Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Dick Cheney: Interrogation of suspects ‘saved lives’

Dick Cheney

Former US vice president Dick Cheney says the CIA's interrogations of terror suspects “saved lives”.

Mr Cheney said those who carried out the interrogations “deserve our gratitude” and do not deserve “to be the targets of political investigations”.

Yesterday President Barack Obama ordered changes that bar certain harsh interrogation tactics. A criminal probe of past interrogations has also been ordered.

Mr Cheney said that was “a reminder ... of why so many Americans have doubts about this administration's ability to be responsible for our nation's security”.

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