Skip to comments.CONFIRMED: Interrogation techniques DID aid in our fight against Al Qaeda
Posted on 05/14/2009 5:53:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
From the NYT, of all places:
WASHINGTON 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 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 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 sistertoldjah.com ...
Has someone kidnapped the editor of the NYSlimes?
Sister Toldjah doesn’t seem to provide a link to the NYTimes article. I googled around and found it here:
CNN also reported it, strangely enough.
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 :)
The worthless little POS already made a thinly veiled threat at the ASU officials recently for not giving him an honorary diploma.
Obama = Scumbag
Makes you wonder what the truth is.
The sharks will not fill their bellies, this is far from over.
Maybe the wheels are finally coming off the bus.
The good guys have got to continue to loosen the lug nuts. Keep hammering!
Very good potlatch
the credibility of a claim depends solely on whose mouth spits it out. If its a baby killing closet homo, its credible.
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.
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.
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?
“I dont care if it works. Its 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.
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.
:-[ Vlah! vlah!
Wow....that will be a classic for awhile....
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