IN A PHONE INTERVIEW WITH THE NEW YORK TIMES ON MONDAY, Former Vice President Dick Cheney said the program of CIA torture was "
The prisoner is strapped to a guerney, he whispers to the Vice President as the clamps tighten and an electrical current surges, causing blackouts, and fibrillations.
The VP wears a leather mask with a zipper up the back.
His chest is naked. He is old, and saggy with silver hair.
The prisoner is silently screaming. His eyes are bugging out.
There is a video camera recording the event. It is a performance of sorts.
Behind the mirrored windows, the President sits eating popcorn.
Is this scene being streamed? Yes.
A cabal of International politicians and businessmen watch the spectacle. Some watch on tiny screens from their phones; others gather and watch on large screens, drinking beer and eating nachos.
The Canadian Prime Minister is in his office watching on his computer. He is wearing a powder blue pullover sweater. He is applying makeup. He takes a selfie, hits send and messages his Minister of Immigration- OMG! Are you watching this?
The Heads of State, the G-8 watch their screens; they listen to the screams.
In a twist on the classic torture scene where a victim would then be submerged in a tank of ice water, The Veep pulls a lever and the guerney rises from the foot end, lowering the strapped man's head into a barrel.
Inside the barrel is pork.
Live pork, aka pigs.
It is the proverbial pork barrel, full of snarling pigs, grunting and squealing.
Except the pigs resemble Mitch McConnell.
The VP looks into the camera with his familiar smirk. He winks.