Thursday, September 29, 2011

What Are These People Doing?

It's not Wall Street occupiers. In fact, it's not even Americans. But what they are doing is trying to get to Dick Cheney, and by the looks on their faces and the force necessary to hold them back, it appears they'd like to rip out his artificial heart.

I'm wondering if the police would like to let them.

Protesters clashed with police Monday night outside a private club in downtown Vancouver where former U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney was promoting his new book.

As a crowd of about 200 chanted, "Shame. Shame on you" at guests entering the Vancouver Club, a line of police pushed back protesters who tried to surge against the club's front door.


Cheney was speaking at the sold-out $500 per seat event as part of a promotion of his book In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir.


Some of the protesters held placards that read, "Cheney War Criminal," and "Torturer."


Cheney's new memoir details his continued support of the interrogation techniques, which he called “critically important” to national security.

"Should the president reinstate enhanced interrogation, including waterboarding? Well I certainly would advocate it," Cheney recently told Fox News.

But Vancouver-Kingsway New Democrat MP Don Davies said Cheney should not even be allowed into Canada because those methods are considered torture.


New York-based Human Rights Watch said Saturday that Canadian law provides for prosecution of an individual for torture and other crimes, even for offences committed outside of Canada.


Davies said Cheney should be barred from Canada for authorizing actions banned under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.


It seems to me he should be charged and arrested.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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