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  • America, nation of torturers: Stop saying “this isn’t who we are” — here’s the real truth

    12/18/2014 8:05:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Salon ^ | December 16, 2014 | Charles Davis
    Terrible findings in the torture report "are not who we are," John Kerry claims. Well, here's a U.S. history lesson. It’s comforting for those whose actions are not aligned with their stated values to believe that what one does in real life is not what ultimately defines who one really is. It’s nice to think who we are is determined not by the things we did the day before, but by the stated ideals we hope to aspire to fulfill, starting tomorrow. In a nation-state founded by settler-colonial Protestants, the argument is familiar – it’s what’s deep down inside that...
  • When the Big News Isn't News

    12/18/2014 6:56:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Last week the papers were overflowing with stories about a Senate committee's report on the Central Intelligence Agency's use of torture to extract information from terrorists -- known or just suspected terrorists. Those stories were shortly followed by others reporting the responses of CIA types and other knowledgeable sources critical of the Senate committee's report. Plus a few words from unhelpful types like Dick Cheney, our former vice president who is still playing word games, and John Yoo, who wrote the notorious Torture Memo(s), and is still defending their torturous language. Torture? That ain't torture, to hear Messrs. Cheney and...
  • If Waterboarding Works, Does That Make It Morally Acceptable?

    12/17/2014 4:24:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17 | Jacob Sullum
    In an interview on Sunday, NBC's Chuck Todd asked former Vice President Dick Cheney whether he is "OK" with the fact that a quarter of the suspected terrorists held in secret CIA prisons during the Bush administration "turned out to be innocent." Todd noted that one of those mistakenly detained men died of hypothermia after being doused with water and left chained to a concrete wall, naked from the waist down, in a cell as cold as a meat locker. Cheney replied that the end -- to "get the guys who did 9/11" and "avoid another attack against the United...
  • Another Poll: Americans Say Tough CIA Interrogations After 9/11 Were Appropriate

    12/17/2014 2:34:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | Guy Benson
    After days of brow-furrowed, self-righteousness analysis from much of the national media over Senate Democrats' tendentious and dishonest "torture report," poll after poll has shown that the American people aren't eager to join the anti-CIA mob. The latest, from NBC/WSJ: Fewer than three in ten Americans are willing to second-guess the intelligence community's use of harsh techniques in questioning captured terrorists in the wake of 9/11's deadly attacks.  Most people's memories of the fear and chaos of that time are fresh enough to give the CIA the benefit of the doubt.  Plus, Dianne Feinstein's squad did themselves no favors by refusing to interview a single person...
  • Stonewalled in Obama's Garden of Beasts

    11/24/2014 4:19:16 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 144 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | November 24, 2014 | Matthew Bracken
    Stonewalled in Obama’s Garden of Beasts Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington, by Sharyl Atkisson, 2014In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin, by Eric Larson, 2011 “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~~George Santayana “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” ~~Attributed to Mark Twain, unverified “Goddammit, Sharyl! The Washington Post is reasonable, the L.A. Times is reasonable, the New York Times is reasonable, you’re the only one who’s not reasonable! So, Sharyl Atkisson is the only...
  • Judicial Watch Joins Sharyl Attkisson in Lawsuit against Justice Department to Obtain FBI Records...

    12/17/2014 11:32:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 17, 2014
    Full title: Judicial Watch Joins Sharyl Attkisson in Lawsuit against Justice Department to Obtain FBI Records about Attkisson Earlier FOIA records obtained by Judicial Watch show award-winning journalist was targeted by Obama White House and Justice Department over critical reporting (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on November 19, 2014, it joined investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson to file a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking “any and all records” relating to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background checks and other records on the award-winning correspondent. The request includes correspondence between Attkisson and...
  • The Stupid Continues to Burn

    12/17/2014 10:33:29 AM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-17-14 | Wordsmith
    Un frickin’ believable! Copies of ‘torture’ report hand delivered to terror suspects, blocked from CIA officials: Full disclosure took a back seat to the CIA’s green movement last week when agency big shots blocked officials from printing out hard copies of the Senate Democratic report on terrorist interrogations, fearing it was “killing too many trees.” Meanwhile, paper copies of the report from Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein were hand-delivered to terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay — though not the rebuttals from the CIA or Republicans on her committee. Oh, the Hillarity: NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she’s...
  • Donald Trump ‘Very Strongly’ Weighing Presidential Run: ‘The Country Is in Serious Trouble’

    12/17/2014 7:38:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/17/2014 | NIICHOLAS BALLASY
    Entrepreneur and television personality Donald Trump said he is “very strongly” considering a run for president, arguing the country is in “serious trouble.”Trump also criticized the Senate Select Intelligence Committee for spending $40 million on the interrogation report [2] released last week.“I am considering it very strongly. A lot of people think that I have fun with it, that I’m playing games, that I enjoy the process – and I do enjoy the process to a certain extent – but the country is in serious, serious trouble. We just, as you know, we just broke $18 trillion in debt, largely...
  • Democrats' Wasteful Torture Report

    12/17/2014 3:26:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    The recent release of a Senate report commissioned by Democrats regarding torture of terrorism suspects in order to obtain vital information was a waste of $40 million of taxpayer money. It already had been documented extensively that three suspects were waterboarded and that sleep deprivation and other such techniques were used to extract vital information from terrorists. Though the report says otherwise, that information played a part in the apprehension or annihilation of many upper-echelon terrorist leaders, including Osama bin Laden. The high-profile release of this information at a time when we are engaged in war with various terrorist groups...
  • Sloppy Thinking About ‘Torture’: Why Peggy Noonan's Column is Incoherent

    12/17/2014 5:08:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/16/2014 | Bruce Thornton
    Torture is one of those topics that often overwhelm sober reason with lurid emotion. Even people who usually are clear-eyed and rational sink into sloppy thinking and incoherent argument when it comes to torture. Peggy Noonan’s recent Wall Street Journal column about the Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation techniques illustrates this phenomenon perfectly. Noonan is usually an astute analyst, but her column on the report is riddled with received wisdom and unexamined assumptions. For Noonan, the “important lesson” of the report is not that progressives, as usual, are shameful hypocrites and partisan hacks who will damage their country’s interests...
  • Maddow Airbrushes RFK Approving Harsh Treatment of Soviet Defector

    12/16/2014 2:27:38 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | December 15, 2014 | Jack Coleman
    MSNBC's Rachel Maddow greeted last week's release of the so-called Senate torture report with her skewed telling of the tale of Yuri Nosenko, a KGB officer who defected to the US and was subjected to years of harsh treatment and interrogation before the CIA concluded he was not a double agent. As you'd expect from the marquee host at America's version of Pravda, Maddow left out a significant and embarrassing detail in her December 9 report -- Well in 1964, Yuri Nosenko finally decided to defect to the United States and that is when things started going horribly wrong because...
  • “Torture” Architect Breaks His Silence

    12/16/2014 5:08:56 PM PST · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-16-14 | Wordsmith
    One of the torture boogeymen- one of the architects of the CIA program- did an interview with Megyn Kelly. His perspective and that of "Beale", really should be listened to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTzwa9S444cFor 9 years, it's been the critics who have been at liberty to shape the battle-space narrative on "torture" as it pertains to the CIA detention and interrogation program that began and ended on Bush's watch (not Obama's), exposed in 2005 by WaPo. And the critics continue to distort the narrative and feed into the worst imaginings and distorted perceptions of our enemies abroad as well as that of fellow...
  • CIA interrogation 'architect' reacts to Senate report (Kelly File)

    12/16/2014 2:19:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 16, 2014
    This is a rush transcript from "The Kelly File," December 15, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.MEGYN KELLY, HOST: Breaking tonight on a day marked by what looks like a lone wolf terror attack overseas and an ongoing debate about how America has waged the war on terror. We tonight get our first chance to interview the man singled out by a controversial Senate report produced by the Democrats alone, and then attacked by some in the media. The man who personally interrogated Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks....
  • Our Elves Are Watching U

    12/16/2014 6:49:27 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-16-2014 | MOTUS
    Oh sure, they look cute and innocent.Butt look closer, they may be government agents:Or possibly even double agents. You simply can’t trust them.They may all be working for the NSA for all we know. WASHINGTON — Internal documents from the National Security Agency show that its intelligence-gathering reached far deeper into Santa Claus’s annual toy-distribution operations than acknowledged. Sources close to the agency had previously confirmed that it has been provided with the contents of Mr. Claus’s database of naughty and nice children under a confidential data-sharing arrangement. But according to the documents, which were among those leaked by Edward Snowden,...
  • Torturous, Off-Color Holiday Humor

    12/16/2014 6:38:12 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 December 2014 | Reaganite Republican
  • Government Ineptitude, CIA-Style

    12/16/2014 6:30:41 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Anyone skeptical about entrusting ambitious tasks to the government was not stunned by the dismal rollout of the Affordable Care Act. It featured technical snafus, cost overruns and false advertising ("If you like your plan, you'll be able to keep it."). Things got so bad that President Barack Obama apologized and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigned. This epic fail occurred even though the administration had more than three years to prepare for the launch and $840 million to spend developing the website. It was a textbook case of government bungling. Truth be told, a rocky start should...
  • Masters of Deceptive Persuasion

    12/16/2014 3:57:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Democrats are the masters of deceptive persuasion, meaning they will take our attention off something they have really screwed up and put it on something that's not quite so bad. And chief among those masters is he who resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C. For example, let's look at the bumbling idiot Jonathan Gruber, who has repeatedly said that the key for passing Obamacare was the stupidity of the American people. When Gruber was called before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to explain himself, he ducked and weaved questions, to the point that even Rep. Elijah...
  • That big CIA ‘torture’ report? Americans just shrugged.

    12/15/2014 7:48:03 PM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    WAPO ^ | Dec. 15, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    A new poll from the Pew Research Center is the first to gauge reactions to last week's big CIA report on "enhanced interrogation techniques" -- what agency critics call torture. And the reaction is pretty muted. The poll shows people says 51-29 percent than the CIA's methods were justified and 56-28 percent that the information gleaned helped prevent terror attacks.
  • Former CIA official says top Dems knew of enhanced interrogation in 2002

    12/15/2014 1:52:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/15/2014 | Rick Moran
    Jose Rodriguez, the former chief of the CIA Clandestine Service, says that many Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi, were fully aware of the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques program - including waterboarding and sleep deprivation - since 2002. Washington Times: Some Democrats who have criticized the actions described in the Senate report on torture were aware of each of the techniques — including waterboarding and sleep deprivation — as far back as 2002, a former top CIA official said Sunday. Jose Rodriguez, the former chief of the CIA Clandestine Service, said he briefed Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in 2002 on each of the...
  • 2001, 2002 Iraqi Memos: SECRET NUCLEAR PROJECT (Translation)

    04/23/2006 6:36:32 PM PDT · by jveritas · 56 replies · 7,140+ views
    This document CMPC-2004-000167 talks about a project that started in early 2001 by the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC) to use components from the previously destroyed TAMUZ (also known as OZIRAQ) Nuclear Reactor to build a Nuclear Simulator Reactor. The TAMUZ Nuclear Reactor was destroyed by an Israeli air attack in 1981. In September 2002, after almost a year and a half since the start of this Nuclear Project and when it became very clear to the Iraqi Regime that the UN inspectors were coming back to Iraq, a decision was made to stop this Nuclear Activity project. What is...
  • The Left's Declared War On America

    12/11/2005 10:14:14 AM PST · by bocopar · 10 replies · 937+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 12/11/05 | Bob Parks
    No matter how many of us receive emails from those on the ground today in Iraq and Afghanistan telling us about the improvements in the day-to-day lives of the locals, the Democrats tell our nation we are losing, and the media repeats those desired results to our nation, thus our young men and women who are doing a job they volunteered to do.
  • Joe Wilson: Bush Right to Attack Iraq

    12/04/2005 9:34:46 AM PST · by Carl/NewsMax · 95 replies · 4,204+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Dec. 4, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    Joe Wilson, Iraq war supporter? The darling of the anti-war left may be working overtime to bring down the Bush administration for "outing" his CIA wife, but Wilson said Saturday that the White House was right to go to war over Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. "There was a lot of reason to be concerned about weapons of mass destruction in the hands of Saddam Hussein," he told WABC Radio's Mark Simone. "I always thought that he probably had chemical and biological weapons and biological precursors as well." Wilson said his primary policy difference with President Bush wasn't over Saddam's...
  • Biden Admits to Seeing Same Pre War Intel That Administration Did.

    11/28/2005 6:51:26 PM PST · by ArmyBratproud · 99 replies · 3,709+ views
    MSNBC Meet the Press ^ | November 27, 2005 | Tim Russert, Sen. Joseph Biden
    On this past Sunday morning's interview with Tim Russert on Meet The Press, Democrat Senator Joe Biden stumbled and bumbled an admission towards the end of the interview. When Russert forced the question about Senators seeing the section of the National Intel Estimate that listed a caviat from the State Department questioning some of the intel, Biden got trapped. As hard as he tried to avoid it, he ended up giving an answer that shows that he and other Dems saw the same pre war intel as Bush. And he admitted that it was before the vote on the war....
  • Sowell: Tortured Reasoning

    12/15/2014 11:41:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 16, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were "torture." But any serious discussion of a serious issue — and surely terrorism qualifies as serious — has to move beyond semantics and confront the ultimate question: "Compared to what alternative?" If you knew that there was a hidden nuclear time bomb planted somewhere in New York City — set to go off today — and you had a captured terrorist who knew where and when, would you not do anything whatever to make him tell you where and when?...
  • Americans think ‘torture’ is often necessary, while Democrats are deeply divided

    12/15/2014 9:40:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/15/2014 | Noah Rothman
    One of the more irresponsible aspects of the reporting on the Senate Select Intelligence Committee’s long-awaited report on the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques is the prevalent suggestion that there is little debate over the efficacy of the tactics the report exposed, particularly among Democrats. A new poll suggests that there is a robust debate ongoing outside of America’s newsrooms over both the value of and the justification for the CIA’s interrogation methods. While 69 percent of those surveyed in a recent CBS News Poll said they believe controversial tactics like waterboarding are “torture,” 49 percent also said they think...
  • Feinstein's Folly

    12/15/2014 8:23:54 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/15/2014 | Charlie Daniels
    Furthermore, Ms. Feinstein seems to have no regard for thousands of American lives around the world she has put in jeopardy or the droves of new recruits ISIS will enlist because of her reckless actions. She has singlehandedly hogtied the CIA, who, by the way, vehemently disagree with this report (the methods were even defended – to a degree – by Obama’s CIA head, John Brennan), and was put together totally by Democrats, without even interviewing the persons who would have been able to refute their claim that the enhanced interrogation techniques did not provide information that foiled other attacks...
  • Justice Scalia: Constitution Doesn’t Prohibit Torture

    12/14/2014 12:30:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    MediaIte ^ | 12/14/2014 | by Matt Wilstein
    In an interview with Radio Television Suisse this week following the release of Senate Intelligence Committee’s CIA torture report, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said he doesn’t “think it’s so clear at all” that the U.S. Constitution prohibits torture, especially in the “ticking time bomb” scenarios so often cited by defenders of the “enhanced interrogation techniques.” “Listen, I think it’s very facile for people to say, ‘Oh, torture is terrible,’” Scalia told the Swiss radio network. “You posit the situation where a person that you know for sure knows the location of a nuclear bomb that has been planted in...
  • Cheney on CIA interrogation: ‘I’d do it again in a minute’

    12/14/2014 12:33:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/14/2014 | By Jacqueline Klimas
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday that, despite the backlash against harsh CIA interrogation tactics, he would authorize them again with no hesitation. “It worked. It’s worked now for 13 years. We’ve avoided another mass casualty event against the United States,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I’d do it again in a minute.” Senate Democrats last week released a report that described interrogation tactics including waterboarding, sleep deprivation, rectal feedings and confinements in coffin-sized boxes for more than a week. Many have called the actions torture, saying that they violate international agreements, but Mr. Cheney maintained that...
  • CIA’s tactics were torture, McCain says

    12/14/2014 11:51:25 AM PST · by South40 · 54 replies
    MSN ^ | 14 DEC 14 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday strongly disputed claims by former Bush administration officials and fellow Republicans that harsh interrogation tactics used by the Central Intelligence Agency did not constitute torture. McCain said he had “vigorous discussion” with former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Central Intelligence Agency Director Michael Hayden during the Bush administration urging them not to use excruciating methods. “I said these things are torture. They’re in violation of the Geneva Convention and the convention against torture,” he said on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” noting that Congress later banned some of the techniques that were under debate.
  • John McCain Stands Out In Defense Of CIA Torture Report Release [The Republican "Feinstein"?]

    12/14/2014 11:55:36 AM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    CBSNews ^ | December 13, 2013
    ByREBECCA KAPLAN FACE THE NATION December 14, 2014 John McCain Stands Out In Defense Of CIA Torture Report Release Nearly a week after the Senate Intelligence Committee released its massive report on the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation techniques, Washington remains divided on even the most basic questions of whether the report was an accurate reflection of what happened and if it should have been released at all. The debate over the report has largely broken down along partisan lines, with Democrats pushing hard to make the report public and Republicans portraying it as an inaccurate picture of the type...
  • Pelosi, Dems 'fully aware' of CIA interrogation techniques, says former agency official

    12/14/2014 9:55:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 14, 2014
    WASHINGTON – The man who oversaw the controversial CIA interrogation program said Sunday that Rep. Nancy Pelosi was “fully aware,” of the methods used against militants, while former Vice President Dick Cheney continued to defend the program and reiterated that the U.S. “stopped short of torture.” Both men said the techniques used -- including waterboarding -- had been approved by Bush administration lawyers and did not cross the legal line. Jose Rodriguez, former director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, said on “Fox News Sunday” that Pelosi “knew every one of our enhanced interrogations,” including sleep deprivation as well as...
  • Dick Cheney says U.S. did not torture terror suspects

    12/14/2014 9:22:03 AM PST · by PROCON · 12 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Dec. 14, 2014 | Brian Hughes
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday dismissed a Senate report on harsh interrogation practices used by the Central Intelligence Agency, saying officials "very carefully” avoided going past the legal threshold for torture. "Torture is what the al Qaeda terrorists did to 3,000 Americans on 9/11," Cheney said on NBC's "Meet The Press." "There is no comparison between that and what we did with respect to enhanced interrogation." The CIA’s interrogation techniques following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks have come under fire following a Senate report detailing how agency operatives used waterboarding and rectal feeding to try to obtain...
  • Former General Zinni

    12/14/2014 9:00:07 AM PST · by 7thson · 22 replies
    Good morning everyone. A short post to get Freeper opinion. I saw former General Zinni on Fox News this morning and he came out in favor of the report released this week by Diane Feinstein. What is the word on Zinni? Was he a good commander? Was he anti Bush, pro Obama?
  • Feinstein: Torture report is about us, not enemies, and we must enact reform

    12/14/2014 9:44:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 12, 2014 | Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
    On Tuesday, a five-year review of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program was finally made public, drawing back the curtains on a very dark period of American history. The purpose of making this report public is simple: to ensure something like this can never happen again. The 500-page executive summary that was made public is part of a larger 6,700-page review of a CIA program that included clear examples of torture, far outside the bounds of American values. It’s important to remember the study is based on CIA’s own records: 6.3 million pages of the CIA cables, memos, reports, e-mails...
  • Ex-CIA interrogation chief warns of betrayal

    12/14/2014 9:35:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 14, 2014 12:28 PM EST | Stephen Braun
    The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on coercive tactics betrays intelligence officials and will erode their trust in future presidential administrations, a former CIA official who oversaw the agency’s enhanced interrogation program said Sunday. Jose Rodriguez, who headed the agency’s counterterrorism section and its clandestine service, said that the Senate report “throws the CIA under this bus.” He predicted that intelligence officials would be undercut by “second-guessing” from the White House and Congress and warned that allied nations that have cooperated with U.S. intelligence in the past might reassess their aid. …
  • The Real Torture Scandal in America

    12/13/2014 8:23:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 13, 2014 | Tom Trinko
    Waterboarding is not designed to kill anyone. None of the other enhanced interrogation techniques that liberals are screaming about are designed to cause lasting damage or death. The reality is that the “torture” that liberals are getting upset about would be called torture only in the First World; in the rest of the world, it would be considered a mild first step. That doesn’t mean that enhanced interrogation techniques are acceptable or moral, but it does mean that they are a far cry from what most of the world thinks of when they hear the word “torture.” On the other...
  • Senator: Bush misled nation in run-up to Iraq war

    12/13/2014 8:18:37 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 56 replies
    AP ^ | December 11, 2014 | DEB RIECHMANN
    The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee released new information on Thursday that he claims is evidence that the Bush administration misled the nation in the run-up to the war in Iraq. In a speech on the Senate floor, retiring Sen. Carl Levin, a Democrat, outlined a 2003 CIA cable that warns George W. Bush administration officials against making references to claims that Mohammad Atta — the man who led the Sept. 11 hijackers — met with an Iraqi intelligence officer in the Czech Republic before the Sept. 11, 2011, attacks. Levin claims Bush officials used the unconfirmed meeting...
  • Torture temper tantrum will cost American lives

    12/13/2014 8:07:24 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    WND ^ | Tom Tancredo
    During a presidential primary debate in 2007, I and the other seven candidates on the stage were asked about waterboarding. The question was: As president, would I agree to waterboard a captured terrorist if three bombs had gone off in this country and we were awaiting the “big one” and we had a captive who we believed knew when and where it would happen? I replied, not only would I waterboard the guy, but I’d be looking for Jack Bauer, the superhero character from the television series “24.” That was my answer after all other candidates said no because John...
  • The CIA Smacked Around A Few Terrorists. So What?

    12/14/2014 5:48:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2014 | John Nantz
    Democrats are always on dubious ground whenever they use the word "stain." However, that didn't deter Senator Diane Feinstein from describing the Central Intelligence AgencyÂ’s (CIA) efforts to tease valuable information out of mass murdering jihadists as "a stain on American values and history." The CIA's enhanced interrogation program was a tease in comparison to the prehistoric barbarity of Islamic jihadists and in comparison to the horrors of actual battle. Review the footage from the Twin Towers on that infamous day. American citizens, real people, with wives, husbands, and children threw themselves, in desperation, out of the inferno to be...
  • Governor Sarah Palin: "Whose Side Are You On"

    12/14/2014 4:04:11 AM PST · by Bratch · 30 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | December 14, 2014 | Sarah Palin via iizthatiiz
    Governor Palin posted to Facebook:See more here:http://insider.foxnews.com/2014/12/13/eric-bolling-blasts-cia-torture-report-i-have-zero-sympathy-terrorists  Connect with Governor Palin on Facebook
  • Judge Jeanine Annihilates Dianne Feinstein! (opening statement)

    12/13/2014 8:33:03 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 18 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Dec 13 2014 | You Tube
    On this week’s open from Judge Jeanine, she takes aim at the torture report and the underlying incompetent and naive worldview that produced and released it.
  • Attorney General Eric Holder: International Law Trumps The Constitution

    12/12/2014 9:32:07 PM PST · by Cheerio · 57 replies
    Christian Political Party ^ | November 29, 2014 | Christian Political Party
    Every now and then, news breaks in the Obama administration that is so stereotypical, it is actually depressing. You might want to sit down for this. Attorney General Eric Holder, made infamous by Operation Fast and Furious, is currently arguing before the Supreme Court that United Nations treaties trump the United States Constitution. That’s right. The sitting Attorney General, charged with upholding and defending the Constitution, is arguing before the highest court that international law is in fact the law of the land. The case in question, Bond v. United States, is actually pretty ridiculous. The defendant is charged with...
  • Russia calls for prosecutions over 'inquisition-style' CIA interrogation methods

    12/13/2014 1:44:27 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | December 11, 2014 | Tom Parfitt
    Russia has called on the United States to punish those responsible for the use of “inquisition-style” interrogation methods in the “global war on terror”, as revealed in the US Senate report on torture this week. Konstantin Dolgov, the human rights ombudsman of Russia’s foreign ministry, said the results of the “shocking” report were “the latest confirmation of gross, systemic human rights violations by the American authorities”. .... The Senate report showed that “prisoners in secret torture chambers were subjected to inhuman, humiliating treatment” including waterboarding, sleep deprivation and threats against suspects’ families in order to “beat confessions out of often...
  • Scalia Challenges Liberals On CIA Torture Debate: ‘You Think It’s An Easy Question?’ [Feinstein EZ]

    12/13/2014 12:29:51 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 12, 2013 | Douglas Ernst
    Scalia Challenges Liberals On CIA Torture Debate: ‘You Think It’s An Easy Question?’ By Douglas Ernst December 12, 2014 Supreme CourtJustice Antonin Scalia has waded into the CIA torture debate after Democrats on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee released a report on the interrogation techniques used after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Justice Scalia, speaking Wednesday with a Swiss broadcaster on the issue, accused American and European liberals of being unduly self-righteous on the matter given the kind of real-world scenarios that could unfold, The
  • Scalia: Constitution silent on torture

    12/13/2014 12:26:39 PM PST · by shove_it · 60 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 13 Nov 2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened. Scalia told a Swiss broadcast network that American and European liberals who say such tactics may never be used are being self-righteous. The 78-year-old justice said he doesn't "think it's so clear at all," especially if interrogators were trying to find a ticking nuclear bomb. Scalia has made similar comments in the past, but he renewed his remarks on Wednesday in an...
  • Greenfield: Leftist Lynch Mobs from Ferguson to Rolling Stone

    12/12/2014 5:35:03 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 8 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, December 12, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, December 12, 2014 Leftist Lynch Mobs from Ferguson to Rolling Stone Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Did you bury a teenage girl alive after shooting her? Are you on death row after a string of crimes too gruesome to describe? Or you just a member of Al Qaeda dedicated to destroying America?  If so progressives will fight for you. Just dial 1-800-IAM-VICTIM and the left waiting to take your call will insist on your presumption of innocence. Its activists, reporters and lawyers will exploit every pretext to get you off the hook and they will...
  • Isis: the inside story

    12/11/2014 3:40:37 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 3 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Dec 11th , 2014 | Martin Chulov
    One of the Islamic State’s senior commanders reveals exclusive details of the terror group’s origins inside an Iraqi prison – right under the noses of their American jailers. In the summer of 2004, a young jihadist in shackles and chains was walked by his captors slowly into the Camp Bucca prison in southern Iraq [snip] “I knew some of them straight away,” he told me last month. “I had feared Bucca all the way down on the plane. But when I got there, it was much better than I thought. In every way.”
  • A Shameful, Worthless Report

    12/12/2014 12:30:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2014 | Brian and Garrett Fahry
    In one of its last and most partisan acts as a Senate Majority, on Tuesday Democrats released a partisan political report on the CIA’s Enhanced Interrogation Program. It is nothing more than a blatant, shameful attack on the men and women who helped protect America in the harrowing days after 9/11. Purporting to be a comprehensive study of the CIA’s Enhanced Interrogation Program, which ran from 2002 to 2009, the report, which cost over $40 million to prepare, calls into question the lawfulness and effectiveness of the CIA program that led to the disruption of active terror plots and the...
  • Feinstein 'Torture Report' outs Charles Martel as Islamophobe

    12/12/2014 10:01:50 AM PST · by xzins · 45 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 12/11/2014 | OfflineKomissar al-Blogunov
    Diane Feinstein's recently released report on controversial CIA interrogation practices indicts, not only the Bush administration, but also all previous administrations going back to the controversial leader of the Franks, Charles Martel, and his victory over the moderate Muslim community at Tours in 732 AD, which can only be described as a gross law enforcement misconduct and hate crime. Citing inside information from medieval Latin and Arabic sources, the report prepared by Feinstein's staffers details a shocking degree of intolerance and Islamophobia on the part of Charles Martel's administration and the army of Franks, who countered the peaceful expansion of...
  • Knock Knock, Who’s there? Diane Feinstein…

    12/12/2014 9:43:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2014 | D. W. Wilber
    With the release of Democrat Senator Diane Feinstein’s report on the CIA’s Enhanced Interrogation program, a forty million dollar joke has been perpetrated on the American people, curtesy of the California senator. As U.S. military bases and diplomatic facilities around the world are placed on high alert for possible attacks by Muslims further inflamed by the declassified details of the report, the costs of Senator Feinstein’s ‘knock knock joke’ will continue to spiral upwards as we’re forced to ramp up additional security precautions to address the threat. Millions more will be spent, and unfortunately lives will probably be lost so...