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Waterboard Abdulmutallab!
Power Line ^ | December 31, 2009 | John Hinderaker

Posted on 12/31/2009 1:46:38 PM PST by yoe

That's what voters say, according to today's (Rasmussen survey:)

Fifty-eight percent (58%) of U.S. voters say waterboarding and other aggressive interrogation techniques should be used to gain information from the terrorist who attempted to bomb an airliner on Christmas Day.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 30% oppose the use of such techniques, and another 12% are not sure.

There's this, too:

Seventy-one percent (71%) of all voters think the attempt by the Nigerian Muslim to blow up the airliner as it landed in Detroit should be investigated by military authorities as a terrorist act. Only 22% say it should be handled by civilian authorities as a criminal act, as is currently the case.

My conclusion: the debate is over, and Dick Cheney won it.


TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; flight253; hindraker; interrogation; mccainwontlikeit; sanity; torture; waterboarding
Obama, McCain, and others make a big fuss about "torture" here at home but allow it to go on elsewhere in the world. McCain was tortured by the Vietnamese, really, really, really tortured...waterboarding is NOT torture.

John's conclusion is above questioning.

1 posted on 12/31/2009 1:46:39 PM PST by yoe
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To: yoe
While we are at it, waterboard Robert Gibbs, imagine the things he might admit...


2 posted on 12/31/2009 1:49:32 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: yoe

I remember this old episode of Dr Who...all the people were required to watch the news each night and then push a button on their tv set to vote on what should be done by the government in various instances - punishments for crimes, taxes raised or lowered, should we kill all the rich people, etc...often times, polls reported as news remind me of this absurd logical conclusion to polling and focus groups to see what our leaders should do before they do it...


3 posted on 12/31/2009 1:50:07 PM PST by stefanbatory (Weed out the RINOs! Sign the pledge. conservativepledge.org)
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To: yoe
I would call Jack Bauer..., you'll have your information in a few minutes... :-)


4 posted on 12/31/2009 1:50:09 PM PST by Star Traveler (At Christmas - remember to keep "Christ" in the One-World Government that we look forward to)
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To: yoe

Waterboard?
Crappola, put a bullet in each knee and point the gun at his Johnson and then ask him a question or two.


5 posted on 12/31/2009 1:50:24 PM PST by Joe Boucher (This marxist punk has got to go.)
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To: yoe

If John’s conclusion is that this clown doesnt need waterboarding, then I question it,

I question it wholeheartedly.

Make use of any device we have to keep these people from bringing mass death to Americans, Anything else is horse crap.

Odumnbo made a big mistake in outlawing waterboarding, I fear that decision will lead to American deaths, and he wont be able to blame that on Bush.


6 posted on 12/31/2009 1:50:40 PM PST by Venturer
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To: yoe

It probably wouldn’t have been necessary to waterboard him if they’d just asked him some questions.


7 posted on 12/31/2009 1:52:19 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

Ask him “What color was the Boathouse at Hereford?”

See what he says....


8 posted on 12/31/2009 1:57:50 PM PST by jessduntno ("The system is working just as it should..." - Jan "The Man" Napolitano)
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To: yoe

lol the libs have lost this argument.


9 posted on 12/31/2009 2:01:03 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: yoe
In other news, 81% of voters would approve the following waterboarding scenario:



Now that's a Happy New Year!
10 posted on 12/31/2009 2:03:30 PM PST by LostInBayport (When the riders in the cart outnumber those pulling the cart, the cart stops moving. My back hurts.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Somebody slap a beret on Gibbs.


11 posted on 12/31/2009 2:04:39 PM PST by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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To: a fool in paradise

12 posted on 12/31/2009 2:07:04 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: yoe

If another Yemen terrorist strikes (successfully or not) the Zero is screwed.

It won’t take a very smart opponent to bring up this “Doomsday Scenario”. It will be his “Dukakis Moment”.


13 posted on 12/31/2009 2:07:17 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: yoe
Obama and company are going to have blood on their hands if any future terrorist attacks succeed and that guy is sitting in a jail cell lawyered up.
14 posted on 12/31/2009 2:07:51 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: F15Eagle

I suspect that Rush is in the hospital as we speak, waiting for nightfall so he can peruse a copy of the Obama BC in the hospital’s files < /justatheory >


15 posted on 12/31/2009 2:09:11 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
He is playing a high stakes game.

..and we are the pot they are playing for.

16 posted on 12/31/2009 2:09:45 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: yoe

A spray bottle of rubbing alcohol aimed at his crotch might do wonders...


17 posted on 12/31/2009 2:11:16 PM PST by mowowie
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To: yoe

Why do people simultaneously post things to “Extended” and “Editorial?” Is this even an editorial?


18 posted on 12/31/2009 2:11:47 PM PST by presidio9 (I once spent a year in Philadelphia, I think it was on a Sunday -WC Fields)
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To: yoe

Lock him is a room w/ me for 1 hour and I’ll make him confess to things he hasn’t even done.


19 posted on 12/31/2009 2:12:26 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: Joe Boucher
Pointing a gun at his goneson wont accomplish much. Just tell him that since he just became a soprano, allow us to introduce him to the ones the TV show was based on.
20 posted on 12/31/2009 2:15:11 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Hehe - what hospital is he in?

Somebody said no hospital has ever claimed Barry. I don’t know how to validate that. Interesting, if true.


21 posted on 12/31/2009 2:16:27 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: US Navy Vet

I don’t care if they stick a cattle prod up his butt, keep Americans safe.


22 posted on 12/31/2009 2:17:25 PM PST by hondo1951 (i live in happy valley, but i'm not happy, BUT I'M TRYING)
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To: Joe Boucher

LOL!


23 posted on 12/31/2009 2:18:08 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne Get Well Rush!)
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To: yoe
waterboard? hell, skin that POS alive... then set his wretched azz on fire!!!
24 posted on 12/31/2009 2:20:42 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: F15Eagle
Actually, Barry was reportedly born at one hospital, and then the wire services and some other websites scrubbed their information and revised with the name of another hospital (the one that now celebrates his birth there).

And no, I don't honestly think that Rush had ulterior motives for going to the hospital (and it isn't even the same one). Just some NYE levity.

25 posted on 12/31/2009 2:24:42 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: yoe
Should we waterboard him before or after he gets his US taxpayer paid, state-of-the-art skin grafts?
26 posted on 12/31/2009 2:26:48 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: jessduntno

How about, “Have you picked your feet in Poughkipsi?” (sp?)


27 posted on 12/31/2009 2:28:00 PM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: yoe

I don’t think EIT were needed at all with this clown. He was singing like a canary until we lawyered him up. Just send him to Gitmo, or the Cook County or NYPD’s Detectives’ room.


28 posted on 12/31/2009 2:30:55 PM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: a fool in paradise

“Just some NYE levity”

Oh, I knew. But it would be funny.

Maybe Barry will spend the $12 between golf and basketball.

Then again ...


29 posted on 12/31/2009 2:36:05 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: shalom aleichem

It is too late now. No US judge will give him up to another system.
They could have had him in Gitmo in hours after landing in Deetroit.
Who is his lawyer..BTW?


30 posted on 12/31/2009 2:37:17 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: US Navy Vet

You’re too kind — it should not have to take that long.


31 posted on 12/31/2009 2:50:39 PM PST by 353FMG (Save the Planet -- Eliminate Socialism)
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To: yoe

Waterboard, hell. Just pour rock salt on what’s left of his junk.


32 posted on 12/31/2009 2:55:28 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: mware

Do you really think that Obama and company will care, and do you really think that the lethargic American public will hold their feet to the fire?

How can you be so cruel to suggest violence to get to the truth? Let’s try kindness instead even if the result is more acts of terrorism.


33 posted on 12/31/2009 3:03:02 PM PST by 353FMG (Save the Planet -- Eliminate Socialism)
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To: yoe

Bush would and we would be be safer for it.


34 posted on 12/31/2009 3:28:24 PM PST by R0CK3T
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

This panty bomber wouldn’t care if his nuts were shot off. He might like it if they were removed and replaced with binary explosives installed by a jihadist plastic surgeon and detonated by a penile-implant installed by another of them. Thus the juvenile jihadist would have the best of all possible Islamic worlds. He could die from playing with himself on a plane full of Christians. On the other hand, his 72 virgins will be a bit disappointed with the scraggly remains of his manly organs and will rejoice for whatever hangnails they have been blessed with.


35 posted on 12/31/2009 3:30:46 PM PST by mathurine
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To: 353FMG

I want to prolong my pleasure.


36 posted on 12/31/2009 3:37:55 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: yoe

Now that it’s public knowledge, waterboarding can’t work anymore, because the person will know they’re not really in any danger.


37 posted on 12/31/2009 4:04:04 PM PST by grundle
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To: mware

My loyalty for the Zero is not in play, he must be playing for the Moron Vote.


38 posted on 12/31/2009 4:14:50 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
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Can a GOOD Samaritan use force to save lives?
39 posted on 12/31/2009 7:05:44 PM PST by syriacus
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To: yoe
Tonight on Fox, Krauthammer said the terrorist (when arrested) said he had information of 'more attacks'...

..but then he got lawyered up and refuses to talk.

Does Obama even CARE what happens to us??????

This guy has info, and they allow him to lawyer up?

40 posted on 12/31/2009 7:07:33 PM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: grundle

I’ve been waterboarded, it’s quite effective. I knew I wouldn’t die, but it didn’t matter even though I knew it was only training...it was very uncomfortable and will make you spill some info just to get them off you for the moment. Repeated “drownings” will break you eventually. It’s not torture in my opinion as it does not permanently disfigure or affect your health. But it will show you what you’re made of.

Personally I’d cut his fingers off one joint at a time until I got what I wanted, McVain be dammed.


41 posted on 12/31/2009 7:23:00 PM PST by Glock17 (Aim Center Mass)
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