4-21-2009 10.20 AM EST
Obama has said he is not in favor of prosecuting CIA officials or employees for their service to their country in fighting the war on terror .
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, has issued the following statement:
“It is correct that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will conduct a review of the CIA’s detention and interrogation practices, and we will have a brief statement to issue on that subject in the near future,” Senator Feinstein said.
Good men will have their name dragged through the mud , or even worse spend time in prison .
The real travesty here is now all CIA operatives have to question their orders , worry about being tried by the NY TIMES or a group of Senators . The end result? just what Obama wants , inform the terrorist IF they are caught what they can expect , also make sure every red blooded American try to keep our country safe does the absolute minimum to extract info from the enemy .
I think Senator Feinstein should make the American Public aware which Senators and members of Congress were briefed on these techniques and signed off on their use .
Maybe we should look at the numbers .
It is reported in 2005 memo that the C.I.A. used waterboarding 183 times in March 2003 against Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the self-described planner of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Who are we kidding ? Could you really believe you were going to drown after the 6th attempt? the 25th ? Come on somewhere around attempt number 50 you gotta think that your going to hold your breath , they give you a towel afterward and your back in your cozy cell in a few minutes
A former C.I.A. officer, John Kiriakou, told ABC News and other news media organizations in 2007 that Abu Zubaydah had undergone waterboarding for only 35 seconds before agreeing to tell everything he knew.
Two completely different views here .
Obama is dismantling the USA' s capability to defend herself and at the same time making sure we do not have the timely accurate information we need to keep innocent Americans safe. This is change you can believe in . Believe that it is going to get a HUGE amount of innocent Americans killed. What will Obama do when this happens ? Blame it on " failed policy of the George Bush administration "