Two Retired Generals Denounce Former Vice President Cheney
by David Danzig, Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 11:05:23 AM EDT
It’s not every day that retired generals denounce a Vice President. But two distinguished military leaders felt compelled to speak out against Mr. Cheney’s support of torture, in an op-ed in today’s Miami Herald.
General Charles C. Krulak and General Joseph P. Hoar have this to say:
In the fear that followed 9/11, Americans were told that defeating Al Qaeda
would require us to “take off the gloves.” As a former Commandant of the U.S.
Marine Corps and a retired Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Central Command, we knew that was a recipe for disaster. But we never imagined that we would feel
duty-bound to publicly denounce a Vice President of the United States, a man who
has served our country for many years. In light of the irresponsible statements
recently made by former Vice President Dick Cheney, however, we feel we must
repudiate his dangerous ideas – and his scare tactics.
Cross-posted from Human Rights First Blog.