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CIA Report on Getting Terror Suspects to Talk

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    "Unconscionable:" Top Republicans Lash Out Ahead of Release of CIA Report

    Top Republicans are warning that the "unconscionable" release, by order of Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, of a report on CIA interrogation techniques used on Al Qaeda suspects in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks could "endanger the lives of Americans" all over the world.

    The report on the techniques, which some officials credit with helping track down Usama bin Laden and other terror leaders, is expected to be released late Tuesday morning. The White House and President Obama are backing the decision to release the report, despite warnings from lawmakers and some inside the administration that it could lead to a backlash against Americans.
    From my observation, the democrats are desperate: They got a severe lashing at the mid-term elections and feel the need to combat that in any way they can before the 2016 election.

    I expect this will be but one such tactic they will use over the next year but I also believe this is a comparatively lower-level one: They are likely holding their "big guns" until closer to the election.

    Such is the nature of partisan politics.

    As to the propriety of releasing the report: It serves no purpose (in my opinion) to release that information at all except in one or two circumstances:
    1. As a red herring (to off-set the democrats' significant losses in November, and as a tactic towards 2016); and/or
    2. To purposefully inflame our enemies on whom these "torture" tactics were used. Although, I can think of no reason why we would want to do that (which is not to say Obama doesn't have some warped reason).

    So, no, I do not think the report should be released.

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    This is to move the national dialog from the "post racial president" being powerless to stop black men from being gunned down in the street and still really having no plan to deal with ISIL.

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      Don't forget Jonathan Gruber is appearing before a house panel today, I suspect that will get little attention at all from the media over this stunt from the Democrats.

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        So you think the president is purposefully throwing up [sic] these canards to distract us from his other malfeasance?


        yeah, I get that!

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          Nothing is really new (as I understand at this point) in the interrogation/torture report so the only real purpose it can serve is to be a distraction with an appearance of doing something while really just doing the same old same old.

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            Democrats don't like this country very much and they will do most anything they can to tear it down. Obama went around apologizing for the country his first two years in office and now that Feinstein is loosing her chairmanship of the intelligence committee, she is going to do what she can to inflict as much evil on this country as she possibly can. Dems are really mad right now that their agenda that has been pushed for the last 6 years has been so soundly rejected by the majority in this country. 30 of the 60 Senators who voted for Obamacare are no longer in office. I have a feeling that number will increase in 2016.

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              I don't have much of an issue with dirty laundry being aired. I don't think there will be much new information that we don't already know anyways. I'm not much of a fan of the government keeping secrets. That could be because it seems the secrets that are being held are more and more involved in U.S. citizens, not foreign threats.

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                Originally posted by fishjoel View Post
                I don't have much of an issue with dirty laundry being aired. I don't think there will be much new information that we don't already know anyways. I'm not much of a fan of the government keeping secrets. That could be because it seems the secrets that are being held are more and more involved in U.S. citizens, not foreign threats.
                The information released is utterly useless. One network reports what the facts were, and the other network on the right side disputed it all. So, given what happens with the spin and denials once any report is released, the American people cannot ever get a straight report. This is the state of our nation with these propaganda outlets.

                So, if anyone needs to know what is going on in this nation, with the gov't you are just shit out of luck. All it means is that we do not have anything resembling a constitutional republic nor a watch dog press. The wkole thing is one big sham, and the American people apparently are only concerned if their tribe won today or not.

                It's like an old sci fi book that speaks of the destruction of a republic and its press, and the stupidity and apathy of its citizens who will not put an end to this farce.

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                  Originally posted by fishjoel View Post
                  I don't have much of an issue with dirty laundry being aired. I don't think there will be much new information that we don't already know anyways. I'm not much of a fan of the government keeping secrets. That could be because it seems the secrets that are being held are more and more involved in U.S. citizens, not foreign threats.

                  All the dirty laundry has been aired. This is nothing but retribution. It's about Bush, making Republicans and Americans look bad.

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                    Originally posted by OldmanDan View Post

                    All the dirty laundry has been aired. This is nothing but retribution. It's about Bush, making Republicans and Americans look bad.
                    Oh...I know that is exactly the reason. It just goes to show that Obama and Democrats are classless. How much has Bush run his mouth since he's been out of office despite all the shit-talk Obama has sent his way? Nothing.

                    I don't like Bush as a President but at least he was somewhat presidential.

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                      The only thing close to a revalation out of the reports is how little Bush had to do with any of it seemingly being poorly informed until well into his second term.

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                        Originally posted by JDJarvis View Post
                        The only thing close to a revalation out of the reports is how little Bush had to do with any of it seemingly being poorly informed until well into his second term.

                        And that makes me feel better about Pres.Bush. I think he would have had a problem with what his CIA was doing. But since Pres Bush was intentionally kept in the dark, and perhaps even lied to by the likes of that satanic Cheney, there is little we can lay at Pres. Bush's feet.

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                          Anyone who thinks these tactics magically stopped when Obama was elected is a fool....

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                            This something Obama can pretend to fix while keeping the cameras away from other issues, a brilliant but despicable political ploy.

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                              Originally posted by Blue Doggy View Post

                              And that makes me feel better about Pres.Bush. I think he would have had a problem with what his CIA was doing. But since Pres Bush was intentionally kept in the dark, and perhaps even lied to by the likes of that satanic Cheney, there is little we can lay at Pres. Bush's feet.
                              AH AH AH, there, BD: "hate" is a sin and you have claimed to have rid yourself of sin. Tsk, tsk, tsk: "...that satanic Cheney?" 'tis but to laugh.

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