The recently released Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) Majority report on the CIA’s Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Program is marred by errors of facts and interpretation and is completely at odds with the reality that the leaders and officers of the Central Intelligence Agency lived through. It represents the single worst example of Congressional oversight in our many years of government service.
Damn Straight up from a man who loved his Nation, who adored his Military and who stood to protect this Republics Citizens, verses the lying blathering imbeciles of the Democrat party and their Liberal supporters!
Commentary by Jeffrey Hardin
Feinstein herself approved of these Interrogation Techniques and signed off on two wars, she may have just shot her own foot….Its insane how quickly the Liberals forget this….
Democrats approved of the Interrogation Techniques as well as signed off and approved of Both Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan yet the Libturdles are still screaming that this was Exclusively Bushes War?
WRONG! Have the Liberals ever ever ask themselves why the Democrats after all their threats and Sally Making didn’t precede to impeach Bush nor Cheney?
Have they ever once asked themselves that? They stopped the impeachment preceding for the simple fact that their hands were soaking wet with the ink that signed off on those Interrogation Techniques and OH My, the WARS, Both of them….
To impeach Bush and Cheney for War Crimes, these Democrats who signed off on the Wars and the torturing of these Muslims would have also indicted themselves you knuckleheaded Peckerwoods!
The GOP controlled the house and senate for first 6 of 8 years. The last 2 years were controlled by the Democrats and they stamped their approval on everything Bush asked for for those 8 years…. Everything!~
If Bush is guilty then so is every single DEMOCRAT that voted with Bush because they were accomplices to the war. That is why all the “war crime rhetoric” is just that- DEMOCRATS flapping their jaws to hear themselves talk.
Also, were you Liberals and Democrats outraged over “Extraordinary Rendition,” used during the Clinton Administration, also approved by Senate Democrats?
Despite polls at the time showing that a majority of Americans wanted U.S. troops withdrawn from Iraq and support setting a deadline for their departure, the Democrats had voted to instead side with President Bush against the American people?
The Democrats Approved Mass Surveillance and Torture as well as the two Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan…
Nancy Pelosi – Approval of Torture and are to this day now accusing the CIA of lying when in fact she is covering for her silly little maniacal self…
Pelosi along with other Democrats and their staff visited these Interrogation sights and prisons and even said to step up the Interrogations, not one objection were raised during their tour nor were they afterwards. Instead, at least two Democrat lawmakers in the room asked the CIA to push harder, two U.S. officials said. “The briefer was specifically asked if the methods were tough enough,” said a U.S. official who witnessed the exchange……. “Washington Post wrote in 2007.”
You Liberals keep insinuating this was Bushes WAR….Have you so easily forgotten that all but a very small number of DEMOCRATS signed off on BUSHES WAR, I mean Congress and the Senates WAR?
I know you Liberals have selected Memories, but come on, Bushes WAR, and we have come to know quite well that in Liberal circles EVERYTHING is BUSHES fault right?
And I assume that these Democrats listed below had nothing to do with the approval of these Interrogation Techniques either? Liberal Selective Memory….
If you numbnuts want Bush and Cheney indicted, then also start with this small but growing list of Democrats who approved of His Actions…Including the Interrogation “Torture” Techniques….
The Liberal Queen Hilary Clinton signed off and Approved both wars…. AS well as did these other Democrats….
And let us not forget that these Interrogations were used on Al Qaeda suspects in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks — that led to the capture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and lead to the killing of Usama bin Laden and other High Ranking Al Qaeda terror leaders…
To you Democrats, Liberals, Independents, Libertarians and Bleeding Heart Conservatives……..
Back in September, I described Vladimir Putin’s op-ed in the New York Times, in which he lectured Barack Obama over Syria, as an example of Putin’s trollpolitik. He is an exceptional practitioner of concern trolling, and he has taken particular delight in criticizing Obama over his supposed military adventurism. Edward Snowden’s eastward defection with damaging American intelligence secrets was a boon to Putin’s trollpolitik.
Snowden’s defenders preferred to pretend he was a public servant; his leaks did, after all, win his correspondents the public service Pulitzer. But their arguments began to fall apart when Snowden made them look like fools by leaking all sorts of information that had nothing to do with Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights and everything to do with providing strategic advantages to the American adversaries who took turns hosting Snowden before Putin’s Russia gave him a more permanent home.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA’s director and its top lawyer told White House attorneys in advance about their plans to file an official criminal complaint accusing Senate Intelligence Committee aides of improperly obtaining secret agency documents, the White House confirmed Wednesday.
Lawyers in the White House counsel’s office did not approve the CIA’s move to refer its complaint to the Justice Department or provide any advice to the agency, presidential spokesman Jay Carney said.
“There was no comment, there was no weighing in, there was no judgment,” Carney said, citing protocol not to interfere in the ongoing inquiries into the matter by the FBI and the CIA’s inspector general.
Carney did not say whether President Barack Obama was directly aware of the decision. “The president has been aware in general about the protocols and the discussions and occasional disputes involved,” he said.
Obama avoided commenting on his involvement in the dispute at the end of a meeting Wednesday with female Democratic lawmakers on women’s economic issues. He added that “with respect to the issues that are going back and forth between the Senate committee and the CIA, (CIA Director) John Brennan has referred them to the appropriate authorities. And they are looking into it. And that’s not something that is an appropriate role for me and the White House to weigh into at this point.”
Former CIA Director James Woolsey addressed the a nuclear Iran, saying that the acquisition of nuclear weapons by the Islamic Republic would change the entire political situation in the Middle East “for the worst”. But he had little faith in the ability of the Obama administration to solve the issue, given the lack of resolve in Washington to keep a convincing military option on the table. “It would excellent if we had a President who was willing to take firm stand and put that kind of fear in the hearts of the mullahs in Iran. But we don’t, and therefore there is only one military force in the Middle East that’s capable of keeping Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and that’s the IDF.” He cautioned that he did not see it as “the IDF’s job” to prevent a nuclear Iran, and that the US had the capability to do so itself. However at the moment he claimed “the chance of Obama doing that is virtually zero.