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CONFIRMED: Interrogation techniques DID aid in our fight against Al Qaeda
Sister Toldjah / The New York Times ^ | April 21, 2009

Posted on 05/14/2009 5:53:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

From the NYT, of all places:

WASHINGTON – 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.

Admiral Blair sent his memo on the same day the administration publicly released secret Bush administration legal memos authorizing the use of interrogation methods that the Obama White House has deemed to be illegal torture. Among other things, the Bush administration memos revealed that two captured Qaeda operatives were subjected to a form of near-drowning known as waterboarding a total of 266 times.

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at sistertoldjah.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; bush; cheney; cia; congress; eit; obama; pelosi; torture; waterboarding; wot
What do you know?
1 posted on 05/14/2009 5:53:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: Romulus

ping!


2 posted on 05/14/2009 5:58:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("The unarmed man is not just defenseless - he is also contemptible." Machiavelli)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has someone kidnapped the editor of the NYSlimes?


3 posted on 05/14/2009 6:02:33 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: CaribouCrossing

bookmark


4 posted on 05/14/2009 6:04:34 PM PDT by CaribouCrossing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sister Toldjah doesn’t seem to provide a link to the NYTimes article. I googled around and found it here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/22/us/politics/22blair.html?_r=1

CNN also reported it, strangely enough.


5 posted on 05/14/2009 6:25:33 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OMG...didya hear a man landed on the moon

haha sorry had to be a smart*ss...simply because we, of sane mind and soul, knew this all along :)


6 posted on 05/14/2009 6:45:32 PM PDT by wheresmycheckbarry?
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To: Cicero
I wonder if Obama is going to threaten the NYT and CNN with IRS audits now as well?

The worthless little POS already made a thinly veiled threat at the ASU officials recently for not giving him an honorary diploma.

Obama = Scumbag

7 posted on 05/14/2009 6:45:45 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: Cicero
CNN also reported it, strangely enough.

Makes you wonder what the truth is.

8 posted on 05/14/2009 6:47:46 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Damage control to throw Nancy overboard....

The sharks will not fill their bellies, this is far from over.

Maybe the wheels are finally coming off the bus.

9 posted on 05/14/2009 6:50:23 PM PDT by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012)
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To: Prole

Goodbye Nancy!


10 posted on 05/14/2009 6:51:39 PM PDT by appeal2 (People don't cause depressions, central banks and governments do!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This was part of the letter released along with some memos on April 16. The media apparently forgot to notice.
11 posted on 05/14/2009 6:56:53 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: taildragger
Maybe the wheels are finally coming off the bus.

The good guys have got to continue to loosen the lug nuts. Keep hammering!

12 posted on 05/14/2009 7:02:33 PM PDT by meyer (Obama is to the USA as Mugabe is to Zimbabwe.)
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To: devolve; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; MeekOneGOP; dixiechick2000; Lady Jag; 2ndDivisionVet; FARS; ...
THE LOOK OF LOVE


13 posted on 05/14/2009 7:15:03 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch

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Very good potlatch

Dark thoughts!


14 posted on 05/14/2009 7:21:54 PM PDT by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hey kids! Let*s elect a confessed cokehead! . . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: devolve

Thanks devolve.


15 posted on 05/14/2009 7:23:39 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the credibility of a claim depends solely on whose mouth spits it out. If its a baby killing closet homo, its credible.


16 posted on 05/14/2009 7:25:03 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: potlatch
WOW! THAT brings back some memories...!!!   Thanks!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSlnRwxed9c
17 posted on 05/14/2009 8:56:20 PM PDT by Seadog Bytes (OPM - The Liberal 'solution' to every societal problem. (Other People's Money))
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To: Seadog Bytes

I should have linked the song to it but didn’t. Thought the title was apt but it’s too good a song to associate with Obama, lol.

Thanks for the youtube link.


18 posted on 05/14/2009 9:00:34 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I see. We don’t torture (we were repeatedly assured) and besides, it worked. Why should anyone believe these sorry liars?

You know what? I don’t care if it works. It’s wrong. Do you get the concept of “wrong”? Do you understand that naked utility is not sufficient for a Christian (you are a Christian, right?) The morality of an act is not contingent on its effectiveness. Please try to understand that — or else stop calling yourself a Christian.


19 posted on 05/15/2009 6:52:23 AM PDT by Romulus ("Ira enim viri iustitiam Dei non operatur")
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To: Romulus
Get bent.
20 posted on 05/15/2009 7:00:14 AM PDT by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: Darksheare

;^)


21 posted on 05/15/2009 7:02:41 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Romulus
I don’t care if it works. It’s wrong.

Actually it isn't wrong. Jesus himself advocated putting a millstone around someones neck and throwing him or her in the river.

Who are you to argue with Jesus?

22 posted on 05/15/2009 7:03:22 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Romulus

“I don’t care if it works. It’s wrong.”

So you’d rather have people DIE because information that could easily have been extracted was instead left alone?
You would rather consign people to needless death?
And you call YOURSELF a christian?
There are PAGANS that are more righteous than you.


23 posted on 05/15/2009 7:06:15 AM PDT by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: Romulus

If the act of torture in defense of this country is wrong, then so is dropping a bomb on an enemy emplacement. So is one of our soldiers shooting an enemy. So is a tank firing into a building of hostiles.

All of these acts are done in the interest of defending this country. If we can’t do one, then we shouldn’t do any of them. Let’s just quit and go home.


24 posted on 05/15/2009 7:07:47 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: tioga

:-[ Vlah! vlah!
*chuckle*


25 posted on 05/15/2009 7:09:07 AM PDT by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: potlatch

Wow....that will be a classic for awhile....


26 posted on 05/15/2009 9:17:35 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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