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Banned Techniques Yielded ‘High Value Information,’ Memo Says (Full, unedited memo released)
NY Times ^ | 4/21/09 | Peter Baker

Posted on 04/21/2009 6:33:45 PM PDT by jimbo123

President Obama’s 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 Qa’ida organization that was attacking this country,” Adm. Dennis C. Blair, the intelligence director, wrote in a memo to his staff last Thursday.

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Admiral Blair’s 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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1 posted on 04/21/2009 6:33:45 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

We should not be surprised that a communist mole traitor, once in the White House, would try to dismantle America’s defenses.


2 posted on 04/21/2009 6:35:03 PM PDT by Travis McGee ("Foreign Enemies And Traitors" will be ready the first week of May.)
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To: jimbo123

You may want to ask the moderator to put this in the breaking news section where it belongs. That is big.


3 posted on 04/21/2009 6:40:08 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: jimbo123

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.

Popcorn time!


4 posted on 04/21/2009 6:40:56 PM PDT by HelloooClareece ("We make war that we may live in peace". Aristotle)
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To: jveritas

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...


5 posted on 04/21/2009 6:41:57 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
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6 posted on 04/21/2009 6:44:11 PM PDT by xuberalles (The Best Anti-Liberal Novelties On The Net! http://www.cafepress.com/titillatingtees)
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To: Travis McGee

He held back the pertinent points in the public release ...so we have another silver-tongued, obfuscating cretin.

“Admiral Blair’s 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.”


7 posted on 04/21/2009 6:50:59 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: jimbo123
Obama or one of his socialists asked him to hide the truth that the the interrogation techniques against the islamic terrorists saved hundreds if not thousands of lives.
8 posted on 04/21/2009 6:51:40 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: jimbo123

CIA Confirms: Waterboarding 9/11 Mastermind Led to Info that Aborted 9/11-Style Attack on Los Angeles http://tinyurl.com/dkw44q


9 posted on 04/21/2009 6:51:59 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (If he wants to come by the bus after the race and get his a$$ whooped, I'll do it. - Dale Jr)
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To: STARWISE

Obama Osama ordered the Admiral to “edit” the memo.


10 posted on 04/21/2009 6:53:57 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I should have said “ordered” him not “asked” him. These disgusting socialists only give orders.


11 posted on 04/21/2009 6:55:05 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: jveritas

It’s clear that Obama is doing the bidding of his muslim masters in Pockiston.


12 posted on 04/21/2009 6:55:31 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
What Obama did with the CIA interrogation memos is a ground for impeachment.
13 posted on 04/21/2009 7:01:55 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: Travis McGee

Just as we said. This was his plan all along. I am not surprised, just depressed.


14 posted on 04/21/2009 7:03:34 PM PDT by nobama08
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To: jimbo123

Why Pakistan?


15 posted on 04/21/2009 7:04:34 PM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: jimbo123

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.


16 posted on 04/21/2009 7:06:01 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: jimbo123

How is Baghdad Bob Gibbs going to spin this?

What ignorant, self-righteous tools these people in Chairman Barry’s admin are.


17 posted on 04/21/2009 7:09:16 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: jveritas
BUMP.

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.

18 posted on 04/21/2009 7:14:44 PM PDT by manapua
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To: jimbo123

Not surprised....because I do know who Obama is working for.


19 posted on 04/21/2009 7:19:18 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: jimbo123

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.


20 posted on 04/21/2009 7:20:53 PM PDT by balls (US trashing in progress - You can't take the ghetto out of 0dumbo)
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To: jimbo123
In other words, the propagandists at the NYT are crying mercy in desperation of going bankrupt and are actually reporting the truth.

This should last about 3 seconds.

21 posted on 04/21/2009 7:24:09 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: jimbo123

Is this hugh or series?


22 posted on 04/21/2009 7:28:06 PM PDT by rudypoot
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To: manapua

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.


23 posted on 04/21/2009 7:28:48 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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24 posted on 04/21/2009 7:29:37 PM PDT by cdchik123
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To: xuberalles; waterhill; mylife

I dont care who you are! That's funny right there!

Waterboarding ping!

25 posted on 04/21/2009 7:29:40 PM PDT by Envisioning (Proud "Right Wing Extremist" per the DHS.......)
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To: Rome2000

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.


26 posted on 04/21/2009 7:31:33 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: St. Louis Conservative
should be interesting, Goebbels Gibbs did say the torture enhanced interrogation techniques did not work.

I will settle for nothing less than a humble apology from his knees lol

27 posted on 04/21/2009 7:31:38 PM PDT by TeleStraightShooter (Barack deserves Mussolini's title: Head of Government, Duce of Fascism,and Destroyer of Capitalism)
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To: jimbo123

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!


28 posted on 04/21/2009 7:32:11 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: St. Louis Conservative
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.
29 posted on 04/21/2009 7:32:22 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: xuberalles

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.


30 posted on 04/21/2009 7:32:45 PM PDT by Jukeman
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To: Envisioning

Silly graphic.


31 posted on 04/21/2009 7:33:32 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: cdchik123

BEST POPCORN GIF EVER!


32 posted on 04/21/2009 7:36:46 PM PDT by HelloooClareece ("We make war that we may live in peace". Aristotle)
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To: jimbo123

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.

33 posted on 04/21/2009 7:37:50 PM PDT by kcvl
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What I don't understand is why the NYT’s came out with this article?
34 posted on 04/21/2009 7:46:02 PM PDT by Doofer
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To: balls
The assessment by Admiral Blair represents a shift for him since he took office. When he was nominated for the position and appeared before the Senate intelligence committee on Jan. 22, he said: “I believe strongly that torture is not moral, legal or effective.” But he declined to assess whether the interrogation program under Mr. Bush had worked.

He has changed his stance towards a more honest assesment.

35 posted on 04/21/2009 7:46:36 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries for the American farmer.)
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To: kcvl
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!

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.

36 posted on 04/21/2009 7:48:49 PM PDT by magooey (The Mandate of Heaven resides in the hearts of men)
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To: Rome2000

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.


37 posted on 04/21/2009 7:48:58 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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38 posted on 04/21/2009 7:52:46 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Obama is basically Jim Jones with a teleprompter)
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39 posted on 04/21/2009 7:55:14 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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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.
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That’s because that’s what psychopathic narcissists do.


40 posted on 04/21/2009 7:57:57 PM PDT by PuzzledInTX
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To: jimbo123

I want to read the entire memo.


41 posted on 04/21/2009 8:12:57 PM PDT by Jedidah
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It just gets worse every day with these bastards


42 posted on 04/21/2009 8:17:36 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: Doofer

Something is about to break...and the NYT is getting into CYA mode.


43 posted on 04/21/2009 8:18:54 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: Jedidah
I think the memos are posted here on Karl Rove's website:

Rove.com
44 posted on 04/21/2009 8:21:40 PM PDT by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Hopefully the odd somnolence of the American public is about to break... What in holy @#$^ is wrong with this country when the executive branch is wringing its hands over the fact that KSM, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, was waterboarded 183 times? Why should we give a damn? That's a few thousand times too few for the bastard.

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.

45 posted on 04/21/2009 8:32:17 PM PDT by manapua
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To: ilgipper

“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.”

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.


46 posted on 04/21/2009 8:44:43 PM PDT by headstamp 2 ("Government is a disease masquerading as it's own cure")
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To: Miss Didi

Thanks!


47 posted on 04/21/2009 8:52:37 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: kcvl
He is such a jerk!

You are being far too kind my friend, far too kind.

48 posted on 04/21/2009 8:54:34 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Miss Didi

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.


49 posted on 04/21/2009 8:55:01 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: jimbo123

I said it many times,”obama will kill thousands of Americans”.


50 posted on 04/21/2009 8:59:22 PM PDT by odin2008 (EVIL TRIUMPHS WHEN GOOD MEN DO NOTHING)
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