Cheney told CNN's "State of the Union" that the Bush administration's "alternative" interrogation techniques were "absolutely essential" to preventing further assaults like the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington.
Critics said those techniques amounted to the torture of prisoners in American custody.
"President Obama campaigned against it all across the country, and now he is making some choices that, in my mind, will, in fact, raise the risk to the American people of another attack," Cheney said.
Right, asshole. So, in your view torture, illegal detention, handing people over to other countries for "interrogation" is all fair game. That's nice - it just proves to the rest of us that you truly are despicable.
Quite frankly, Cheney's rationale about the Bush II program of torture, illegal detention etc. being a "successful program" because it "stopped further 9/11 style attacks" is like selling shark repellent in Alberta. You can claim it works because there's no sharks in Alberta, but I don't think that exactly demonstrates anything meaningful.