Dick Cheney, in his speech today on terrorism and security:
And when [our enemies] see the American government caught up in arguments about interrogations, or whether foreign terrorists have constitutional rights, they don’t stand back in awe of our legal system and wonder whether they had misjudged us all along. Instead the terrorists see just what they were hoping for – our unity gone, our resolve shaken, our leaders distracted. In short, they see weakness and opportunity.
Can’t you see, if we allow ourselves to indulge in thoughtful discussion and debate about the moral and Constitutional ramifications of our actions, the terrorists have already won?! Wake up, people!
(hat tip: The Daily Dish)