"I [speak now] as Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which recently completed an 18-month investigation into the abuse of detainees in U.S. custody, and produced a 200-page bipartisan report, which gives the lie to Mr. Cheney's claims. I do so because if the abusive interrogation techniques that he champions, the face of which were the pictures of abuse at Abu Ghraib, if they are once more seen as representative of America, our security will be severely set back," - Carl Levin, laying waste to Cheney's claim that Abu Ghraib was "a few sadistic prison guards."

My own post on the core contradiction of Cheney's speech - and its rank denial of reality - can be read here.

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