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    Obama Approves New Team to Question Key Terror Suspects

    Obama Approves New Team to Question Key Terror Suspects

    President Obama has approved the creation of an elite team of interrogators to question key terrorism suspects, part of a broader effort to revamp U.S. policy on detention and interrogation, senior administration officials said Sunday.

    Obama signed off late last week on the unit, named the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group, or HIG. Made up of experts from several intelligence and law enforcement agencies, the interrogation unit will be housed at the FBI but will be overseen by the National Security Council -- shifting the center of gravity away from the CIA and giving the White House direct oversight.

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    Members of the new interrogation unit will have the authority to travel around the world to talk to suspects and will be trained to handle certain high-interest people, such as al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Linguists and cultural and interrogation specialists will be assigned to the group and will have "some division of responsibility" regarding types of detainees, a senior administration official said. Most of the group's members will work there full time, although they will have part-time support from the FBI.

    Interrogators will not necessarily read detainees their rights before questioning, instead making that decision on a case-by-case basis, officials said. That could affect whether some material can be used in a U.S. court of law. The main purpose of the new unit, however, is to glean intelligence, especially about potential terrorist attacks, the officials said.
    This seems like a good idea at first glance.
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    Re: Obama Approves New Team to Question Key Terror Suspects

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
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    This seems like a good idea at first glance.
    For captured terrorist, you're right... I'm sure they are quaking in their boots at the thought of Obama directed interragations!
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    Re: Obama Approves New Team to Question Key Terror Suspects

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    For captured terrorist, you're right... I'm sure they are quaking in their boots at the thought of Obama directed interragations!
    Dude. Your rabid politics gets on my nerves. All I ever see you do is try and derail threads with your pointless and usually worthless rants about our Commander & Chief. I disagree with Obama about as much as you do, but I don't assume he is going to want terrorists to win or something that retarded. Your like the new version of Navy Pride.

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    Re: Obama Approves New Team to Question Key Terror Suspects

    I think it is a very good idea. Obama will be well served to insure that this new group avoids resorting to torture methods though, or his hypocracy level will jump through the roof.

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    Re: Obama Approves New Team to Question Key Terror Suspects

    Quote Originally Posted by Rightwing86 View Post
    Dude. Your rabid politics gets on my nerves. All I ever see you do is try and derail threads with your pointless and usually worthless rants about our Commander & Chief. I disagree with Obama about as much as you do, but I don't assume he is going to want terrorists to win or something that retarded. Your like the new version of Navy Pride.
    That's great, you know, I write my posts, with you as my target reader in mind, thank's for the input, in the future, I'll be sure to be a calm, boring, centrist poster, whose views are always both sides of the issue, that way, I won't offend your soft sensibilities because you need everyone to post gently..

    Really...

    Now, back to reality.

    I don't assume he wants them to win either, but nice try at smearing me with words and assumptions I never implied.

    I disagree with Obama, I think he's soft on Terrorist, I think we're too soft on them!

    Al-Qiada Terrorist want to kill us, they are willing to DIE TO DO SO. So a new specially trained humane task force of interrigators doesn't much impress me at all, and I seriously doubt it's gonna do much to them.

    So, do you see the point, wishy-washy man? I'm a Jack Bauer has it right kinda guy, I think Obama's really really really REALLY wrong here.

    So my post, while yes abrupt and a bit pointed, was to that end.

    Nothing about Obama wanting Terrorist to win or other such non-sense like you interjected. Grow up would ya and quit assuming you understand why I or anyone else posts what we post... put aside your bias okay?
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    Re: Obama Approves New Team to Question Key Terror Suspects

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    I think it is a very good idea. Obama will be well served to insure that this new group avoids resorting to torture methods though, or his hypocracy level will jump through the roof.


    Why do people get so excited about inflicting a little pain and discomfort on... Terrorist?

    Really, that boggles my mind. These people would slit your throat, and you want to be nice to them?
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    Re: Obama Approves New Team to Question Key Terror Suspects

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Why do people get so excited about inflicting a little pain and discomfort on... Terrorist?

    Really, that boggles my mind. These people would slit your throat, and you want to be nice to them?
    Two wrongs don't make a right, an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind, etc.

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    Re: Obama Approves New Team to Question Key Terror Suspects

    This is bad for several reasons.


    1. It's a hearty FU to the CIA...

    2. It's a hearty FU to the FBI

    3. It's oversight, and control rests with one man, if it wasn't good for Bush, why would you all trust Obama here?

    4. "reading rights" treats this back as a criminal matter and not a war. This will bite us.

    5. What technuiques will be used? If we are only asking them nicely, what does forming yet another group, accomplish?
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    Re: Obama Approves New Team to Question Key Terror Suspects

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Why do people get so excited about inflicting a little pain and discomfort on... Terrorist?

    Really, that boggles my mind. These people would slit your throat, and you want to be nice to them?
    I do not get excited at all. I could care less personally what is done to the terrorists, but I would suppose that under extreme torture, people will say anything to stop the pain infliction, thus nothing credible could come of it. My main point, was that if he allows his people to partake, then he is a hypocrite for criticizing the Bush administration for the use of such interrogation methods.

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    Re: Obama Approves New Team to Question Key Terror Suspects

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    This is bad for several reasons.


    1. It's a hearty FU to the CIA...

    2. It's a hearty FU to the FBI

    3. It's oversight, and control rests with one man, if it wasn't good for Bush, why would you all trust Obama here?

    4. "reading rights" treats this back as a criminal matter and not a war. This will bite us.

    5. What technuiques will be used? If we are only asking them nicely, what does forming yet another group, accomplish?

    I agree to the points that it is recreating the wheel abit here. But at least the CIA will get a break from the scrutiny of the media as this group takes over, and it is all on Obama to monitor. I also think Obama should protect the CIA from teh current witch hunts going on.

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