Stephen Colbert tells author Ron Suskind that Vice President Cheney's so-called "One Percent Doctrine"--whereby a one percent chance of terrorists obtaining WMDs must be treated as a certainty--is "soft on terror."
Bush and Rumsfeld gave the go-ahead to CIA interrogators to threaten the family of Al Qaeda leader Khalid Sheik Muhammed if he did not talk, according to Ron Suskind in his new book, "The One Percent Doctrine." Former Bush defender Andrew Sullivan says the green light made Bush "the moral equivalent of a mafia boss."
Truthdig salutes Ron Suskind, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer whose most recent book, "The One Percent Doctrine," stripped down Vice President Dick Cheney's counter-terrorism philosophy to its Strangelovian essence: If there is a 1% chance of a terrorist attack, America must respond as though it is a 100% certainty.
In his new book, ?The One Percent Doctrine,? Ron Suskind details how America's torture of a mentally ill prisoner led the White House to pursue false leads in the war on terror.