CIA Confirms That Waterboarding Produced High Value Information
You know what’s really amazing? That we have to have this conversation over a technique performed on three Al Qaeda members over 6 years ago, because those on the Left are still stuck on stupid. CIA Confirms: Waterboarding 9/11 Mastermind Led to Info that Aborted 9/11-Style Attack on Los Angeles
The Central Intelligence Agency told CNSNews.com today that it stands by the assertion made in a May 30, 2005 Justice Department memo that the use of “enhanced techniques” of interrogation on al Qaeda leader Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM) — including the use of waterboarding — caused KSM to reveal information that allowed the U.S. government to thwart a planned attack on Los Angeles.
Before he was waterboarded, when KSM was asked about planned attacks on the United States, he ominously told his CIA interrogators, “Soon, you will know.”
According to the previously classified May 30, 2005 Justice Department memo that was released by President Barack Obama last week, the thwarted attack — which KSM called the “Second Wave”– planned ” ‘to use East Asian operatives to crash a hijacked airliner into’ a building in Los Angeles.”
KSM was the mastermind of the first “hijacked-airliner” attacks on the United States, which struck the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Northern Virginia on Sept. 11, 2001.
Before the enhanced techniques, KSM, Zubaydah, and Nashiri, the only three ever waterboarded, were completely uncooperative. Afterwards, they gave up all sorts of valuable information, including information that allowed us to start rolling upmassive amounts of Al Qaeda’s leadership and command and control levels, as well as the aforementioned “Second Wave” attack planned for Los Angeles. So, perhaps there was a reason to waterboard KSM 186 times. Other then the fact that he was the mastermind behind killing 3,000 men, women, and children on 9/11.
Of course, the usual terrorist apologistsare saying “big deal, the US is mean, and just ignore the information that enhanced techniques worked.” Matter of fact, one of the uber nuts seems to be implying that we are the terrorists
The T Word. Obama stops using it. When will the New York Times start using it when referring to waterboarding?
Dick Cheney wants all the information declassified, and Robert Gibbs, between the certainly scrubbed “ah’s” and “ums,” stated
The White House would not address the question of whether the tactics have been effective on Tuesday but fired back at Mr. Cheney. “We’ve had an at least two-year policy disagreement with the vice president of the United States,” Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary. “That policy disagreement is whether or not you can uphold the values in which this country was founded at the same time that you protect the citizens that live in that country.”
In case Gibbs missed it, the three Al Qaeda members (you Liberals do realized they were AQ members, right?) waterboarded are not American citizens, were not living in America when captured, and have no right to Constitutional protections. Notice that when the AQ apologists start with their talking point about “it’s not about them, it’s about us” and “upholding American values,” they conveniently forget what one of the gods, FDR, did much worse, all to make sure that America stayed America, which it did. And 6 years beyond the use of the enhanced techniques, America is still America, no thanks to Liberal treachery and pusillanimous behavior.
Perhaps it is about time to just MoveOn, eh?
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