During a Sunday panel discussion on ABC, host George Stephanopolous had asked guests to name “the most promising Republican candidate not in the race yet,” according to Raw Story.
Vehement Neo-Con, co-sponsor of the Iraq war, and Editor of the right-wing publication The Weekly Standard Bill Kristol said, “If they get to nominate Hillary Clinton, why don’t we get to nominate Dick Cheney?” as other panelists laughed. “I mean, he has a much… he has a much better record.”
On Tuesday, Newsmax host Steve Malzberg asked Kristol if Cheney could defeat Clinton in a 2016 race.
Kristol tried to explain his suggestion that Dick Cheney should run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 and argued that the former vice president was just an “everyday American.”
Recently, VICE News founder Shane Smith interviewed President Barack Obama. They discussed a host of issues important to Americans, from foreign policy to marijuana legalization to global warming and political gridlock.
The daily coverage of the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris has subsided, as with the talk of “no-go zones.”
In an exclusive interview, VICE News meets Luz, a surviving Charlie Hebdo cartoonist. Luz created the green “I am Charlie” magazine cover published the week after the shooting. He says he was probably not shot that day because he stayed in bed longer than usual and came to work late.
He spoke with Vice in his sniper-proof Paris apartment. He describes the scene he witnessed after gunmen attacked the magazine’s offices, explains the ideas behind the magazine’s latest cover, and addresses the mixed reactions it has sparked.
He also discusses how things can quickly spiral out of control when breaking taboos in the internet age, and offers his surreal sense of becoming an unwitting icon of free expression.
According to Canada’s National Post, two U.S. psychologists were paid about $81-million to consult with the CIA on its brutal interrogation program.
The two psychologists had no prior experience with Al Qaeda, counterterrorism or interrogation techniques, according to the U.S. Senate report on torture.
They were working with the Air Force on its “Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape” (SERE) program prior to the 9/11 attacks. That program has been reported to have evolved into the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation techniques,” which included “rectal feeding” and waterboarding.
One of the psychologists, James Mitchell, is now retired to a life of leisure in Florida. He sat down for an interview with Vice News on his role.
“The whole point of the (SERE) program is so that the men and women who in high-risk of capture can serve with honor whether in captivity and then return with their honor intact. The training is really focused on helping them avoid providing actionable intelligence to the bad guys,” James Mitchell told Vice reporter Kaj Larsen.
Jose Rodriguez, former Director of the National Clandestine Service in the CIA, claimed in his 2012 book, Hard Measures, that the SERE program was reverse-engineered for “enhanced interrogation.”
“I don’t recall exactly, but that’s the myth anyway,” Mitchell told Vice of that assertion.
The Senate report states that the two psychologists’ firm outsourced the contract for most of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program from 2005 to 2008.
The firm was paid $81-million of the $181-million consulting contract before it was terminated in 2009.