Vice President Cheney has provided a coherent explanation of the Bush administration's policy on interrogation of suspected terrorists. "Coherent" does not necessarily imply "correct", of course. If you'd like to read the transcript rather than second hand reports, it's available at:
I have to think that making this kind of speech in 2002 instead of 2009 would have helped to avoid a little of the bad PR that was a major failing of the Bush administration. I'm interested in reactions from anyone else who makes it through all 5-8 pages.