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CIA “deniers” are the new birthers

Posted by: Phineas on May 10, 2011 at 3:23 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Leftist critics of rough interrogation techniques continue to deny –in the face of all evidence– that the techniques used at Guantanamo Bay and in the CIA’s “black prisons” in Eastern Europe contributed in any meaningful way to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Marc Thiessen disagrees, and he cites a source Lefties […]

 

Chris Wallace zings NSA Director Tom Donilon on waterboarding double standards

Posted by: ST on May 10, 2011 at 10:03 am » 4 Comments

Sit back, watch, and smile.  Transcript below (via Greg Pollowitz & RCP).  Wallace: We’ll stipulate — I think we’ll all stipulate — that bin Laden was a monster, but why is shooting an unarmed man in the face legal and proper while enhanced interrogation, including waterboarding of a detainee under very strict controls and limits […]

 

Obama won’t tell Holder to back off on his CIA witch hunt

Posted by: Phineas on May 6, 2011 at 3:52 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Remember, these are the same people who got the initial leads to the courier who eventually lead us to bin Laden. And yet, as reported in this interview with Debra Burlingame, Obama has said that he will not tell Attorney General Eric Holder to end his investigation persecution of these CIA operatives […]

 

Thiessen: US EITs were used to ‘elicit cooperation’ rather than gain intelligence

Posted by: ST on May 5, 2011 at 9:52 am » 10 Comments

In light of all the back and forth that has taken place in the aftermath of the bin Laden termination, specifically the renewed debate on the effectiveness of aggressive interrogations, Bush-era administration official and counterterrorism expert Marc Thiessen explains in a great column in the Washington Post what the enhanced interrogation techniques used by US […]

 

White House: Debate over EITs a “distraction from the broader picture”

Posted by: ST on May 3, 2011 at 8:21 pm » 7 Comments

Obama’s favorite word rears its ugly head once again: The chain of clues that led to the Abbottabad compound where Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. special forces early Monday began with human intelligence. Senior administration officials have said key members of bin Laden’s inner-circle were flagged by post-9/11 detainees under interrogation, and that […]

 

Blame Bush: Tactics vilified by liberals paved the way for eventual OBL kill

Posted by: ST on May 2, 2011 at 6:15 pm » 6 Comments

Oh, how sweet it is: WASHINGTON – Officials say CIA interrogators in secret overseas prisons developed the first strands of information that ultimately led to the killing of Osama bin Laden. Current and former U.S. officials say that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, provided the nom de guerre […]

 

BREAKING: Osama bin Laden dead as a result of US strike (UPDATED)

Posted by: ST on May 1, 2011 at 11:25 pm » 16 Comments

Multiple news outlets are reporting the news. Not confirmed as to how or which country (Afghanistan or Pakistan). The President will be issuing a statement shortly on the matter. Absolutely awesome news. It’s a symbolic victory as the war on terror will go on nevertheless, but that doesn’t diminish the historic significance of this kill. […]

 

The high price of the Obama administration’s war on CIA interrogators

Posted by: ST on April 11, 2011 at 12:02 pm » 5 Comments

The LA Times files a disturbing report about how the CIA has “slashed” its interrogation role in light of the administration’s stifling policies on interrogation techniques (via Memeorandum): Reporting from Washington— He’s considered one of world’s most dangerous terrorism suspects, and the U.S. offered a $1-million reward for his capture in 2005. Intelligence experts say […]

 

Reality bites: Obama administration prepares to resume BAU at Gitmo

Posted by: ST on March 7, 2011 at 7:24 pm » 6 Comments

Right on the heels of the Politico story I wrote about earlier in which we learned that this administration was taking a more aggressive approach than past administrations when it comes to prosecuting so-called “whistleblowers” who leak information to the press that could jeopardize our national security comes this story on the “restarting” of Gitmo […]

 

ACLU, far leftists wet pants – renew calls to prosecute Bush on ‘torture admission’ basis

Posted by: ST on November 12, 2010 at 11:33 am » 14 Comments

In President Bush’s new book Decision Points, the former prez. defends his decision to authorize the use of the enhanced interrogation technique called “waterboarding” in the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks, and while he’s been out promoting the book on various TV talk show outlets he’s continued to strongly defend that decision. The technique, used […]