MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Monday continued to obsess over Dick Cheney,
deriding the former Vice President as a "torture advocate" who should
waterboard Dick Cheney and Scooter Libby.
The Hardball anchor attacked Cheney for complaining that Barack Obama has ended Bush-era war on terror polices. Matthews offered this aside: "...But Cheney being Cheney- doesn't that sound like a good torture advocate name, by the way- he couldn't help but stick it to the President on this very issue."
He then played a clip of Cheney and, rather than address the ex-VP's statements, mocked, "Why don't we have Cheney try that waterboarding thingamajig of his on Karl Rove and Scooter to really find out who said what in that CIA leak case? I think they're fair game, to use a phrase." [MP3 audio here .]
Only six days ago, on May 06, 2011 , Matthews lashed out at Cheney as a "sadist."
Oddly, Matthews concluded his show on Monday with a stirring call for patriotism and non-partisanship. Apparently, this doesn't include lobbying to waterboard Republicans.
A transcript of the segment, which aired at 5:30pm EDT on May 09, follows: