Obama Releases CIA Papers

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    White House senior adviser David Axelrod says President Barack Obama spent about a month pondering whether to release Bush-era memos about CIA interrogation techniques, and considered it “a weighty decision.”

    “He thought very long and hard about it, consulted widely, because there were two principles at stake,” Axelrod said . “One is … the sanctity of covert operations … and keeping faith with the people who do them, and the impact on national security, on the one hand. And the other was the law and his belief in transparency.”

    Obama consulted widely on memos - Mike Allen - POLITICO.com

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    Transparency. BO only wants transparency when he thinks it will make someone else look bad.
     
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    Yes I can see how transparency would override the sanctity of covert operations, keeping faith with the people who do them and the impact on national security. :cuckoo:

    God, it just makes you wonder what the hell goes on between those ears.
     
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    What an idiot. What a truly fucking idiot we have in the White House! He has broken a sacred trust that has always existed between a field operator and the government.

    Good luck trying to recruit intelligence field operators in the future. Good luck hanging on to the ones who are working now.
     
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    you mean like outing a CIA agent?
     
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    Doesn't matter the 'who'; matters the issue. Transparency takes second place over security, imo.
     
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    oh please--you're really not gonig to try to make the 'Plame comparison' here are you ?
     
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    no...we should sit back and watch all the faux outrage.

    :party:
     
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    Well, I would think there are things that should be transparent and things which shouldn't.

    I'm afraid I don't see a lot to fuss about in this one.
     
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    Agreed. And of all the things government should be transparent about, U.S. interrogation techniques is not one of them.
     
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    I don't think acknowleding that the techiniques that were being used were illegal (they were) and saying we don't play that way is a problem.

    Sorry, ZB... we're just going to have to disagree on this one.

    And, frankly, there has been zero showing that use of torture netted us ANY viable intel.
     

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