A Willacy County grand jury in Texas has indicted US Vice President Dick Cheney and a number of others for prisoner abuse.
The indictment, that also names former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales relates to the specific abuse of prisoners in Willacy County’s federal detention centers.
According to a local report, Cheney’s indictment accuses the Vice President of engaging in an organized criminal activity through Cheney’s investment in the Vanguard Group, a company that runs federal detention centers. It accuses Cheney of a conflict of interest and “at least misdemeanor assaults” on detainees because of his link to the prison companies.
Well, at the very least, Bush will have to pardon Cheney as he leaves office. That kind of embarrassment is appropriate for a president as corrupt as Bush.