Skip to comments.GOP beats back sneak attack on CIA interrogators
Posted on 02/25/2010 9:36:53 PM PST by george76
Earlier today while the nation was focused on health care Oba-Kabuki, Andy McCarthy sounded the alarm on a Democrat sneak attack on CIA interrogators:
The Obama Democrats have outdone themselves.
While the country and the Congress have their eyes on todays dog-and-pony show on socialized medicine, House Democrats last night stashed a new provision in the intelligence bill which is to be voted on today. It is an attack on the CIA: the enactment of a criminal statute that would ban cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.
The provision is impossibly vague who knows what degrading means? Proponents will say that they have itemized conduct that would trigger the statute (Ill get to that in a second), but it is not true. The proposal says the conduct reached by the statute includes but is not limited to the itemized conduct. (My italics.) That means any interrogation tactic that a prosecutor subjectively believes is degrading (e.g., subjecting a Muslim detainee to interrogation by a female CIA officer) could be the basis for indicting a CIA interrogator.
The act goes on to make it a crime to use tactics that have been shown to be effective in obtaining life saving information and that are far removed from torture.
The Dems lied, transparency died.
Shout about this one from the rooftops.
(Excerpt) Read more at michellemalkin.com ...
You gotta like the irony of being saved from communists by McCarthy...
Is this nation getting ready to vomit out Democrats in 2010 and 2012 or isn’t it?
“Is this nation getting ready to vomit out Democrats in 2010 and 2012 or isnt it?”
Cripes, I hope so...I mean, that is how a body rejects poison, right?
The Commie ‘RATS will do anything to protect their Islamofascist terrorists pals. America, we’ve got a problem.
That means any interrogation tactic that a prosecutor subjectively believes is degrading (e.g., subjecting a Muslim detainee to interrogation by a female CIA officer) could be the basis for indicting a CIA interrogator.
Hmmmm could the female CIA officer then claim discrimination?
All theses silly rules seem to knot up on each other.
Joe McCarthy was a great man. He was tarred and feathered by the liberals and the NY TIMES. You need to read Annie Coulter’s ‘Treason’ before you embarrass yourself again!
“You need to read Annie Coulters Treason before you embarrass yourself again!”
You need to explain how I embarrassed myself...I don’t know WTF you think I meant or why YOU think I need to read anything.
The RATS stepped in it big on this one and got caught. I doubt the enemedia will put this out tomorrow but there’s a chance.
Maybe they can put that ban on cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment into the healthcare bill.
The commies will keep trying but the tea party effort has awakened a sleeping giant...
Read what I wroonte, Poindexter! Joe McCarthy was a patriot!
Read what I wrote, Poindexter! Joe McCarthy was a patriot!
“Read what I wrote, Poindexter! Joe McCarthy was a patriot!”
No shit. When did I say he wasn’t? If a General came forward and beat the snot out of the Taliban and won the war and his name was Patton and I said “that’s ironic” would I be insulting Patton? You really shouldn’t shoot from the lip.
~~Always watch what the other hand’s doing .... PING!
~ ~ ~
” A controversial bill that would have levied criminal punishments on intelligence officers for harsh interrogations was pulled Thursday evening.
House Republicans charged Democrats with trying to sneak a provision into the intelligence authorization bill that would establish criminal punishment for CIA agents and other intelligence officials who engage in cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment during interrogations.
Democrats inserted an 11-page addition into the bill late Wednesday night as the House Rules Committee considered the legislation.
The provision, previously not vetted in committee, applied to any officer or employee of the intelligence community who during interrogations engages in beatings, infliction of pain or forced sexual acts. The bill said the acts covered by the provision would include inducing hypothermia, conducting mock executions or depriving the [detainee] of necessary food, water, sleep, or medical care.
The language gave Congress the discretion to determine what the terms mean, and it would have imposed punishments of up to 15 years in prison, and in some cases, life sentences if a detainee died as a result of the interrogation.
Republicans criticized the language and the way it was introduced.
This will fundamentally change the nature of the intelligence community by creating a criminal statute governing interrogations, said Rep. Pete Hoesktra (R-Mich.).
He added that it had appeared out of nowhere in a managers amendment.”
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.