Is there any surprise at all? Its not like Dick Cheney would ever say “Oh, you caught me. Yes, I broke the law and approved torture methods.”. Instead members of the Cheney Administration proved once again they have a little credibility as they have honor or morality ABC News (emphasis mine):
On Dec. 19, 2005, Vice President Cheney told [read: lied to] ABC, “I can say that we, in fact, are consistent with the commitments of the United States that we don’t engage in torture, and we don’t.”
They broke the law and lied to the American public about it.
Three months later, on March 16, 2006, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice echoed that theme in a speech in Sydney, Australia: “I want to emphasize and underscore, because the president made very clear from day one that he would not condone torture.”
She might as well have added “Which is why we didn’t tell him, heh heh heh”.
When caught breaking the law and ordering our citizens to commit one of the most ethically foul acts possible, their response is “It is not against the law!”.
When are we going to arrest these jokers?