Skip to comments.DEF SEC Panetta Admits that CIA Used the Information from Waterboarding to Capture Osama Bin Laden
Posted on 02/03/2013 7:42:36 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Defense Secretary Panetta admits that CIA used the information from waterboarding to capture Osama Bin Laden
Controversial film Zero Dark Thirty has graphic waterboarding scene
Director Kathryn Bigelow says all information in the film was based on 'first hand accounts' of what happened but now Senator disputes theory
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that some of the information that was used to locate and kill Osama bin Laden was attained using torture.
The admission comes after months of speculation about the role that waterboarding plays in CIA interrogations following its graphic depiction in the Oscar-nominated film Zero Dark Thirty.
'In order to put the puzzle of intelligence together that led us to Bin Laden, there were a lot of pieces out there that were a part of that puzzle. Yes, some of it came from some of the tactics that were used at that time, interrogation tactics that were used, Panetta said Sunday during an appearance on Meet The Press.
'But the fact is we put together most of that intelligence without having to resort to that.
'First of all, its a movie, let's remember that. I lived the real story with the Bin Laden operation.
This is not the first time that Panetta, who is portrayed by James Gondolfini (sic) in the controversial film, has admitted that American investigators were aided by the information gathered using torture.
Even in the months prior to the release of the film in December, many were raising concerns about the graphic torture scene that takes up much of the first fifteen minutes of the movie.
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Surf’s up! Grab your waterboards!
So, Obama owes his only real success to waterboarding, which Bush implemented and Obama opposed.
I’m having a hard time finding a problem with this practice. When in war, what must be done, must be done, within reason. I may be wrong—but if it led to the killing of Osama...good on the U.S. military. They have their priorities in order.
“Surfs up! Grab your waterboards!”
That’s what I love about Americans....the optimism, humor and free spirit. Thanks for your post. :)
Those qualities are probably part of why the radical Islamists hate us.
Oh! Where’s the pic of Rage Boy when you need him. LOL!
Yeah, I saw this flick last week.And according to this film,
the U.S. Navy Seals don’t exist as far as this raid goes. It makes it look like the CIA did everything. They were the Alpha and the Omega of the operation. But I guess that makes Obamas CIA look good.
Just stick their head into the toilet for a few rounds of
“FIND THE QUARAN....” until they confess.
Since this was a cross border operation could not be done
by US military forces
The Seals were “loaned” to the CIA for the operation to give
US diplomatic cover
Panetta didn't say anything about water boarding. Just sayin'. I wouldn't call water boarding torture anyway.
You missed a key scene or two.
“capture Osama Bin Laden” I thought they killed him.
Some please ‘splain’ something to me, how did we capture a dead man?
Someone please ‘splain’ something to me, how did we capture a dead man?
Thanks DogByte6RER. The “hungry rat in the head-fitting cage” technique also works, as our wartime allies the Soviets discovered.