is...why are they lying THIS time?
Cheney and Lieberman, the neo-con and the Zionist, have good reason to lie. It may be puzzling to see these two actually inviting demonization in order to push torture.
It is essential to the neo-con and the Zionist that certain segments of the world believe that "some people in America say" that torture is okay. They don't give a shit about outraging bloggers or even Americans. But they must do whatever it takes to maintain a continual state of warfare and demonization OF AMERICA overseas so that we continue to be threatened by outside forces, which then allows a non-democratic dare-I-say fascist right-wing state to exist here.
That is why they lie.