Approximately 3 weeks ago, Eric Holder--the attorney general of the United States, under appointment by Barack Obama, declared that waterboarding, sleep deprivation, & slapping is no longer permited when interrogating foreign terrorists. Left wing groups, like moveon.org & the ACLU immediately rallied around that--& then became angry that Obama was not going to prosecute anyone in the Bush administration for authorising the "enhanced interrogation technics." The waterboarding was used on a total of 3 terrorists, one of them being the master mind of the 9/11 attacks, & 2 others that were high level operatives within Al Queda. What was purposefully not released was how effective the "enhanced interrogation technics" were. The mastermind of 9/11--when originally asked "nicely" if there were any other attacks planned--stated: Just wait & see! After waterboarding--he told of the 2nd wave of attacks that were planned for Los Angeles--using Asians to take over another aircraft to hit the tallest building in L.A. (a library). We have learned from these technics--names, dates & places. In fact, all CIA chiefs. including George Tenet, former Clinton appointee stated: That they learned more from these technics, than all other intelligence agencies combined. Dick Cheney has asked the CIA to release "all" of the torture file information to show, as he claims, that hundreds of terrorists here & abroad were arrested & innocent lives were saved. Barack Obama, has in effect, taken away the most useful tool used to capture terrorists "before" they strike. Under his guise of "moral clarity"--he has put foreign terrorists under the umbrella of protection of the United States Constitution, which is reserved only for American citizens. In essense, he has given foreign terrorists their own American bill of rights. It is clear that this President is more concerned about protecting the rights of terrorists, than he is at saving the lives of American citizens. He is derelict at his number 1 responsiblity, protecting American citizens. He has weakened our defenses against a very determined enemy who would seek any means to cause mass casuality in this country. Barack Obama has politised National Security. So I ask you Obama voters: Do you feel "safer" now? To add--his administration is considering prosecuting a past administration for not following his NEW law that was initiated 3 weeks ago. Waterboarding was not considered "torture" under the Bush administration, nor were Foreign terrorists protected by the United States Constitution. Welcome to the Banana Republic of the United States of America You voted for it--You got it!