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Early Reviews: (Oscar Favorite) 'Zero Dark Thirty' Vindicates Bush, Cheney, Waterboarding
Andrew Breitbarts Big Hollywood ^ | 17 Dec 2012 | by AWR Hawkins

Posted on 12/18/2012 10:38:31 AM PST by drewh

Early reviews indicate that "Zero Dark Thirty" may not be the pro-Obama propaganda film everyone feared it would be. Far from it, early screeners are talking foremost about how the film provides a vindication of the George W. Bush administration's use of enhanced interrogation techniques.

Particularly waterboarding.

Therefore, instead of being a film about what Obama has done, "[Zero Dark Thirty] subtly presents President Obama and by extension the entire Democrat establishment and its supporters in the media as hindering the effort to find bin Laden by politicizing [enhanced] interrogation techniques and striking a pose against them that was naive at best."

The vindication of the use of such techniques is so clear that reviewers in European newspapers have already begun to criticize the film's so-called glorification of "torture."

Moreover, even a New York Times' reviewer recently wrote, "[the film] presents the kind of torture which Cheney advocated -- but that president Obama ended -- as something of an information extracting necessity, repellent but fruitful."

The film turns on how a female CIA analyst pieced together information spanning years of terrorist detainee interrogations -- including interrogations involving waterboarding -- intelligence work, and other sources from both the Bush and Obama presidencies, to ascertain where bin Laden might be.

Without the information gleaned from enhanced interrogation techniques, would she have ever been able to do this? Early reviewers say the answer provided from the film is clear, and that answer is -- "no."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California

1 posted on 12/18/2012 10:38:39 AM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

First The Hurt Locker now this movie....if I didn’t know any better I would suspect that Kathryn Bigelow would be a closeted Conservative in Hollywood, an extremely pretty closeted Conservative well at least on national security issues and foreign policy.

2 posted on 12/18/2012 11:15:30 AM PST by Merta (Like Joe Jones, but in reverse, I talk too much.)
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To: drewh

When you hear people saying ‘torture doesn’t work’ for getting information they simply don’t know what they are talking about. It absolutely does. It will give you good and bad information.

However, there are fields of studies such as data mining that are very good at picking out patterns. If you torture 10 people that know something you will fairly easily be able to get to the information with those patterns.

It is used as punishment and for info. And it is effective at both. People may hate the idea, but it has saved a lot of lives since 9/11.

3 posted on 12/18/2012 11:19:25 AM PST by Monty22002
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To: drewh
Some people involved in the "enhanced interrogation techniques" have said that waterboarding was used to break the will of the subject. Afterward, infomation obtained was during normal interrogation.

It's so funny that the Bush administration waterboarded three guys early in its first term. It had not been used for years.

Obama reserved the same powers for himself but libtards make it sound like he changed anything.

It's also noteworthy that Obama's policy is to blow up suspected terrorists and anyone around them. There are no pieces of them left that are big enough to interrogate. But Obama's some kind of human rights icon. Would you rather have water poured in your nose or have you and your family blown to bits by a missile?

4 posted on 12/18/2012 1:49:27 PM PST by Dilbert56
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To: Dilbert56

Just saw the movie and it was great.

Yes it pointed out that all the Gitmo and other stuff led to the intel that found where Obama Bin Laden lived.

The Obama administration was looking for confirmation 100% that he was there and they could not confirm things because all the Gitmo people were lawyered up and if you asked them they would only use their lawyers to inform Bin Laden of that they knew where he was.

The messenger was one of eight brothers who all looked alike. The woman in real life who did this was one tough smart cookie.

5 posted on 12/19/2012 2:15:54 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

Pardon me, my mistake “Osama” Bin Laden, not Obama Bin Laden.
How could I have done this? PARDON me.

6 posted on 12/19/2012 2:17:35 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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