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  • Bush: "Damn Right" I Approved Waterboarding

    11/04/2010 8:01:38 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies · 1+ views
    <p>In a memoir due out Tuesday, Bush makes clear that he personally approved the use of that coercive technique against alleged Sept. 11 plotter Khalid Sheik Mohammed, an admission the human rights experts say could one day have legal consequences for him.</p>
  • Sept. 11 mastermind was waterboarded 183 times in delousing effort

    08/11/2010 9:04:50 PM PDT · by orwell2112 · 8 replies
    wineandexcrement.com (satire) ^ | Aug. 10, 2011 (republished) | Sisyphus
    WASHINGTON – Responding to Justice Department memos declassified by the Obama administration last week, former Bush administration officials claim that CIA agents who repeatedly waterboarded Sept. 11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed were not bent on torture but simply treating a raging case of head lice and dandruff. Fecal Harpy, a spokeswoman for former Vice President Dick Cheney, said Obama’s decision to release the memos had forced Cheney and other members of the Bush administration to counter with their own disclosures of sensitive information. Cheney was a tireless advocate of waterboarding in the aftermath of 9-11. “We hate to do this,...
  • Omission cited in destruction of interrogation videos

    07/28/2010 12:56:57 PM PDT · by begemot2 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2010 Jul 26 | Matt Apuzzo
    Officer left names of lawyers off note By Matt Apuzzo Associated Press / July 26, 2010, Monday WASHINGTON — When the CIA sent word in 2005 to destroy scores of videos showing waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics, there was an unusual omission in the carefully worded memo: the names of two agency lawyers. [...] But when the CIA’s top clandestine officer, Jose Rodriguez, told a colleague at the agency’s secret prison in Thailand to destroy interrogation videos, he left the lawyers off the note. [rest of article deleted for copyright reasons]
  • George Bush admits US waterboarded 9/11 mastermind (Says He'd have done it again if it saved lives)

    06/03/2010 10:09:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies · 863+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 06/03/2010 | Paul Owens
    George Bush admitted the US waterboarded 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed. George Bush admitted yesterday that Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, was waterboarded by the US, and said he would do it again "to save lives". "Yeah, we waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed," the former president told a business audience in Grand Rapids, Michigan. "I'd do it again to save lives." Waterboarding is a simulated drowning technique that the Obama administration has said is torture. Mohammed was captured in Pakistan in 2003 and is the most senior al-Qaida operative in US custody. In his speech, Bush...
  • 'I'd do it again' former President Bush tells Grand Rapids crowd about waterboarding terrorists

    06/03/2010 7:07:35 AM PDT · by pissant · 28 replies · 1,317+ views
    M-Live ^ | 6/3/10 | Ted Roleofs
    GRAND RAPIDS -- Former President George W. Bush was by turns affable, relaxed -- and deadly serious in his local appearance Wednesday. "Yeah, we water-boarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed," Bush said of the terrorist who master-minded the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington. He said that event shaped his presidency and convinced him the nation was in a war against terror. "I'd do it again to save lives."
  • Katee Sackhoff on 24 and the nlikely thrill of being waterboarded [Spoiler warning]

    05/05/2010 3:06:59 PM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 22 replies · 1,383+ views
    Movieline ^ | May 3, 2010 | Kyle Buchanan
    [...] Your character got waterboarded in last week’s episode. What was your reaction when you got that script? Well, when I first read it, I thought, “It’s about time they do something to this poor girl.” [Laughs] I was excited to do it because I’ve never been waterboarded, and I thought it would really be kind of fun. We tried to do it with a tube in my mouth, which just made it completely difficult, so I was like, “You guys are just gonna have to waterboard me.” They were like, “Are you sure you’re OK?” and I was like,...
  • Waterboarding is Cruel and Inhumane; let’s vaporize them instead!

    03/18/2010 7:34:27 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies · 202+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-18-10 | Wordsmith
    “we will be reading Miranda rights to the corpse of Osama bin Laden,” -Attorney General, Eric Holder, March 16, 2010 President Obama may have felt squeamish about the belly slap and facial holds implemented by the CIA on 30% of the 100 or so graduates of the CIA program (that gave us upward of 60% of what we learned about al Qaeda), including the 3 waterboardees, but he certainly has no qualms over the killing of 400-500 militants, along with those civilians unfortunate enough to have been in the vicinity of Drone attacks. The latest to bite the dust is...
  • CBS's Bob Schieffer: White House May Have to Waterboard Dems to Pass Health Care

    03/15/2010 10:34:49 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies · 1,396+ views
    CBS's Bob Schieffer: White House May Have to Waterboard Dems to Pass Health Care By Alex Fitzsimmons Created 03/15/2010 - 12:51 The White House may have to waterboard its congressional allies to compel enough Democrats to support the health care bill and Congress will definitely have to raise taxes if the bill passes, insisted Bob Schieffer, host of Face the Nation on CBS, this morning on The Early Show. [Audio available here [1].] As liberals focus on extending coverage to millions of uninsured Americans, Schieffer departed from the liberal talking points by pointing out that the current bill would definitely...
  • Waterboarding For Dummies

    03/10/2010 9:22:39 AM PST · by Humbucker · 37 replies · 987+ views
    Salon.com ^ | Mar 9, 2010 | Mark Benjamin
    Interrogators pumped detainees full of so much water that the CIA turned to a special saline solution to minimize the risk of death, the documents show. The agency used a gurney "specially designed" to tilt backwards at a perfect angle to maximize the water entering the prisoner's nose and mouth, intensifying the sense of choking – and to be lifted upright quickly in the event that a prisoner stopped breathing. The documents also lay out, in chilling detail, exactly what should occur in each two-hour waterboarding "session." Interrogators were instructed to start pouring water right after a detainee exhaled, to...
  • Newly Released CIA Memos-Additional Proof That Congress Knew All About Waterboarding

    03/08/2010 8:53:00 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 88+ views
    The LID/Judicial Watch ^ | 3/8/2010 | The Lid
    Last month the CIA released the first batch of documents regarding congressional briefings on enhanced interrogation techniques(EITs). The documents were released on judges orders based on a freedom of information act request by Judicial Watch. That initial batch proved that Speaker Nancy Pelosi was lying when she said she wasn't told about EITs: Last year, Pelosi said she was only briefed once on the advanced interrogation methods, in September 2002. At the time, Pelosi was the House Minority Whip and top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. She said in May 2009 that CIA briefers told her that "the use...
  • U.S. Rep. William Delahunt shells out $500G from coffers (the next Dem to retire?)

    02/27/2010 4:10:55 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 21 replies · 668+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/26/2010 | Jessica Van Sack
    U.S. Rep. William Delahunt blew nearly $560,000 in campaign cash last year - much of it on lavish meals and a family-friendly payroll that includes his ex-wife, son-in-law and daughter - stoking speculation the Quincy Democrat is emptying his war chest and won’t seek re-election. -snip- Delahunt told the Herald last week that he was still weighing whether to seek re-election, but Democratic Party sources have privately indicated his departure is anticipated - and expected to draw a host of candidates-in-waiting out of the woodwork.
  • Dems' Sneak Attack on CIA Fails

    02/25/2010 9:35:59 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 7 replies · 674+ views
    Powerlineblog.com ^ | 02/26/10 | John Hinderaker
    While our attention was elsewhere, the Democratic Party launched a disgraceful sneak attack against our intelligence professionals. The Democrats attempted to subject anyone who interrogates a terrorist in a less than gentle manner--for example, by "exploiting the phobias of the individual," which refers to the notorious caterpillar in the cell--to 15 years' imprisonment. As usual, Andy McCarthy blows the whistle on the Democrats' perfidy: [T]his shows how politicized law-enforcement has become under the Obama Democrats. They could have criminalized waterboarding at any time since Jan. 20, 2009. But they waited until now. Why? Because if they had tried to do...
  • While America is Distracted by Health Care Summit The House is Going to War Against the CIA

    02/25/2010 1:04:07 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 13 replies · 331+ views
    The Lid/washington examiner/NRO ^ | 2/25/2010 | The Lid
    While we are all distracted by the health care summit the House has decided to declare war on the CIA. Just before the debate began on the 2010 Intelligence Authorization Act (H.R. 2701) it was learned that the progressive Democrats have slipped into the bill a new provision that would establish criminal punishments for CIA agents and other intelligence officials who engage in "cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment" during interrogations. The amendment, called the "Cruel, Inhuman And Degrading Interrogations Prohibition Act" of 2010, lists several prohibited acts, including waterboarding, "forcing the individual to be naked, perform sexual acts, or pose...
  • CIA briefed 68 lawmakers on interrogation program

    02/24/2010 2:17:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 799+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/23/10 | David Alexander
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – CIA officials briefed at least 68 U.S. lawmakers between 2001 and 2007 on enhanced interrogation methods like simulated drowning that were being considered or used against captured al Qaeda members, .. The once-secret CIA papers, obtained in a lawsuit by the conservative legal foundation Judicial Watch, shed new light on which lawmakers knew the details of the controversial interrogation program and when. ... The declassified memos show the program began after the capture of al Qaeda lieutenant Abu Zubaydah, a Saudi-born Palestinian .. In a statement to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence dated April 12, 2007,...
  • New CIA Evidence Reveals Pelosi Lied About No Water Board Briefings

    02/23/2010 7:52:12 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 12 replies · 755+ views
    The LID/Judicial Watch ^ | 2/23/2010 | The Lid
    Today was the beginning of the era of reckoning for Nancy Pelosi's claims about the CIA briefings on water boarding You may remember that Pelosi first denied being briefed about enhanced interrogation techniques, then said she was briefed but was never told they would be used, and finally she was told but didn't say anything because there was nothing she could do about it. And throughout it all, she claimed that the CIA lied to her. For his part, Leon Panetta, Democrat, former Bill Clinton Chief of Staff, and head of the CIA, sent a letter to his troops that...
  • CIA: Pelosi Was Briefed about Water Boarding, Advised It Was in Use, & Raised no Objections

    02/23/2010 4:46:04 AM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 36 replies · 1,368+ views
    FOX News ^ | Feb. 23, 2010
    TV report, no article yet
  • Cleared ! Bush-Era Lawyers Cleared of Misconduct For Water-Boarding Memos

    02/19/2010 7:07:22 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 4 replies · 298+ views
    The Lid/Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/19/2010 | The Lid
    Six months ago Attorney General Holder announced an unprecedented investigation. For the the first time in American History, a new administration had launched a politically motivated legal investigation against its predecessor, as the Obama administration went after the lawyers who wrote the legal decisions blessing enhanced interrogation techniques such as water-boarding for the Bush Administration." This evening the two lawyers John Yoo and Jay Bybee were cleared of professional misconduct in connection those memorandums authorizing harsh interrogations. Interestingly, the ethics lawyers in the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), concluded that two department lawyers had demonstrated “professional misconduct.” It said the...
  • Media Uses Story of Child Abuse as a Teachable Moment of Bush-Era “Torture” Practices

    02/09/2010 9:48:09 AM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies · 291+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-08-10 | Wordsmith
    This story, about a U.S. soldier who abused his child by holding her head under water for not saying her abc's, is disgusting: An Army sergeant who served in Iraq for 15 months has been restricted to his Washington military base after being accused of waterboarding his 4-year-old daughter because she refused to recite her ABCs. But what I'd like to take umbrage with is how the media has decided to take this act of child abuse and water torture to draw an equivalence to the CIA enhanced interrogation program, which included the waterboarding of 3 known high-value terrorists, resistant...
  • US soldier gives four-year-old daughter 'waterboarding' over alphabet

    02/08/2010 8:42:28 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 75 replies · 1,882+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 02/08/2010
    Joshua Tabor allegedly told police he had used the technique because he was angry and knew his daughter was scared of water. The 27-year-old, who had recently gained custody of the young girl, said she "squirmed" as he pushed her under the water three or four times, it was claimed. Waterboarding is a controversial torture technique used by the CIA to interrogate al Qaeda suspects at Guantanamo Bay, where water is poured over detainees so they think they are drowning. Mr Tabor, from the Lewis-McChord base in Tacoma, Washington, was arrested after he was seen wearing a Kevlar military helmet...
  • Pelosi Forced To Face Truth Court Orders CIA To Release Documents From Briefings About Waterboarding

    02/02/2010 12:05:34 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 9 replies · 1,094+ views
    The LID/Judicial Watch ^ | 2/2/2010 | The Lid
    There is that old adage, It isn't paranoia if they really are out to get you. And there certainly is a little of that in the CIA briefing exploits of Nancy Pelosi, but the truth is most of her embarrassment last spring was self-inflicted. The worst part of it all (for her) is that she probably still doesn't get it. But she will have an opportunity to get it now. The US District Court for the District of Columbia has Ordered the CIA to turn over all documents relating to congressional briefings on “enhanced interrogation techniques.”
  • Obama-Holder: Bush Lawyers Off The Hook In Torture Investigation - Or Are They?

    01/31/2010 5:35:38 PM PST · by JLWORK · 3 replies · 319+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog.com ^ | January 31, 2010 | John L. Work
    I do not believe any announcement that comes out of the Obama Administration until I see the action match the words. An anonymous legal source has informed Carrie Johnson of the Washington Times that two high-level Bush Administration attorneys will not face sanctions for formulating policies that allowed water-boarding and harsh interrogations of terrorists like Khalid Shaikh Mohammed following the 9/11 attacks. We’ll just see about that. The American Left and its partner, The World of Islam, are not going to like this announcement – not one bit. This is not the end of the Bush-Cheney investigation drama. Persecuting them...
  • Pelosi Misleading the People of the United States of America

    01/30/2010 6:37:27 PM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies · 538+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-30-10 | Wordsmith
    Remember this from May of last year: [VIDEO AT SITE] Since the release of his new book, Courting Disaster, Marc Thiessen has been on fire, making his rounds to promote the book (which is a GREAT thing), while also writing articles to set the record straight on the issue of the CIA and enhanced interrogations. It is critical that the American public understands that we did not compromise our core values, that our CIA did not torture, that media leaks and President Obama's release of the OLC memos damages our national security and benefits al Qaeda; and that the CIA...
  • PELOSI LIES: Could Have Stopped Waterboarding If She Wanted

    01/29/2010 7:55:07 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 2 replies · 185+ views
    The Lid/Washington Post ^ | 1/29/10 | The Lid
    Last April Nancy Pelosi sparked a furor when she claimed that the CIA was always lying to Congress. Additionally her contention was she was briefed by Bush administration officials on the legal justification for using water boarding, but they never told her the technique was actually being used. It was the Nancy Pelosi version of "I tried it but I never inhaled." "In that or any other briefing we were not, and I repeat, were not told that waterboarding or any of these other enhanced interrogation techniques were used. What they did tell us is that they had some legislative...
  • Left Gleeful Over Absurd Article Claiming Waterboarding Didn&#8217;t Work

    01/27/2010 3:32:05 PM PST · by Starman417 · 5 replies · 263+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-27-10 | Curt
    "CIA Man Retracts Claim on Waterboarding" Yup, thats the headline the lefties are jumping all over today from Foreign Policy. The article purports: Well, it's official now: John Kiriakou, the former CIA operative who affirmed claims that waterboarding quickly unloosed the tongues of hard-core terrorists, says he didn't know what he was talking about. Of course there is more than meets the eye on this story. The fact of the matter is that Kiriakou says he "didn't know what he was talking about" because he wasn't in the room when the waterboarding took place. The whole piece uses over 900...
  • Christiane Amanpour Gets "Bitch-Slapped" For Lying By Marc Thiessen During Interview

    01/21/2010 7:44:21 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 34 replies · 2,071+ views
    The Lid/Human Events/Cnn ^ | 1/21/10 | The Lid
    Christiane Amanpour, the Chief international correspondent of Cable News Network grew up in Tehran where her father was a shill for the Shah's government. Since that the overthrow of the of the Shah, Christiane, a Roman Catholic, has been making up for her father's support of the Shah by supporting Islamic Terrorism every chance she has. Christiane cut her teeth on her her one-sided coverage of the conflict in Bosnia. Since then she has continued to support the Islamofacist cause every chance she can; be it her admiration for Yassir Arafat (a terrorist and baby killer) right down the line...
  • Torture: John Yoo v. Jon Stewart

    01/13/2010 4:18:43 PM PST · by Neoavatara · 19 replies · 941+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | January 13, 2010 | Neoavatara
    Oh, liberals were waiting for this…and must be so disappointed. Jon Stewart…facing the man that wrote those evil ‘terror’ memos that allowed Bush and Cheney to waterboard. And what happened?
  • Rasmussen: 58% Favor Waterboarding of Plane Terrorist to Get Information

    01/04/2010 7:55:04 AM PST · by fightinJAG · 44 replies · 1,049+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | Dec 31, 2009 | Rasmussen
    Fifty-eight percent (58%) of U.S. voters say waterboarding and other aggressive interrogation techniques should be used to gain information from the terrorist who attempted to bomb an airliner on Christmas Day. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 30% oppose the use of such techniques, and another 12% are not sure. Men and younger voters are more strongly supportive of the aggressive interrogation techniques than women and those who are older. Republicans and voters not affiliated with either major party favor their use more than Democrats.
  • Waterboarding and the Lungs

    01/04/2010 2:59:36 AM PST · by Phantom4 · 10 replies · 639+ views
    The Independent
    http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2007/10/31/2007-10-31_i_know_waterboarding_is_torture__because.html
  • Only 30% oppose water-boarding

    01/01/2010 12:34:19 PM PST · by aquapub · 16 replies · 654+ views
    According to a new Rasmussen poll, only the lunatic Democrat fringe (30%) thinks thwarted Christmas bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab should not be water-boarded for critical information on his fellow al Qaida operatives, while 58% favor it. 71% prefer investigating the matter through the military, as an act of war. Apparently, liberals would rather us just continue pretending that the Constitution applies to non-citizens and politely ask foreign terrorists for vital intelligence on their operations. These blood-thirsty savages are at war with our country (whether the left can grasp that or not) and are not going to turn against other jihadists...
  • Rasmussen: 58% prefer the Cheney option on EunuchBomber

    12/31/2009 10:55:51 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 18 replies · 804+ views
    Hot Air ^ | December 28, 2009 | Ed MORRISSEY
    I just call it the Cheney Option because it recalls a time when we treated terrorists as unlawful combatants rather than defendants. Apparently, a healthy majority of Americans agree with that approach. Rasmussen surveyed likely voters about how they would like to see Umar Abdulmutallab interrogated, and 58% said bring on the drips: Fifty-eight percent (58%) of U.S. voters say waterboarding and other aggressive interrogation techniques should be used to gain information from the terrorist who attempted to bomb an airliner on Christmas Day. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 30% oppose the use of such...
  • Waterboard Abdulmutallab!

    12/31/2009 1:46:38 PM PST · by yoe · 40 replies · 1,023+ views
    Power Line ^ | December 31, 2009 | John Hinderaker
    That's what voters say, according to today's (Rasmussen survey:)Fifty-eight percent (58%) of U.S. voters say waterboarding and other aggressive interrogation techniques should be used to gain information from the terrorist who attempted to bomb an airliner on Christmas Day. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 30% oppose the use of such techniques, and another 12% are not sure. There's this, too: Seventy-one percent (71%) of all voters think the attempt by the Nigerian Muslim to blow up the airliner as it landed in Detroit should be investigated by military authorities as a terrorist act. Only 22%...
  • Susan Powell – Another Case For Water Boarding

    12/12/2009 2:27:38 PM PST · by SwaggerStick · 5 replies · 824+ views
    Like the missing KC Anthony case, the missing Susan Powell case is another example where there is a strong suspicion of guilt directed towards one individual. Common sense pointed towards KC Anthony's mother (Casey Anthony) as the responsible person for little KC Anthony’s disappearance. Now, common sense points towards the husband (Josh Powell) as the responsible person for his wife’s disappearance. The husband claims he left their home at midnight with his two sons, ages two and four, to go camping. Either this guy is an idiot, a murderer, or both an idiot and murderer. Loved ones anguished for months...
  • Seven Former CIA Directors Tell Obama--> STOP the Holder CIA Inquisition

    09/18/2009 1:22:17 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 582+ views
    Fox News / The Lid ^ | 9/18/09 | The Lid
    "Elections have their consequences." In countries without the democratic tradition of America, those consequences may include putting the former leaders in jail, or worse. But that has never been the tradition in the US. The history of America has been that those consequences have been political, a change in policy, appointment of advisers who were hated by the old regime, etc. But has not been the Obama way. Since his election, Obama and his team have attempted to appease their political left by publicly denouncing the Bush Administration's national security policies which kept us safe, even as they claimed Obama...
  • Democrats + National Security = Disaster

    09/07/2009 6:12:31 AM PDT · by jim byrd · 210+ views
    Jim Byrd ^ | 08/04/2009 | Jim Byrd
    The Democrat-led Congress are battlers, nothing less than rabid war mongers. They have declared war, and have engaged in unrelenting battle upon battle against morality, the rule of law, the Constitution, individual rights, and national sovereignty since ascending to the leadership of Congress in 2006. Prior to the 2006 election, they issued threats and rattled their sabers, but all was for naught, as the adults were in charge of tempering their tantrums.
  • Chris Matthews: Waterboard SEALs, Not Terrorists

    09/01/2009 4:05:44 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 29 replies · 1,220+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | September 1, 2009 | David Forsmark
    As predicted, Chris Matthews could hardly contain himself reacting to former Vice President Dick Cheney, (or Chee-neey, as Matthew peculiarly insists on over-emphasizing with the relish pretentious liberals used to affect when saying “Nee-ah-rrrah-wah” during arguments over the Contras and the Sandinistas). Cheney’s blockbuster interview on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace had all the usual suspects screaming in outrage Monday, with Matthews’ reaction particularly self-revealing, thanks to California Congressman Duncan Hunter. There was plenty of the usual blather about how we should be above this, misapplications of the Geneva Conventions, whether it works, and the like (issues we will...
  • Documents say McCain OK'd CIA interrogation methods [McCain caught lying?]

    09/01/2009 3:46:15 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 2,350+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2009-09-01
    Link only, per FR copyright and excerpt rules
  • Did Waterboaring JUST THREE Terrorists Save American Lives?

    09/01/2009 5:33:34 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 702+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-31-09 | Mike's America
    You be the judge. A remarkable article in the Washington Post describes how cooperative Khalid Sheikh Mohammed became after tough interrogations!You'll want to read the whole article. Here's an excerpt: How a Detainee Became An Asset Sept. 11 Plotter Cooperated After Waterboarding By Peter Finn, Joby Warrick and Julie TateWashington Post Saturday, August 29, 2009 After enduring the CIA's harshest interrogation methods and spending more than a year in the agency's secret prisons, Khalid Sheik Mohammed stood before U.S. intelligence officers in a makeshift lecture hall, leading what they called "terrorist tutorials." ... Speaking in English, Mohammed "seemed to relish...
  • Former CIA Big Shot Says Obama Declared War on The CIA

    08/31/2009 8:18:00 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 15 replies · 1,050+ views
    Newsmax/The Lid ^ | 8/31/09 | The Lid
    Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican, who called last week's move by attorney general Holder moves a "declaration of war." Indeed it is. The move by Holder which undoubtedly is orchestrated by President Obama is just the latest blow in a war declared by the White House against the CIA and in the end, the American People Do not believe that the Holder offensive has anything to do with "morality or torture." In the Investigator General's report released at the same time as Holder's announcement of a special prosecutor, the evidence shows that every time there was a hint...
  • Dick Cheney Was Right About Waterboarding Terrorists

    08/31/2009 7:44:13 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 3 replies · 552+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 31, 2009 | Claude Cartaginese
    The leftist cable programs have been, for some time now, completely fixated upon the idea of prosecuting members of the administration of former President George Bush--especially former Vice-President Dick Cheney--for their role in the enhanced interrogation techniques (or, “torture,” in the leftist lexicon) of captured Islamist terrorists. From far-left Rachel Maddow to ultra-left Amy Goodman and her Marxist Democracy Now! network, there has been a concerted effort to link Cheney’s name with the “torture” of prisoners’ accused of being al-Qaeda operatives and sympathizers. Goodman’s Democracy Now!, for example, reported last week that a recently released 2004 CIA report on prisoner...
  • AG Holder's War on CIA Having Desired Effect-->Agency Morale Plummeting

    08/30/2009 7:31:39 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 16 replies · 1,021+ views
    Washington Post/The Lid ^ | 8/30/09 | The Lid
    During his interview with Chris Wallace today, former Vice President Dick Cheney was asked about the effect of Attorney General Holder's investigation of the CIA and enhanced interrorgation techniques: Well, you think, for example, in the intelligence arena. We ask those people to do some very difficult things. Sometimes, that put their own lives at risk. They do so at the direction of the president, and they do so with the -- in this case, we had specific legal authority from the Justice Department. And if they are now going to be subject to being investigated and prosecuted by the...
  • Full Transcript of Dick Cheney/Fox News Sunday Interview

    08/30/2009 12:04:03 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 732+ views
    Fox News / The Lid ^ | 8/30/09 | The Lid
    In today's interview with Chris Wallace, former VP Dick Cheney really goes after some of Obama policies, and reminds us of things we may have forgotten, such as the fact that there were two previous investigations of the CIA's execution of enhanced interrogation techniques, one by the Justice Department. He also clears up some of the initial reports about his relationship with former President, indicating the reports of a spat between the two are way overblown. Cheney is also not a big fan of Bill Clinton's recent trip to North Korea. Read the full interview below:
  • The 'Most Prolific' Detainee

    08/30/2009 7:50:31 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 1 replies · 431+ views
    On March 1, 2003, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), the principal planner of the September 11 attacks, was captured in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. U.S. interrogators quickly went about the business of getting him to talk, and for good reasons. KSM's operatives were already here, inside America, planning attacks. Shortly after KSM was detained, an Ohio-based truck driver named Iyman Faris was arrested by the FBI. Faris had reportedly been under suspicion beforehand, but U.S. authorities suddenly determined that they had to arrest him. It turned out that Faris, an al Qaeda-trained sleeper agent, had been dispatched to the United States by KSM...
  • How a Detainee (Khalid Sheikh Mohammed) became an Asset

    After enduring the CIA's harshest interrogation methods and spending more than a year in the agency's secret prisons, Khalid Sheik Mohammed stood before U.S. intelligence officers in a makeshift lecture hall, leading what they called "terrorist tutorials." In 2005 and 2006, the bearded, pudgy man who calls himself the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks discussed a wide variety of subjects, including Greek philosophy and al-Qaeda dogma. In one instance, he scolded a listener for poor note-taking and his inability to recall details of an earlier lecture.
  • How a Detainee Became An Asset Sept. 11 Plotter Cooperated After Waterboarding

    08/29/2009 1:12:50 PM PDT · by StandUpChuck · 6 replies · 1,111+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Saturday, August 29, 2009 | Peter Finn, Joby Warrick and Julie Tate
    In 2005 and 2006, the bearded, pudgy man who calls himself the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks discussed a wide variety of subjects, including Greek philosophy and al-Qaeda dogma. In one instance, he scolded a listener for poor note-taking and his inability to recall details of an earlier lecture. Speaking in English, Mohammed "seemed to relish the opportunity, sometimes for hours on end, to discuss the inner workings of al-Qaeda and the group's plans, ideology and operatives," said one of two sources who described the sessions, speaking on the condition of anonymity because much information about detainee confinement...
  • Washington Post Figures it Out--Waterboarding Works !!

    08/29/2009 11:16:32 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 4 replies · 568+ views
    Washington Post/The Lid ^ | 8/29/09 | The Lid
    Who'd have thought it? On the front page of today's Washington Post is an astounding revelation. OK maybe not so astounding. Actually its something that most logical people figured out a long time ago. But it is astounding that the Washington Post has finally figured out this most obvious fact, waterboarding has worked to help us stave off more terror attacks. After enduring the CIA's harshest interrogation methods and spending more than a year in the agency's secret prisons, Khalid Sheik Mohammed stood before U.S. intelligence officers in a makeshift lecture hall, leading what they called "terrorist tutorials." In 2005...
  • How a Detainee Became An Asset - Sept. 11 Plotter Cooperated After Waterboarding

    08/29/2009 12:58:59 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 1,557+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2009 | Peter Finn, Joby Warrick and Julie Tate
    After enduring the CIA's harshest interrogation methods and spending more than a year in the agency's secret prisons, Khalid Sheik Mohammed stood before U.S. intelligence officers in a makeshift lecture hall, leading what they called "terrorist tutorials." In 2005 and 2006, the bearded, pudgy man who calls himself the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks discussed a wide variety of subjects, including Greek philosophy and al-Qaeda dogma. In one instance, he scolded a listener for poor note-taking and his inability to recall details of an earlier lecture. Speaking in English, Mohammed "seemed to relish the opportunity, sometimes for hours...
  • Newly Released CIA Documents Prove Pelosi Knew About Water Boarding

    08/28/2009 8:13:41 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 24 replies · 1,071+ views
    IBD/The Lid ^ | 8/28/09 | The Lid
    Last April Nancy Pelosi sparked a furor when she claimed that the CIA was always lying to Congress. She also claimed that she was briefed by Bush administration officials on the legal justification for using water boarding, but they never told her the technique was actually being used. It was Nancy Pelosi version of "I tried it but I never inhaled." "In that or any other briefing we were not, and I repeat, were not told that waterboarding or any of these other enhanced interrogation techniques were used. What they did tell us is that they had some legislative counsel...
  • Beheading or Water Boarding which is torture? Waterboarding video

    08/11/2009 5:33:54 PM PDT · by FromLori · 6 replies · 503+ views
    E Mail | 8/11/09
    We need to have better protection for American citizens and our nation. Is water boarding torture? Watch this and decide. Then think if you would like to have this as a means available to determine how to save the life of the "victims" targets. Assume the "victim" of the water boarding is targeting you and your family, your children, do you still think this is torture? This is about the least offensive means of getting a fanatic terrorist, who rather die and get his virgins in heaven! Failure to recognize the brutal nature of the enemy and their refusal to...
  • Criminal Investigation Into CIA Treatment Of Detainees Expected [Al-Qaeda Rejoices!]

    08/08/2009 6:16:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies · 902+ views
    LATimes ^ | August 08, 2009
    Criminal investigation into CIA treatment of detainees expected Insiders say Atty. Gen. Eric Holder is close to naming a prosecutor to look into reports of excessive waterboarding and other unauthorized methods. Convictions could be hard to get. Greg Miller and Josh Meyer August 9, 2009 Reporting from Washington -- U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. is poised to appoint a criminal prosecutor to investigate alleged CIA abuses committed during the interrogation of terrorism suspects, current and former U.S. government officials said. A senior Justice Department official said that Holder envisioned an inquiry that would be "narrow" in scope, focusing...
  • Amid Scrutiny, Yoo Pushes Back

    07/27/2009 1:58:52 PM PDT · by stan_sipple · 4 replies · 669+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 7-27-2009 | Carrie Johnson
    Some public figures, if their judgment and ethics come under fire, retreat into solitude. Then there is John C. Yoo. The former Justice Department official, whose memos blessed the waterboarding of terrorism suspects and wiretapping of American citizens, has come out fighting, even as negative assessments of his government service pile up. Last month, a federal judge in California refused to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Yoo of violating a detainee's constitutional rights.