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Obama: U.S. 'crossed a line' and tortured after 9/11 attacks
CNN ^ | Aug 1, 2014 | Ray Sanchez, CNN

Posted on 08/02/2014 11:29:55 AM PDT by Innovative

"When we engaged in some of these enhanced interrogation techniques, techniques that I believe and I think any fair-minded person would believe were torture, we crossed a line," Obama said. "And that needs to be ... understood and accepted. And we have to, as a country, take responsibility for that so that hopefully we don't do it again in the future."

In the remarks, Obama was referring to a soon-to-be-released Senate Intelligence Committee report detailing the CIA's controversial interrogation and detention program following the 9/11 attacks.

The document is a nearly 700 page summary of the full 6,800 page report that was approved a year and a half ago by a committee sharply divided along party lines.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; interrogation; obama; terrorism; terrorists
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Translation: We mustn't use enhanced interrogation techniques on these darling radical Muslim terrorists, better to have them nuke some US city and have millions of US citizens die, rather than hurt a hair on their cute little terrorist heads.
1 posted on 08/02/2014 11:29:55 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Also in the article:

“In January 2009, President Obama issued an executive order disavowing torture and established a Special Task Force on Interrogation and Transfer Policies. Details of those findings have never been made public.”

I find this quite interesting...


2 posted on 08/02/2014 11:31:02 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

The fool should shut his mouth.


3 posted on 08/02/2014 11:31:25 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Innovative

Lighten up Barry. Nobody shives a git what you think anymore. Even the commie libs ‘RATS are getting tired of all of your bull****. Your 15 minutes are winding down quickly.


4 posted on 08/02/2014 11:32:12 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: Innovative

muzzie terrorists crossed the line and killed 3000 innocent Americans.

I would have preferred to have tortured the muzzies a lot worse than we did.


5 posted on 08/02/2014 11:32:16 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

The fool should have shut up years ago.The spew continues.


6 posted on 08/02/2014 11:33:07 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Innovative

He really loathes this country, which he purports to “lead.”


7 posted on 08/02/2014 11:33:12 AM PDT by Salvey
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To: Innovative

I have been severally tortured by the government since January 2009. I would rather have been waterboarded.


8 posted on 08/02/2014 11:33:37 AM PDT by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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To: Innovative; All

he decries the torturing of terrorists who want to harm America yet he is an accessory to the criminal targeting of taxpaying Americans by his IRS...POS, not POTUS


9 posted on 08/02/2014 11:34:06 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

He is no fool. He is destroying America from within on purpose and a majority of your fellow voting Americans helped.


10 posted on 08/02/2014 11:34:07 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Innovative

Don’t speak for the United States Hussein, you are not even part of us you Indonesian muzzie.


11 posted on 08/02/2014 11:34:14 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: boycott

When you are constrained by the “ROE” and the enemy is not, you just might not make it out alive. Kind of like bad guys carry weapons but law abiding citizens in a lot of places are forbidden to do so. Kinda bass ackwards ain’t it?


12 posted on 08/02/2014 11:34:31 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Innovative
To hard on Islam? Hussain Obama? F-YOU!


13 posted on 08/02/2014 11:35:00 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Innovative

So 3 terrorists were water boarded and most of the Special Forces, Seals and such are water boarded in their training.


14 posted on 08/02/2014 11:36:34 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Innovative

0bama has crossed all sorts of lines, including the Rubico.


15 posted on 08/02/2014 11:36:47 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Innovative

Ok Barry so what’s worse our techniques or filming a video prior to cutting off the persons head. Then distributing it so the family has to suffer.

Also, these individuals aren’t “ folks” they are hardened killers....


16 posted on 08/02/2014 11:36:51 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Innovative

I thought Obama said , We Tortured Some FOLKS(The members of one’s household; especially one’s parents and immediate family)


17 posted on 08/02/2014 11:37:47 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

What does the Current Occupant now squatting in the White Hut know about “crossing lines”?

He has drawn so many “red lines” which have just disappeared into the sand, after they had been crossed and recrossed so many times, that whenever The Won is talking about “crossing a line”, the term is pretty much meaningless.

Talk about lapsed moral authority.


18 posted on 08/02/2014 11:38:50 AM PDT by alloysteel (Most people become who they promised they would never be.)
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To: Innovative

We crossed that line like we should’ve.

I would’ve water boarded every last one of em...with no name vodka or Ever Clear.

Nothing hurts like alcohol in your sinus and lungs...


19 posted on 08/02/2014 11:39:29 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Innovative

More narcissistic Orwellianisms from this psycho.


20 posted on 08/02/2014 11:40:10 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Paladin2

BO doesn’t torture, he just goes ahead and kills them with drones.


21 posted on 08/02/2014 11:40:29 AM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Paladin2

This is Saul Alinsky horse blank.

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

In this case, Obama is calling out Bush and the CIA at the time, for not living up to some alleged standard.

Now, work with me here. If Obama is calling out Bush and the CIA for not living up to the highest ideals, is he calling out an enemy for not living up to the highest ideals? Meaning America is the enemy, per Alinsky criteria??? What is Obama really saying???


22 posted on 08/02/2014 11:41:10 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Innovative

Obama? I’ve heard that name somewhere before... Hmmm... Isn’t he the guy who bragged about being “really good at killing people” with drones without due process of law or a declaration of war?


23 posted on 08/02/2014 11:41:25 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Innovative

This is just a tactic to repudiate George W. Bush administration ... a political ploy. Obama would employ real torture if he really believed he or his family was in danger. We just wouldn’t know about it.


24 posted on 08/02/2014 11:42:30 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: God luvs America

Obama treats our enemies as innocent civilians. He then militarizes our police so we citizens can be treated as the enemy


25 posted on 08/02/2014 11:43:23 AM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Did it ever occur to him that the information he got for the Bin Laden Raid (Operation Neptune Spear) came from those interrogations?


26 posted on 08/02/2014 11:47:55 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: LauraJean

Our “president” is all about “equality” don’t ya know.


27 posted on 08/02/2014 11:48:08 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: Innovative

But mr. mulato killing Americans with drone strikes is okee dokee, not saying that maybe he didn’t need killing just pointing out mr. mulato for the duplicitous sack of excrement he is. Personally I don’t think we gave these “people” enough special attention.


28 posted on 08/02/2014 11:48:50 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Where’s Dick Cheney to tell him to go to hell? Bush won’t.


29 posted on 08/02/2014 11:49:22 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Innovative

...said the man who traded 5 Taliban commanders for 1 America-hating deserter, in a deal brokered by A COUNTRY WHO IS BUSY HELPING HAMAS ATTACK ISRAEL (QATAR).


30 posted on 08/02/2014 11:49:28 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Innovative

In related news, Obama issues Executive Order #38954 abolishing the CIA because of its “crimes against humanity” and replacing its functions with a consortium of Nation of Islam “ministers”, Hamas “diplomats” and exemplary individuals selected by Valerie Jarrett from candidates proposed by George Soros.

/s


31 posted on 08/02/2014 11:54:18 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "Our Emperor may have no clothes, but doesn't he have a wonderful tan" - MSM)
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To: Innovative
US crossed the line in the Presidential election the last two times.

vaudine

32 posted on 08/02/2014 11:54:52 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: Innovative
6,800 pages?!

Gee I'm glad he kept stuff out.

33 posted on 08/02/2014 11:57:11 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: BwanaNdege

“In related news, Obama issues Executive Order #38954 RE-PURPOSING the CIA because of its “crimes against humanity” and replacing its functions with a consortium of Nation of Islam “ministers”, Hamas “diplomats” and exemplary individuals selected by Valerie Jarrett from candidates proposed by George Soros. THE CIA WILL NOW BE DEDICATED SOLELY TO MONITOR CONSERVATIVES AND REPUBLICANS, ESPECIALLY THOSE SERVING IN THE HOUSE OR SENATE TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH OBAMA’S LAWS”

Full quote. . .


34 posted on 08/02/2014 12:03:56 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Innovative

...as he checks off names on the daily disposition matrix.


35 posted on 08/02/2014 12:04:25 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Innovative

Translation:

American Whitey has a duty to lay down and die at the hands of Muslims for some contrived guilt.


36 posted on 08/02/2014 12:08:29 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Innovative

“When we engaged in some of these enhanced interrogation techniques, techniques that I believe and I think any fair-minded person would believe were torture, we crossed a line,” Obama said.

Ah not so much.. I am fair minded, a law abiding citizen and I have no problem with the action taken involving terrorists at war with America...........


37 posted on 08/02/2014 12:09:41 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American. Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: Innovative

The Democrats are trying everything to save themselves. They must have had some horrendous polling numbers this week. I think Nancy Pelosi’s head may actually explode.


38 posted on 08/02/2014 12:15:05 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Innovative
It's all becoming clear to me now.


39 posted on 08/02/2014 12:15:20 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Innovative

The line we crossed was when we elected that Marxist maniac and then did it again just for emphasis. That was a “RED LINE” that never should have been crossed. This nation and perhaps the greatest part of the world may pay for that one for a thousand years.


40 posted on 08/02/2014 12:28:46 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Innovative
""When we engaged in some of these enhanced interrogation techniques, techniques that I believe and I think any fair-minded person would believe were torture, we crossed a line," Obama said."

And guess what [E]bama -- Americans don't care if we tortured those beasts. They are lucky we didn't kill them.

41 posted on 08/02/2014 12:29:00 PM PDT by StormEye
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And the Muslims cross the line every day. Stuff it Obama, you are a worthless piece of trash.


42 posted on 08/02/2014 12:41:41 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Hold everything! Does Resident Torture Expert john McCain know about this?


43 posted on 08/02/2014 12:42:08 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: Innovative

After 911 WE crossed a line?????????

WE?????????

I guess we don’t replay the 9/11 Twin Towers videos on the news enough.

WE BLEEPING CROSSED A LINE. THAT’S RICH, mister president.


44 posted on 08/02/2014 1:08:33 PM PDT by Yaelle
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Mr. President, the Muslims survived the Bush/Cheney enhanced interrogations. The Muslims you droned (without warrant???) did not. For that matter, your administration brags how good you are at killing people.

http://www.progressive.org/obama-brags-hes-really-good-at-killing-people

It's true, not only according to Halperin and Heilemann, but all other available statistics on the matter. Obama is better at killing people than any commander-in-chief to date. Estimates vary, and honestly no one’s bothering to keep track, but 5,000 dead bodies is a decent guess — which is based largely on Sen. Lindsey Graham's tally of 4,700 from last February. It's likely higher by something between “a smidge” to “HolyJeebusGodinHeaven!”

So, woo-hoo, 5,000 terrorists dead, yeah? Would you take no instead?

The actual number of people these figures represent who were really considered a threat to the United States is closer to just 100.

45 posted on 08/02/2014 2:08:38 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: Eric in the Ozarks

Agreed. Why is it even a topic now with Gaza, Ebola and Immigration beleagering now?


46 posted on 08/02/2014 2:13:06 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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47 posted on 08/02/2014 2:13:47 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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A statement only a ANTI AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC COMMUNIST who despises the country could make.


48 posted on 08/02/2014 2:29:16 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: spawn44

Agreed. It’s disgusting.


49 posted on 08/02/2014 2:32:45 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Innovative

Fock the fraud that occupies the WH. Commie pink fag.


50 posted on 08/02/2014 2:38:57 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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