Bin Laden Show 55: Waterboarding for Morons

07 Other Atrocities, 09 Justice, 11 Society, Corruption, Cultural Intelligence, Government, IO Impotency, Military

Fact Check: No evidence presented waterboarding helped find bin Laden

Phi Beta Iota: An excellent objective piece that  confirms what all of us–and particularly Col Stuart Herrington, USA (Ret)–as well as some of those actually involved in the CIA campaign–have been saying.  Waterboarding does not work.  It leads to fiction that wastes time and money and has a political risk cost.  Any politician or media person who sounds off in favor of waterboarding–and this now includes Trump and Huckabee–is an ignorant fool on this specific topic.  Panetta is either being lied to by the counter-terror aides, or abusing the truth for political ends, essentially demonstrating his figure-head status.

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Debate continues over role of waterboarding in gathering bin Laden intel

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Journal: Bush-Era Cover-Up on 9-11 Interrogations

Journal: UK Complicity in torture of its own citizens

Journal: US Blusters on UK Torture Disclosures

Journal: DoD Contract Assassins, CIA Torturers, and ACLU as Phil Agee Redux? Self-Immolation 101….

Journal: Chuck Spinney Sends–On Torture–While Obama Signs Law Blocking Release of Torture Photos

Reference: Preventing Torture

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