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Obama overrules Senate, declares CIA’s Bush-era tactics ‘torture’
Hotair ^ | 08/01/2014 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 08/01/2014 1:55:52 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

President Barack Obama was halfway out the door, joking with his counterparts in the press that he had not yet been wished a happy birthday, when a chorus of uniform questions from the assembled reporters forced him to address the recent admission that CIA Director John Brennan’s intelligence agency had improperly spied on the Senate.

On Thursday, the CIA admitted that intelligence operatives tapped into computers linked to staffers with the Senate Intelligence Committee in March. Those computers contained documents pertaining to an ongoing investigation into the agency’s Bush-era enhanced interrogation techniques.

The report, which is set to be declassified, already has human rights activists expressing frustration over the fact that it reportedly refused to call the tactics CIA operatives engaged in “torture.” The Daily Beat’s Josh Rogin and Eli Lake explained why: “[T]he report will not accuse the CIA outright of ‘torture,’ an accusation that could have political, diplomatic, legal, and even criminal implications,” their dispatch read.

They noted that a secret version of the Senate report has already been seen by key officials, but a declassified version will likely leak out almost immediately after it begins circulating around Washington.

The president chose not to wait and, amid a response to the serious allegation that the CIA spied on Congress while the agency was being investigated, declared that the United States of America “tortured some folks.”

“We did some things that were contrary to our values,” the president added.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antiamericanism; bush; hypocrite; obama; obamagotgaddafi; obamapresser; senate; torture; warcrimes

1 posted on 08/01/2014 1:55:52 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
distraction...


2 posted on 08/01/2014 1:56:33 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: SeekAndFind

He had the ask for the question....I believe the dope with the question forgot to ask it when it was supposed to be asked.


3 posted on 08/01/2014 1:59:20 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“We did some things that were contrary to our values,” the president added.

Preparing to preserve our posterity is contrary to
HIS values, how dare WE???


4 posted on 08/01/2014 2:02:06 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SeekAndFind
declared that the United States of America “tortured some folks.”

Maybe they wuz jus hatin' all the time. Or maybe they were treatin him like a dog.

5 posted on 08/01/2014 2:03:56 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SeekAndFind

POS. He is torture to American values and our Republic.


6 posted on 08/01/2014 2:07:38 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: SeekAndFind

Those on FR who agree with Barry that the CIA “tortured” prisoners should note that not even the Democrat Senate agrees with them.


7 posted on 08/01/2014 2:08:30 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama is evil........


8 posted on 08/01/2014 2:08:31 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

Just another idiot statement from our Idiot-In-Charge...


9 posted on 08/01/2014 2:09:16 PM PDT by Fedupwithit (If you never stop giving, they will never stop taking...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama overrules Senate, declares CIA’s Bush-era tactics ‘torture’

why say this now ? Is something about to hit the News about Obama Admin ?


10 posted on 08/01/2014 2:09:18 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: SeekAndFind

“We did some things that were contrary to our values,” the president added.
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... And, under his breath and not audible to the surrounding reporters, the President muttered: “And we can surely exploit this news by blaming Bush which should drum up a few more votes for our side in November”.


11 posted on 08/01/2014 2:10:29 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (Remember Mississippi)
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To: SeekAndFind

No Osama, YOU have done things contrary to our values. Did I say Osama? Close enough.


12 posted on 08/01/2014 2:22:43 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: SeekAndFind


13 posted on 08/01/2014 2:24:10 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obama's Storm of Illegal immigrants, aka, new democRat voters and his 2016 FDR 3rd term attempt!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The worst of the so-called tortures were somewhere between a fraternity hazing and a facet of special forces training.


14 posted on 08/01/2014 2:44:14 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: tet68

Pronoun abuse ought to be grounds for impeachment.


15 posted on 08/01/2014 2:48:28 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Huh, some of his Muzzie pals must be spilling the beans about how much help His Majesty King Barry is sending them.
16 posted on 08/01/2014 2:48:54 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: All

“We did some things that were contrary to our values,” the president added.

Like murder 3 American citizens without process of law? Obama has killed as many American citizens (3) without due process of law as GWB waterboarded.

Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta: Lawsuit Challenging Targeted Killings

https://www.aclu.org/national-security/al-aulaqi-v-panetta

The Drone That Killed My Grandson

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/18/opinion/the-drone-that-killed-my-grandson.html?_r=1&;


17 posted on 08/01/2014 2:52:46 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (‘You can avoid reality, but you can’t avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.’)
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To: colorado tanker
Of course they tortured them.

So what?

18 posted on 08/01/2014 2:54:00 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. Hat)
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To: All

19 posted on 08/01/2014 2:54:46 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (‘You can avoid reality, but you can’t avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.’)
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To: SeekAndFind
“tortured some folks.”

Including our own troops who undergo water-boarding as part of training.

20 posted on 08/01/2014 2:58:16 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Jim Noble
Because torture has a legal definition and engaging in it is a federal crime. Many Democrats want Holder to bring prosecutions against the CIA interrogators and have them thrown in prison.

That's so what. It's not a word that should be tossed around lightly and I'm glad to see the Senate report doesn't.

21 posted on 08/01/2014 3:01:12 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: SeekAndFind

The Hero of Benghazi had to get his beauty sleep rather than allow the evacuation four brave Americans in Libya who were subsequently butchered. But it just raises the hackles on his neck to know that mass murdering terrorists were subjected discomfort during a legal interrogation.


22 posted on 08/01/2014 3:32:33 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: SeekAndFind

The ultimate POS he is: he took advantage of information gained by so-called torture and did his victory laps when Navy Seals, acting on that information, hit Bin Laden. Now, he turns against the very thing that enabled him to brag about something accomplished by men far better than he will ever dream to be. I despise him more every day. He’s a truly awful person and a worse president.


23 posted on 08/01/2014 3:46:20 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: colorado tanker

I doubt you will find anyone on FR who agrees with the traitor in chief on this. If you do, I hope they receive the Zot!


24 posted on 08/01/2014 4:06:02 PM PDT by ohioman
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To: SeekAndFind

Why would they wish him a happy birthday?


25 posted on 08/01/2014 4:07:54 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: ohioman

Oh, you’d be surprised . . .


26 posted on 08/01/2014 4:33:02 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Hotlanta Mike
“We did some things that were contrary to our values,” the president added.

>>Like murder 3 American citizens without process of law?

Like aided in the torture, abuse, and murder of a POW, then cackle with glee and take credit for his criminal death.

"WE came, WE saw, HE DIED!!!" - Sec. of State Hillary Clinton on the murder of Momar Gaddafi.

#DONTSHOOTDONTSHOOT

There are war criminals in the White House alright. BO knows this is so. Distraction and misdirection are his only card.

27 posted on 08/02/2014 8:06:09 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: tet68
Preparing to preserve our posterity is contrary to HIS values, how dare WE???

HIS values include defending Islamic jihadists.

HIS values include the destruction of the traditional definition of marriage.

HIS values include the suppression of Christian beliefs in the military and corporate world.

Long ago he was asked what "sin was", he said it's that which goes against "his" values. God didn't figure into it.

28 posted on 08/02/2014 8:09:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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