Skip to comments.Hoekstra: Democrats will try to pass McDermott interrogation bill again
Posted on 02/27/2010 9:53:56 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Republicans stopped a provision that establishes criminal penalties for CIA officers that use cruel, inhuman or degrading interrogation methods from making it into the Intelligence bill passed Friday but the leading Republican on the House intelligence committee said that provision is hardly dead.
This is not the last time well see the McDermott stuff, Rep. Pete Hoekstra told The Daily Caller of the legislation authored by Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott. It will come back. They will find every way that they can to make it law.
Hoekstra said the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Intelligence chairman Rep. Silvestre Reyes, who have such a distaste for the rank and file in the CIA, will use whatever tools at their disposal to find other ways to make this law.
Hoekstra said he thinks Pelosi and Reyes, on the same day President Obama held his highly publicized health-care summit, were hoping nobody would notice, they were pushing the legislation through, trying to sneak it through.
Even several Democratic members, Hoekstra said, told him Thursday night when they realized the interrogation amendment made it into the intelligence bill that they had no idea why the speaker and Reyes would put this in.
The McDermott Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment amendment seeks to set punishment for agents who use illegal techniques. McDermott spokesman Ed Shelleby could not be reached for comment, but McDermott said in a statement that his amendment is based on the Army Field Manuals definition as acceptable and unacceptable interrogation tactics.
Brutal interrogations are not an effective tool to collect information, and whats worse, they actually may produce unreliable information, McDermott added.
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I’ve got an outstanding idea. The next time America is attacked, we send the lowlife politicians like McDermott to fight the war and send the military up to Capitol Hill to write the rules about how the war can be fought. Sounds like a good plan to me.
The Democrats want to destroy our intelligence gathering and defense capabilities. Their dedication to use all means possible to destroy the US is unwavering.
But don’t you dare call them weak on the war on terror or defense.
Maybe the CIA could compromise with McDermott and Pelosi. If it looks like the interrogee is interested in attacking either of those two, the CIA promises to treat the interrogee kindly. Otherwise, no promises.
McDermot-rot must be recalled. Should have been recalled years ago. Has to go and get the hell out of our house.
I wonder if Pelsoi will allow to use the comfy chair?
I like this Mr. Hoekstra. What district does he represent? Thank you.