As for the "enhanced interrogation techniques", I actually think that Patraeus is saying what all of our uniformed officers should be saying. But, that's why we have a a CIA.
The military should only interrogate prisoners using methods solely outlined in the Army Field Manuel. When something more "creative" needs to be employed, that's when a transfer of custody should occur and the CIA, or whomever the President designates should go to work.
The uniformed military should, in no way, be party to these techniques, nor should they be done on US Military installations. JMHO.
Waterboarding was never done at GITMO. No interrogations were done at GITMO. They were sent elsewhere.
This link below is about Nancy Pelosi and her thugs destroying san joaquin farmers but also a senator speaking on GITMO. Go to 5/26/09
Obama has said he refuses waterboarding or harsh interrogations but there may come a time it is needed. Cheney said as much in his speech. Obama has not ruled it out under extreme circumstance. Bush felt 9/11 was extreme. He wanted to keep America safe.
Prisoners are sent elsewhere to other countries for interrogations. Obama will still allow prisoners to be sent out.
Eric Holder has been called on the carpet to answer how much he knew when as part of the Clinton administration they sent prisoners to other countries for torture. True to the democrat party he has stammered and acted all pelosi.
Holder Was Aware of Clinton-Era Renditions
As Eric Holder decides whether or not to prosecute former Bush officials, he now finds himself facing some tough questions of his own.
Thursday, Senate Republicans questioned Holder on whether or not he was aware renditions were used during his tenure as Bill Clinton’s deputy attorney general. Renditions is a practice used by the CIA to transport prisoners to other countries that some say sanction torture.
So did Eric Holder in his previous role have knowledge that torture was taking place?
SENATOR RICHARD SHELBY, R-ALA.: During your tenure as the deputy attorney general of the United States ‘97 to 2001 did you know about these renditions?
U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER: Yes. No, I’d have to look back. I don’t know the exact numbers that Senator Alexander...
SHELBY: No. Did you know about them? I didn’t say how many.
HOLDER: I certainly know that generally that there were renditions that were occurring. I can’t honestly say that I knew about specific interrogation techniques that were being used at that time.
Nothing has changed except obama wants everyone to believe he has made change. There is no change.
Does everyone know it was Bill Clinton who signed the order for harsh interrogations if needed?