On Sunday, former Vice President Dick Cheney appeared on NBC's Meet the Press to variously claim that the CIA's torture program wasn't torture, that he'd do it again "in a minute," and that 9/11 was the real torture.

He also defended the forced rectal feedings detailed in this week's shocking Senate report (and denounced by one physician as "sexual assault masquerading as medical treatment"), saying, "I believe it was done for medical reasons."

According to Cheney, the CIA "very carefully avoided" practicing torture-torture, telling NBC's Chuck Todd, "Torture is what the al Qaeda terrorists did to 3,000 Americans on 9/11."

"There is no comparison between that and what we did with respect to enhanced interrogation," said Cheney, comparing the two unalike acts.

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