This hysterical claim that civilians will be attacked and laws disregarded is the way teenage girls would respond, not serious adults, and this claim clearly demonstrates your lack of faith in your fellow citizens, your courts and your constitution..
There is a time for rough men and there is a time for handwringing and it's important to know the when of it all..
It is a misconception that ideologues don’t talk, he says. “The opinion that, ‘Oh, he’s such a fanatic, he won’t tell us anything' – that’s uninformed blathering by people who don’t understand the business,” Herrington adds. “The experience with those who worked with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and some of the other most senior terrorists is that they are narcissists and that they do want to talk – and talk and talk.”
Somehow, I find it believable that some of these guys have an inflated sense of themselves.
I may be wrong.
then why did ERIC HOLDER issue the report on the monday preceding aug 29?
more power to col herrington and his "handful of former intel officers"
were they there?
the ig talked talked to many who were
"One hotly debated piece of information was the alias of the courier – Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti – that intelligence officials gained from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who was subjected to waterboarding 183 times," recounts csm
there's no argument about ksm offering up anything under duress, he didn't
he became "cooperative," "to an extraordinary extent," he went thru "transformation" and "reversal" and became langley's "preeminent source" only after "his spirit was broken in the month after his capture" when he was subjected to extremely harsh eit's in east europe
at this point, anyone who attempts to deny that eit's played an important role in the "transformation" of langley's preeminent source lacks credibility
the road to the courier led thru ksm, zebaydah, ghul and al libi---all were eit'd
it also appears to have relied on warrantless wiretapping
col herrington concludes by anguishing over the execution instead of capture of ubl
col herrington certainly isInterrogators, including Herrington, emphasize that they do not question the decisions of the Navy SEAL team operators to kill bin Laden. “It’s a hair-trigger moment. You can’t second guess that,” he says.
Recent statements from Obama administration officials, however, indicate that bin Laden was unarmed. “Lurking in the background is that if [special operators] were told to go in and kill this guy – and they clearly understood the marching orders – he could have wrapped himself in an American flag and had a white flag in both hands” and still been killed, Herrington says. “Have we come to the point where it is simply seen as too much trouble to capture? [That it’s] better to kill and avoid the theatrics that have accompanied the trials of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and others?” he wonders.
“What I want to know is,” asks Herrington, “was it wise?
wise, that is
kinda like hamlet, herrington thinks a lot, and deeply
but assassinations are good and belly slaps are bad?
ever heard of good cop/bad cop?
herrington sounds to me like he'd make an outstanding good cop, and that's worth something
like i said, more power to him
either way, america owes great thanks to president obama for not dismantling the anti terror policies of his predecessor---gitmo, detention, the patriot act---thus allowing our agents and soldiers to make this happen
Last edited by The Prof; 05-05-11 at 08:01 PM.
Think about it for a moment....Has Al Qaeda ever attacked us without loudly claiming the responsibility? Has that ever been the smart thing to do? Of course not. But they love an audience.
Birthers: God's way of telling Darwin "Take that!"
We're dealing with master Satanists here. The fact that there's no evidence proves that it's true.