Skip to comments.Bush Attorney General Slams Obama Terror Policies
Posted on 05/07/2011 1:57:28 AM PDT by AustralianConservative
The killing of Osama bin Laden was a great victory for the U.S. intelligence community, but it may well be the last one because of the Obama administrations refusal to use tough tactics such as waterboarding on terror suspects, former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey warns.
The information that led U.S. agents to bin Laden could not have been obtained without stringent interrogation methods, Mukasey writes in The Wall Street Journal.
Consider how the intelligence that led to bin Laden came to hand. It began with a disclosure from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed [KSM], who broke like a dam under the pressure of harsh interrogation techniques that included waterboarding. He loosed a torrent of information including eventually the nickname of a trusted courier of bin Laden, writes Mukasey, who was the nations top law enforcement officer under President George W. Bush from 2007 to 2009.
The Obama administration prevents intelligence officers from doing their work to the best of their ability, he said.
Policies put in place by the very administration that presided over this splendid success promise fewer such successes in the future. Those policies make it unlikely that we'll be able to get information from those whose identities are disclosed by the material seized from bin Laden. The administration also hounds our intelligence gatherers in ways that can only demoralize them, he said in the opinion piece published Friday.
Practices such as waterboarding, in which a suspects head is held underwater until he believes he is drowning, are used only in extreme cases in which agents know the prisoners have vital information, Mukasey said.
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The liberals were grasping at anything and everything to drag down George Bush back then. In so doing, they built a campaign platform out of complete BS. That’s why their hypocrisy is so obvious. They know they can’t stand on that steaming pile so they keep stepping off of it. Pointing it out is too easy.
“Obama Terror Policies “
hmmm....hmmmm.... whom to believe, Mukasey or McCain?
Betcha he didn'tt see any Libyan rebels stringing up innocent blacks and beating them to death as the crowd cheered.
Yet they are the bravest people he ever met.
Is it possible that the “tough” interrogations are being sub-contracted out to allies that don’t have the same squeamishness that the Obama/Holder faction subscribes to?
I can’t believe that the CIA is that cowed.