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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I never really went looking for it. But I was amazed at the number of Americans these days that approve of the use of torture, over half. So what was the motive for releasing the report? The program had been stopped for a good 7 years or there about. Everyone knew we were using these techniques. The report isn't going to change anyone's mind on how they view these things. All it might do is get third countries who were helping us to stop, can't trust us. Maybe become an recruiting tool for ISIS, AQ and the like and hinder our intelligence gathering.

    This was just the Democratic summary of the full report. We'll see what happens, good, bad or indifferent.

    It does remind one of Church, back in the 70's going after the CIA, doesn't it?

    Some of this has to do with the CIA putting Benghazi on the State Dept, which was acting extension of BO peep.

    There was absolutely NO reason other than political, to release this report now. Also to draw heat off BO and his Team.

    Did you see the poll from yesterday or the day before on how many Americans want BO sued?

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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    That's what I've been asking as well. What specifically was the purpose of the release of the report now?
    Control of the news and yet another attempt to bait the republicants into reacting stupidly. The hope is to paint the republicants as being pro torture and the fact that it may endanger US troops, embassy folks, contractors or tourists was deemed to be acceptable collateral damage.
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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Control of the news and yet another attempt to bait the republicants into reacting stupidly. The hope is to paint the republicants as being pro torture and the fact that it may endanger US troops, embassy folks, contractors or tourists was deemed to be acceptable collateral damage.
    Yes my question was rhetorical.
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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    That's what I've been asking as well. What specifically was the purpose of the release of the report now?
    I don't know. Like I said before, it wasn't released to stop something Fienstein thought was wrong. It had already been stopped a long time ago. Most Americans agree with it use due to the circumstances of what happened on 9-11.
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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I don't know. Like I said before, it wasn't released to stop something Fienstein thought was wrong. It had already been stopped a long time ago. Most Americans agree with it use due to the circumstances of what happened on 9-11.
    That's Right.....it wasn't to change any policy.

    Its like I mentioned up above. Political and also knowing this will be Feinstein's last hurrah. She is 81 and now she will lose the Chair.

    Time for pasture and doing nothing but chewing that cud. Her future!

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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    No, the purpose of this report is to expose a government organization which snatched, detained, tortured, and murdered people in the shadows and lied to the President, Congress, their own Inspector General, and the American people about it for years. The only highly partisan aspect of the release of these facts is the opposition to it. I find it hard to believe that any conservative actually believes that any arm of the State should be permitted to operate this way.
    Please don't do that...This "report" written solely by demo aids, and pushed forward without as much as a single interview of one person involved is little more than Feinstein's [sp] snotty little attempt to relieve her own conscience after knowing full well what was going on during the time. Not to mention there are reports that she released it in a revenge tirade, knowing full well it may cost other American's their lives. Anything, or anyone that gets killed over this is on her directly...Hope she feels better...Dumb bitch.
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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    It does remind one of Church, back in the 70's going after the CIA, doesn't it?

    Some of this has to do with the CIA putting Benghazi on the State Dept, which was acting extension of BO peep.

    There was absolutely NO reason other than political, to release this report now. Also to draw heat off BO and his Team.

    Did you see the poll from yesterday or the day before on how many Americans want BO sued?
    You had this one: 45% favor suing over immigration reform, 42% oppose:

    To Sue or Not To Sue Over Obama
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Do we have to link were that wasn't really true again?
    Oh, you mean you want to link again to other like minded libs crying about an inconvenient fact? go ahead and look as foolish as you want.

    Fact is, war is not won, nor lives saved during it by offering our enemies tea, and crumpets for intel. I suggest that you study up on the D-Day invasion, and the Nazi 19 in the lead up, and educate yourself...When the chips are down, and American lives are on the line, we employ some tough measures....War isn't a board game.
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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    That's Right.....it wasn't to change any policy.

    Its like I mentioned up above. Political and also knowing this will be Feinstein's last hurrah. She is 81 and now she will lose the Chair.

    Time for pasture and doing nothing but chewing that cud. Her future!
    Fienstein wasn't the ideologue that her colleague from California is, Boxer. That is why releasing this report came as a surprise to me. Perhaps it was her way of getting back at the CIA for spying on the intel committee.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Senate panel releases scathing report on CIA interrogation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    No, the purpose of this report is to expose a government organization which snatched, detained, tortured, and murdered people in the shadows and lied to the President, Congress, their own Inspector General, and the American people about it for years. The only highly partisan aspect of the release of these facts is the opposition to it. I find it hard to believe that any conservative actually believes that any arm of the State should be permitted to operate this way.
    Yep, by not including any names or making any criminal charges that sure will prevent this from ever happening again.

    Expressing "outrage" is not the same as actually doing something but gains nearly the same result politically. Congressional oversight, which occurs 8 years later, is much like scolding a group of 12 year olds for something that some of them did when they were 4 year olds.
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