Senate Testimony Sheds Light on Alleged Torture

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    Senate testimony sheds light on alleged torture

    I guarantee that this is going to play out as FBI vs. CIA. Having worked with both agencies, I'm not a huge fan of the FBI, but they are about a million times more worthy of the public trust, as an agency, than the CIA is.

    I love the quote from Robert Mueller: "WE DON'T DO THAT." It makes me happy to note that there are still leaders in the federal law enforcement agencies that remember who we are, and what we are.
     
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    I was noticing the same conflict, and it seemed for a while that the CIA was reacting by trying to attack Speaker Pelosi. It seems, at this point, that this strategy backfired, as under pressure from that attack Pelosi is countering with her own against the CIA.
     
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    except Nancy has been shown to be a LIAR
    since Porter Goss was at that very same briefing, and HE says the same thing the CIA says
     
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    If she's lying and was in fact complicit with full knowledge that we were torturing then she needs to held accountable as well.

    No free passes here.
     
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    Not just her, BUT a lot of High Ranking Democrats in BOTH HOUSES KNEW and supported it.

    IF it were illegal then not only did they do nothing about it, they SUPPORTED it.

    But we do not have retroactive LAWS in this Country. Waterboarding was not declared Illegal UNTIL this YEAR. So what happened in 2002 to 2008 are irrelevant. EXCEPT now we can get Pelosi for bald face lying in a political attempt to prosecute her opponents.
     
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    I suspect as the information about this torture issue comes to light, what we're going to dsicover is that the Bush II team was just as incompetent about gathering information from pisoners as they were at everything else.

    The above is a fairly good example of that fact coming to light.
     
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    I can't wait to see how successful Obama's team is at it.
     
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    Funny

    Bush and his cabinet and his appointees had nothing to do with interrogations... .there are and were professional interrogators who know their job that were doing this

    So no matter if you think Bush was 'incompetent' or not is irrelevant
     
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    Uhh, no. If waterboarding is torture, its always been illegal. Legal memos by bush administration officials can't change that.
     
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    except, realistically, pelosi is a non-sequitur. the who issue is an intentional distraction from the real issues.

    and there is another congressman who said the CIA lied (and later retracted) about briefing him. (i can't recall the name offhand).

    But AGAIN, it's an irrelevancy... and a distraction from the actual issue.
     

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