When George Washington was a lad, he famously said: "I Cannot Tell a Lie. I was the one who chopped down the cherry tree."
That was nearly 300 years ago. Times have changed. And, look how low we have sunk.
Today, 300 years later, one of George Washington's most recent successors -- Vice-President Dick Cheney -- is spending a lot of time cherry-picking the cherry tree.
Right now, Cheney is trying to cherry-pick the torture memos of the CIA and the Gitmo guards to try to find examples of how and when American torture of prisoners produced any information that helped avert new terrorist attacks. However, in the immortal words of Al Jolson: "We Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet."
This is the same Dick Cheney who cherry-picked intelligence reports on Iraq in 2002 to "determine" that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction before we launched our "preemptive invasion" of Iraq. He rejected and suppressed reports showing that Saddam had no such WMD's.
This is the same Dick Cheney who sent out his assistant and henchman Scooter Libby to disclose the identity of an undercover CIA agent, Valerie Plame. Had a Liberal done anything like that, Conservative media flacks would have been screaming "Treason". However, since Dick Cheney and Scooter Libby committed the deed, Conservatives consider that to be "patriotism". Conservatives have a warped idea of what it means to be a patriotic American. Conservatives apparently cherry-pick their patriotism, too.