Skip to comments.Obama: U.S. 'crossed a line' and tortured after 9/11 attacks
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 ...
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...
The fool should shut his mouth.
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.
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.
The fool should have shut up years ago.The spew continues.
He really loathes this country, which he purports to “lead.”
I have been severally tortured by the government since January 2009. I would rather have been waterboarded.
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
He is no fool. He is destroying America from within on purpose and a majority of your fellow voting Americans helped.
Don’t speak for the United States Hussein, you are not even part of us you Indonesian muzzie.
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?
So 3 terrorists were water boarded and most of the Special Forces, Seals and such are water boarded in their training.
0bama has crossed all sorts of lines, including the Rubico.
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....
I thought Obama said , We Tortured Some FOLKS(The members of one’s household; especially one’s parents and immediate family)
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.
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...
More narcissistic Orwellianisms from this psycho.
BO doesn’t torture, he just goes ahead and kills them with drones.
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???
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?
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.
Obama treats our enemies as innocent civilians. He then militarizes our police so we citizens can be treated as the enemy
Did it ever occur to him that the information he got for the Bin Laden Raid (Operation Neptune Spear) came from those interrogations?
Our “president” is all about “equality” don’t ya know.
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.
Where’s Dick Cheney to tell him to go to hell? Bush won’t.
...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).
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.
Gee I'm glad he kept stuff out.
“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. . .
...as he checks off names on the daily disposition matrix.
American Whitey has a duty to lay down and die at the hands of Muslims for some contrived guilt.
“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...........
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.
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.
And guess what [E]bama -- Americans don't care if we tortured those beasts. They are lucky we didn't kill them.
And the Muslims cross the line every day. Stuff it Obama, you are a worthless piece of trash.
Hold everything! Does Resident Torture Expert john McCain know about this?
After 911 WE crossed a line?????????
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.
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.
Agreed. Why is it even a topic now with Gaza, Ebola and Immigration beleagering now?
"Free Republic is here to continue fighting for independence and freedom and against the unconstitutional encroachment of ever expanding socialist government...
We believe in the founding principles with all our hearts and mean to defend them to our dying breath..."
A statement only a ANTI AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC COMMUNIST who despises the country could make.
Agreed. It’s disgusting.
Fock the fraud that occupies the WH. Commie pink fag.