evil if those saved agree with the worldly imperial project and torture, which so many neoconservative Republicans and self-styled conservative Christians do.

"In Michigan, Bush defends interrogation policies," by Chris Christoff. FREE PRESS. May 28, 2009.

Tom Usher

About Tom Usher

Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.