""On Tuesday, Aug. 30 former Vice President Richard "Dick" Cheney published his memoirs, "In My Time," and, as widely expected, he has used this new platform to restate his wholehearted support for some of the most egregious human rights abuses committed by the Bush administration.Maybe the BushCo patriots-- Cheney, Dubya, Rumsfeld, et al-- might donate some of the profits from their potboilers to pay off the military spending incurred by the invasion of Iraq.
We thought it might be instructive to examine some of the claims he makes in his memoirs and see how well they stack up against the established facts.
In an interview with CNN in June 2005 Dick Cheney spun a rosy picture of conditions in Guantanamo: "We spent a lot of money to build it. They're very well treated down there. They're living in the tropics. They're well fed. They've got everything they could possibly want."
The one thing you can't fault the former Vice President on is his consistency. He continues to view Guantanamo as a model prison, describing it in his memoirs as a "humane" facility that "likely provides a standard of care higher than many prisons in European countries where criticism of Guantanamo has been louder."""