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 Bay from the Washington Post:
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 a total of 3 times between 2001 and 2005 in isolated instances – including on admitted terrorist mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed – became a rallying cry for the anti-war movement in its relentless quest to have Bush and his administration tried for “war crimes” on the basis that they were gleefully violating the Geneva conventions in the pursuit of unlimited executive power.
Former senior Bush administration official Marc Thiessen has been a machine over the last couple of years when it comes to setting the record straight on CIA interrogation tactics and how the “EIT”s (Enhanced Interrogation Tactics) like waterboarding, for example, actually did stop terrorist attacks and saved lives. Fortunately for us, he’s still at it this year, both with a new book on the issue and hitting the media circuit to talk about both it and the misinformation being spread by revenge-minded Democrats and their cohorts in MSM about what did and did not happen.