Aug 26 2009
So the CIA interrogated madmen hell bent on massacring thousands of innocent Americans, and were able to stop attacks in progress. They should be considered heroes. Instead, President Obama needs some red meat for his left wing nut jobs to chew on since they will not be getting any government run health care this Christmas. I don’t have the time or desire to link to all the nonsense from the left wing rags on this blatant attempt to give the beleaguered and bumbling White House some kind of political vindication.
But I will note one post at Powerline to underscore how this will pan out and further the Democrats’ demise in the eyes of the public:
Having read the CIA report in its entirety, I am struck once again by how humane our treatment of captured terrorists was intended to be, and generally was. The handful of incidents highlighted by press accounts of the report came to light precisely because they were reported as deviations from the treatment of detainees that had been authorized by DOJ lawyers.
As a threshold matter, it is important to note that the allegations that have been reported in the press are just that–allegations, sometimes based on hearsay. The CIA’s Inspector General singled out two incidents for special investigation, both of which involved the same debriefer–not a trained interrogator. As for the other allegations, the Inspector General’s report says:
For all of the instances, the allegations were disputed or too ambiguous to reach any authoritative determination regarding the facts. Thus, although these allegations are illustrative of the nature of the concerns held by individuals associated with the CTC Program and the need for clear guidance, they did not warrant separate investigations or administrative action.
It is ridiculous to claim something is out of control by pointing to the incidents detected by that very same process to detect and stop things before they get out of control! The inspector general investigated the incidents and found insufficient evidence to take further action.
Who do these pretend experts (with a made for TV grasp of the law and details – and I am talking about you Greenwald) who pontificate and judge from afar in complete violation of our Constitution. Do these idiots with cheap law degrees (at best) recall something referred to as ‘innocent until proven guilty’ and ‘due process’?
Why are these liberal clowns clamoring about the treatment of madmen hell bent on killing them, their families, their friends, their neighbors and their fellow citizens without recognizing a single iota of the due process provided these killers, while targeting, disparaging and tarnishing the unsung heroes Â of this nation?
If Obama and his liberal zealots think targeting those who protected this nation from other attacks since 9-11 (and they did) in a lame attempt to distract this nation from their failed economic policies and their proposed government rationed health care, they are truly stupid.
All this nation needs is more excuses to throw these fools out. All this nation needs is further reminders never to let the Democrat party near power EVER again. This nation will never align with the killers of 9-11 and their ilk and oppose the defenders of our freedoms. Never.