Bart Mendoza 5 a.m., Dec. 8
Charles Krulak Denounces Cheney's Torture Policy
Charles Krulak, former commandant of the Marine Corps, now retired, co-authored a scathing attack on former Vice President Dick Cheney in the Sept. 11 Miami Herald. Krulak is the son of the late Victor H. "Brute" Krulak, former Marine Lt. General and director of editorial and news policy at Copley Newspapers when it owned the Union and Tribune. Wrote Charles Krulak and another former military commander, " "We have seen how ill-conceived policies that ignored military law on the treatment of enemy prisoners hindered our ability to defeat al Qaeda. We have seen American troops die at the hands of foreign fighters recruited with stories about tortured Muslim detainees at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib. And yet Cheney and others who orchestrated America's disastrous trip to 'the dark side' continue to assert -- against all evidence -- that torture 'worked.'" Krulak and his co-author lamented Cheney's recent interview on Fox News Sunday, in which he "applauded 'enhanced interrogation techniques' that we used to call 'war crimes.'"