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Monthly Archives: April 2009

Jon Stewart: ‘Truman was war criminal.’

I know it’s silly to get upset over a fool with a TV show, but I can’t help it with the most recent comment byJon Stewart. According to Stewart, former President Harry Truman was a “war criminal” because he dropped atomic bombs on Japan, rather than dropping the first one “15 miles off shore” (5:50 […]

Former CIA Director: Congress is lying.

Here’s former CIA Director Porter Goss commenting on all the outlandish liars in Congress: A disturbing epidemic of amnesia seems to be plaguing my former colleagues on Capitol Hill. After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, members of the committees charged with overseeing our nation’s intelligence services had no higher priority than stopping al-Qaeda. In the […]

Dems still won’t outlaw “torture.”

A very true point by William McGurn: Now that Democrats have their coveted 60-vote majority in the Senate, why haven’t they legislatively banned and thus made illegal the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation techniques,” including waterboarding? Why indeed. Over the past few years, the Democrats have moved to ban waterboarding only when it was clear that such […]

Rotunda-Miller on Miller.

Here’s the latest interview between Dennis Miller and former Guantanamo Bay JAG officer Kyndra Rotunda-Miller. Listen to the whole thing.

“Torturous” media bias.

Ho, hum, more misleading slant from the New York Times. Nothing new here: [Fox News] The New York Times reported last week that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, was waterboarded 183 times in one month by CIA interrogators. The “183 times” was widely circulated by news outlets throughout […]

Who’s safe from the torture witch hunt?

Here’s William McSwain, former U.S. Marines scout/sniper platoon commander and executive editor of the 2005 Review of Department of Defense Detention Operations and Detainee Interrogation Techniques (The Church Report). McSwain echos the comments of the former CIA director and former attorney general: the goal isn’t confession or evidence, but gathering intelligence to save lives. The […]

Read the whole thing.

Let’s get at the truth too about the word “torture,” which to different people, means different things. Some think “torture” means standing on the 98th floor of a burning skyscraper and realizing you have a choice between jumping and being incinerated. Some think torture is being crushed when a building implodes around you. Some think […]

Read the whole thing.

Rest assured that if the CIA hadn’t taken these steps and the U.S. had been hit again, the same people denouncing these memos now would have been demanding another 9/11 Commission to deplore their inaction. — Wall Street Journal.

Ignatius on Obama.

I don’t agree with the final conclusion, but the point is this: Even an Obama-supporting, center-left Washington Post writer, David Ignatius (Body of Lies), thinks that Obama has done our intelligence services damage with his decision to release the memos. It’s Amateur Hour at the White House. Again. Obama seems to think he can have […]

Obama opens can ‘O “torture” worms.

More egg for your face, Mr. President? The attempt by the Obama administration to play politics with intelligence gathering and national security this week detonated in their collective face after the president’s own National Intelligence Director, Admiral Dennis Blair, admitted that the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques provided critical information in the War on […]