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    Richard Armitage, the second in command at the State Department under President Bush, told Al Jazeera English in an interview to be aired Thursday that had he known then what he knows now about the torture of detainees, the right thing to do would have been to resign.

    "I hope, had I known about it at the time I was serving, I would've had the courage to resign," Armitage said in an interview, according to a transcript provided to the Huffington Post.

    "Fault Lines" host Avi Lewis pressed Armitage about remaining in the administration. "So when you knew that the administration of which you were a part was departing from the Geneva Conventions and sidelining them, why didn't you quit?"

    "In hindsight maybe I should've," said Armitage. "But in those positions you see how many more battles you have. You maybe fool yourself. You say how much worse would X, Y, or Z be if I weren't here trying to do it? So torture is a matter of principle as far as I'm concerned. I hope, had I known about it at the time I was serving, I would've had the courage to resign."

    The interview will air at 2:00 a.m. eastern time April 16th, but is available almost nowhere in the United States because cable and satellite providers have declined to work with Al Jazeera English. We'll post video of the interview when it's available.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/0..._n_187391.html

    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hEvvUBkYDk&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.huffingt onpost.com%2F2009%2F04%2F15%2Frichard-armitage-on-tortu_n_187391.html&feature=player_embedded[/YOUTUBE]


    Are they serious when they say you can't get Al Jazeera in the States?
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    you lying sack of fucking shit, like you didnt know.. the rest of the planet fucking knew!
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    Exactly. Now, what's this about Al Jazeera? Can you get it in Canada?
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    exactly how far up his ass was his head?
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    Shoulda woulda coulda. This ass clown is like any other moron who thinks that the "confessional" or "regret" AFTER the fact makes them "courageous" and "brave."

    STFU.

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    Congratulations, buddy. You're the only one who didn't know. You win today's toaster.

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    Yeah yeah yeah. It's always someone else's fault.

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