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Obama: 'We Tortured Some Folks' [Go Tell That To Daniel Pearl's Family]
LATimes ^ | August 1, 2014 | KATHLEEN HENNESSEY

Posted on 08/01/2014 5:41:13 PM PDT by Steelfish

Obama: 'We Tortured Some Folks'

By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY In startlingly blunt phrasing, President Obama on Friday acknowledged the CIA’s use of brutal interrogation tactics in the years after the Sept. 11 attack, even as he defended the agency’s top spy, who is a veteran of the era.

“We tortured some folks,” Obama said to reporters during a news conference Friday. “We did some things that were contrary to our values.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: counterterrorism; september12era
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I think he's hitting back at Cheney and Bush
1 posted on 08/01/2014 5:41:13 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Could we call it living Free?


2 posted on 08/01/2014 5:44:15 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Steelfish

We have ALL been tortured since Commie Obama was elected..do we get some kind of compensation for that


3 posted on 08/01/2014 5:47:41 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Steelfish

So freaking tired of this “folks” crap. Educated adult professionals just don’t continually talk like that about serious matters.


4 posted on 08/01/2014 5:48:11 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Steelfish

What is his point?

We were savagely attacked on 9/11 by people who are not navel gazing about how they didn’t live up to their highest ideals. Nobody in a wartime situation lives up to the letter of their highest ideals.

This is Saul Alinsky horse blank. One of Alinsky’s rules for radicals is that you make your enemies live up to their own standards, otherwise you call them out for their hypocrisy.

So in this case, Obama is going Alinsky on America, saying we didn’t live up to our highest ideals in what we did in a response to 9/11.

And I don’t give a blank that Obama and liberals want to be so self critical of our own country. Not when feral savages are still at war with us, still wanting to destroy our way of life.


5 posted on 08/01/2014 5:49:13 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Steelfish

6 posted on 08/01/2014 5:50:35 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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Six Million fingers? Try 100 Million!


7 posted on 08/01/2014 5:50:45 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

He’s shotgunning issues to detract from his conspiracies to weaken the country and Israel.

Every other day or so he brings up a minor issue or something from the past and the media reports it as if it’s a top 5 issue of the day.

This week is started with the WH talking about impeachment.


8 posted on 08/01/2014 5:51:59 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Steelfish
Barry, your buddy John hanoi Kerry sure tortured a lot of people calling us baby killers and war criminals getting the public to call veterans baby killers and worse then calling the current veterans terrorists. What a warped bunch you are.
9 posted on 08/01/2014 5:53:47 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: morphing libertarian
Every other day or so he brings up a minor issue or something from the past and the media reports it as if it’s a top 5 issue of the day.

He's a masterful agitator, in the worst sense of the word, while he's completely inept in every other respect.

10 posted on 08/01/2014 5:54:15 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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How about one billion ... Down ... We don’t fool around!


11 posted on 08/01/2014 5:54:29 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Steelfish

Yes, Mr. President Obama, and you KILLED some “folks” with your drones. And you proudly claim that you are good at killing people. At least the “folks” survived the torture Bush/Cheney inflicted on them.


12 posted on 08/01/2014 5:55:54 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I can barely watch or read news any more without a rise in BP.

Krauthammer just said we gave 11 bill for Iran to talk to us and now we have given them 2.5 bill more. All this bribery and nothing in return. The Hero of Benghazi is just sloughing money to terrorists and enemy states.

How many more things have to be wrong and even dangerous, before we remove the guy?


13 posted on 08/01/2014 5:57:08 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Steelfish
He smells like John Kerry at the Winter Soldier stuff...

Since when does any administration admit expediencies used unless they want to hurt the country?

It isn't like they were caught running guns to drug cartels or something.

14 posted on 08/01/2014 5:57:39 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Steelfish

Obama’s talking about his co-religionists.


15 posted on 08/01/2014 5:57:59 PM PDT by Corey Ohlis (Visualize Swirled Peas)
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To: Steelfish

Nah, wants to feel da love again.! These issues are what he used to get elected, he is using the same tired crap to fire up the voters in November. I look for Valerie Plame, AbuGraib, Katrina, and no WMDs in Iraq to be trotted out real soon.


16 posted on 08/01/2014 5:58:33 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Chgogal

yes, and one day missions will be sprayed and that day could be today. A cloud hangs.


17 posted on 08/01/2014 5:58:48 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Steelfish; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


18 posted on 08/01/2014 5:59:30 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Steelfish

“WE” didn’t torture anyone. The Federal Government tortured “some folks”.

I feel like the Federal Government is an alien presence squatting on the Potomac.


19 posted on 08/01/2014 5:59:57 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Smokin' Joe; JoeProBono

seen Joe ... Joe?


20 posted on 08/01/2014 6:00:29 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Chgogal

Shows the power of the evil US media.

During Bush: created “outrage” over Abu Ghraib (underwear on head) and Gitmo (waterboarding).

During Baraq: cheered on dozens of deadly drone attacks


21 posted on 08/01/2014 6:00:55 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Steelfish

Yo, B.O., whine for me sissy-boy.


22 posted on 08/01/2014 6:01:46 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Amagi

Might want to listen ... Amagi.


23 posted on 08/01/2014 6:03:39 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
One of Alinsky’s rules for radicals is that you make your enemies live up to their own standards, otherwise you call them out for their hypocrisy.

This has been SOP for the left even if they never read Rules for Radicals.

Manipulative POSs inuitively pull this cr@p, looking for ways to accuse while normal, lawful people are content to go about their days in peace.

These people calculate 24/7, all for evil intent. How pathetic is that? Insecure sickos on power trips. Explains where the modern crop of LEOs is coming from.

Like the badge-rage LEOs, this POSOTUS isn't one of us. Cast out the bondwoman and her son...

24 posted on 08/01/2014 6:04:41 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: JoeProBono
Maginot?
25 posted on 08/01/2014 6:05:18 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Steelfish

FUBO!!! YOU are contrary to our values! You’re just another lyin’ muslim POS.


26 posted on 08/01/2014 6:08:19 PM PDT by LibWhacker (A New WPA: Hire blacks to surround illegal enclaves and round up job-stealing illegal aliens)
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To: Steelfish

President Barack O’Bozo has been torturing the entire country for 5 1/2 years.


27 posted on 08/01/2014 6:08:41 PM PDT by Iron Munro (IRONY)
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To: LibWhacker; All

Why on earth would he open his mouth & admit anything? Friggin traitor.


28 posted on 08/01/2014 6:12:08 PM PDT by PenguinM
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To: morphing libertarian

I suspect those weren’t bribes, it was just a means for Obama to fund our enemies.


29 posted on 08/01/2014 6:14:07 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Steelfish

“Folks”

What a dick...


30 posted on 08/01/2014 6:20:26 PM PDT by clintonh8r (It's possible to love your country and hate your government. I'm proof of it.)
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To: Steelfish

The torture began January 20, 2009.


31 posted on 08/01/2014 6:21:21 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

McCain and the Gay Kenyan, two flies on the same pile of Sh!t.

Waterboarding is Not Torture!


32 posted on 08/01/2014 6:26:27 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Steelfish

Paul Johnson

33 posted on 08/01/2014 6:26:55 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: wetgundog
yep, if it saves Americans lives they hate you ... Bet you do not care if they hate you, cause neither do I. Rock 'em and we'll roll as at 911.
34 posted on 08/01/2014 6:30:13 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Steelfish

If so, why is Obama continuing to use Rendition of prisoners to other countries Clinton and Bush did? Why is Garcia Vega still used as a Rendition station?

www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/renditions-continue


35 posted on 08/01/2014 6:34:56 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: Jet Jaguar; All
Hey OBummer!

1) What you mean "we" Kemosabe?

2) If water-boarding is torture, then just about every Soldier, Sailor, Marine or Airman who has made it through Special Ops training has a cause of action to lay before the World Court.

Please indulge me if I post what may seem to be a slightly off-topic question.

Why should we beat our collective breasts over a few terrorists who were subjected to intense interrogation techniques - not torture - but intense interrogation - and at the same time express no concern for the subjection of our own troops - volunteers - citizen soldiers - patriots - who freely go into harm's way to secure Freedom for people in far-off countries - and are constrained to operate under the most draconian ROE's ever imposed on our Armed Forces?

I thank the Lord for our men and women who go into combat for us day in and day out, as I thank the Lord for the agents, both military and civilian, who extract vital intelligence from recalcitrant detainees.

They save lives every day. Their service and sacrifice keeps us safe.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

36 posted on 08/01/2014 6:40:51 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in Battle!)
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To: Steelfish

Since he’s so good at pointing the finger at other leaders, how’s he doing in Iraq and Iran or anywhere else? Bush was a master compared to this Bozo.

Pray America wakes up


37 posted on 08/01/2014 6:42:05 PM PDT by bray (Palin/Bibi 2016)
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Two zzzs/// or Royal Flush?


38 posted on 08/01/2014 6:42:12 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Steelfish
"Folks"

I can't take much more of this....

39 posted on 08/01/2014 6:49:35 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: Steelfish

Obama frames terrorists as “folks” as if they stepped out of a Norman Rockwell print. FUBO!


40 posted on 08/01/2014 6:56:36 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: wolf24

New Morning ... New Day.


41 posted on 08/01/2014 7:01:48 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Steelfish

This DISTRACTION is not going to work


42 posted on 08/01/2014 7:01:57 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: molson209

Is new ... We might be Hot Blooded but we want to kill? Read my mind and let me lay it on the line ... It is up to you!


43 posted on 08/01/2014 7:05:02 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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I dream of you ....


44 posted on 08/01/2014 7:12:10 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Steelfish

So I suppose this was the whole point of his appearance today in which he didn’t really answer questions - he wanted to throw this distraction out there.

The effing SOB!


45 posted on 08/01/2014 7:14:53 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Lazamataz

Am being too much? Talk about the reasons, please! Daylight?


46 posted on 08/01/2014 7:17:39 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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She’s running pretty good ... Let it Roll! My mistakes get high?


47 posted on 08/01/2014 7:21:07 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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Roar? Roar!


48 posted on 08/01/2014 7:24:32 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Lazamataz

I miss you, Laz!


49 posted on 08/01/2014 7:29:08 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“So freaking tired of this “folks” crap. Educated adult professionals just don’t continually talk like that about serious matters.”

He’s just “playing American”; he’s about as American as kabob and bean pies...


50 posted on 08/01/2014 7:31:17 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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