Skip to comments.Banned Techniques Yielded ‘High Value Information,’ Memo Says (Full, unedited memo released)
Posted on 04/21/2009 6:33:45 PM PDT by jimbo123
President Obamas national intelligence director told colleagues in a private memo last week that the harsh interrogation techniques banned by the White House did produce significant information that helped the nation in its struggle with terrorists.
High value information came from interrogations in which those methods were used and provided a deeper understanding of the al Qaida organization that was attacking this country, Adm. Dennis C. Blair, the intelligence director, wrote in a memo to his staff last Thursday.
Admiral Blairs assessment that the interrogation methods did produce important information was deleted from a condensed version of his memo released to the media last Thursday. Also deleted was a line in which he empathized with his predecessors who originally approved some of the harsh tactics after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
We should not be surprised that a communist mole traitor, once in the White House, would try to dismantle America’s defenses.
You may want to ask the moderator to put this in the breaking news section where it belongs. That is big.
They knew he’d pull this and they are ready to fight.
Obama should know better than to mess with the CIA and the former administration. If anyone knows about his background it’s them.
Someone should ask the Admiral who in the Osama administration told him to cut those two lines from the memo that was released to the press...
He held back the pertinent points in the public release ...so we have another silver-tongued, obfuscating cretin.
“Admiral Blairs assessment that the interrogation methods did produce important information was deleted from a condensed version of his memo released to the media last Thursday. Also deleted was a line in which he empathized with his predecessors who originally approved some of the harsh tactics after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.”
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Obama Osama ordered the Admiral to “edit” the memo.
I should have said “ordered” him not “asked” him. These disgusting socialists only give orders.
It’s clear that Obama is doing the bidding of his muslim masters in Pockiston.
Just as we said. This was his plan all along. I am not surprised, just depressed.
Let’s hope upon hope this marks a new era of leaked CIA memos to the press. This time, it needs to sink this bastard in the White House before he destroys this nation.
How is Baghdad Bob Gibbs going to spin this?
What ignorant, self-righteous tools these people in Chairman Barry’s admin are.
Damn! I knew that the story had legs and was glad to see Cheney's return salvo yesterday... not in my wildest dreams would I imagine that confirmation would begin to appear in the MSM within 24 hours. And in the NY Times, no less!
I see it's up top at Drudge... I wonder where it will be placed in tomorrow's NYT.
Not surprised....because I do know who Obama is working for.
After reading the entire article, it is clear that this admiral has no backbone and has backed off his earlier statements that supported the enhanced questioning of terrorists.
This should last about 3 seconds.
Is this hugh or series?
This CIA interrogation memos constitute a strong ground to impeach Obama Of course it will not happen now but when the political winds shift in the future this may become a strong possibility.
I dont care who you are! That's funny right there!
The socialists and pro-terrorist propagandists at the NY Times only reported this story after Cheney’s friends in the CIA released the unedited memo to multiple news outlets. They wrote this story under duress knowing other outlets had the story.
I will settle for nothing less than a humble apology from his knees lol
This just proves that Obama released the memos for POLITICAL REASONS plain and simple. He is such a jerk!
He had better be prepared to accept responsibility for the NEXT ATTACK because there will be one, count on it!
Who is left to blame besides himself?! He has dismantled the very techniques that stopped the attacks for eight years!
Well, we will just have to come up with another favorite amusement. I have a long fantasy listof amusements for my long fantasy list of participants.
BEST POPCORN GIF EVER!
received a Rhodes Scholarship, majoring in Russian studies at Oxford University, attending during the same time future president Bill Clinton studied there. He served as a White House Fellow from 1975-76 with Wesley Clark and Marshall Carter, who later became chairman of the New York Stock Exchange
According to journalist Alan Nairn, Blair disobeyed orders from civilians in the Clinton Administration during the 1999 East Timorese crisis during his tenure as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Command. Amid growing international concern over violence against the independence movement in Indonesian-occupied East Timor
His membership on the board of directors of EDO Corporation, a subcontractor for the F-22 Raptor fighter program, and ownership of its stock was raised as a potential conflict of interest after the IDA issued a study that endorsed a three-year contract for the program.
During his confirmation, Director Blair indicated he did not support a domestic intelligence agency separate from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He has also promised to end special interrogation regimes and believes the Intelligence Community must conduct analysis on opportunities as well as threats.
He has changed his stance towards a more honest assesment.
We had all better think carefully about the post attack scenario. The Obama camp is going to want scapegoats, yet it is the Obama camp itself whose treason (let's not prettify matters) made the openings for a second 9/11.
This administration is intent on destroying the idea of American exceptionalism. So we might as well get used to being like any other country when strong measures are needed.
Not at all....a decision was made to release this memo in hopes that Cheney’s request will be turned down.
It is a calculated crumb.
Never before in the history of our Republic there has been a President who lies constantly, lies with such incredible brazenness, and lies with such shamelessness like Barack Obama. All his stuff and his cabinet do the same as they learn from the master of lies himself.
That’s because that’s what psychopathic narcissists do.
I want to read the entire memo.
It just gets worse every day with these bastards
Something is about to break...and the NYT is getting into CYA mode.
If I could go back in time and tell any American on 9/12/2001 that 8 years later we'd have a government crying crocodile tears over the treatment of the bastards behind the attacks, I would be called insane.
“Lets hope upon hope this marks a new era of leaked CIA memos to the press. This time, it needs to sink this bastard in the White House before he destroys this nation.”
You got it. With the “idiot in chief” talking about investigations and possible prosecution, the intelligence community is sh***ing bricks.
In one fell swoop this idiot in the White House has virtually destroyed our intelligence communities.
You are being far too kind my friend, far too kind.
Oops — the memos on Rove’s website are the ones released by the Obama administration earlier this week. I want to read the one leaked today.
I said it many times,”obama will kill thousands of Americans”.