Dick Cheney Says Senate Report on CIA Interrogation Techniques is a “Terrible Piece of Work,” “Deeply Flawed” and ‘FULL OF CRAP” (VIDEO)
Former Vice-President Dick Cheney did not hold back in his interview with Bret Baier on FOX News regarding what he thought of the Senate report on CIA interrogation techniques released by Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Cheney called the report a “terrible piece of work,” “deeply flawed,” and full of bovine scatology. These interrogation methods were not done to punish the enemy combatants, they were performed to extract information so to prevent further attacks following 9-11.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney says a declassified Senate report on the controversial post-9/11 CIA interrogation program is “full of crap.”
“I think it is a terrible report, deeply flawed,” Cheney said on Fox News, his first televised interview since the report’s release. “It’s a classic example of where politicians get together and throw professionals under the bus.”
Cheney said he had not read the entire 6,000-page classified document, drafted by Democrats and their staffs on the Senate Intelligence Committee, or the 500-page declassified and redacted executive summary. But he unequivocally said its findings were flawed and an affront to members of the CIA.
“The notion that the agency was operating on a rogue basis was just a flat out lie,” Cheney said.
He insisted the so-called enhanced interrogation techniques were all legally justified and inconsistent with “torture,” though he conceded that the practice of “rectal rehydration” mentioned in the report, “was not one of the authorized or approved techniques.”
On a personal note, sorry if I don’t lose any sleep over a terrorist was given an enema.
BRET BAIER, FOX NEWS: Sir, did the ends justify the means?
FORMER VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY: Absolutely.
BRET BAIER: No doubt in your mind?
DICK CHENEY: No doubt in my mind, i’m totally comfortable with it. Bret, I think you’ve got to remember partly what was going on as well too during that period of time, we had reporting that al-Qaeda was trying to get their hands on nuclear weapons, that they had been dealing with Pakistanis who after all had nuclear weapons, we had the anthrax attacks, and we had every reason to expect to have a follow on attack. Our job was to keep the country safe and secure and get those guys who hit us on 9/11. That’s exactly what we did, and the professionals int he intelligence community, especially at the CIA did one hell of a job.
Legal Insurrection opines, “Pity they were too incapacitated by an enema to kill more Americans”. Amen brother!
NBC News’ Brian Williams Asks Former CIA Director Hayden: “How Are We Better Than our Enemies Morally?” … REALLY?
THE IDIOCY OF THE LIBERAL MSM …
UNBELIEVABLY, NBC’s Brian Williams actually asked former CIA Director Michael Hayden, following the release of the partisan Democrat Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques under the Bush administration, “How are we better than our enemies morally in light of what we all read about today?” Seriously folks, the liberal MSM actually asked how we are morally better than those who rape and kill women and children, and those who take pleasure in cutting people’s heads off.
Williams then went on to smugly ask, “how he’d feel about the techniques he supported if they were done to his family?” Hayden then put the liberal hack and those of his ilk in their place by responding, “I actually think that my outrage, if that were ever done to one of my family members, would be somewhat muted if my family member had just killed 3,000 of my citizens.”
Brian Williams: How are we better than our enemies morally in light of what we all read about today?
Michael Hayden: Well, let me give you a startling statement, Brian. And look, everyone knows these things were very tough. I got involved in this very late in the program. I endorsed their use going forward in a very minimized form. So these decisions aren’t taken lightly by anyone, believe me…. As bad as some people think the CIA behavior was with regard to these 100 or so detainees, if everyone on the planet used CIA behavior as the model the world would actually improve.
Hey Brian William, do you remember these terrorist stories?
- Al-Qaeda-inspired Islamist terrorists slaughtered soldier ‘like a piece of meat’ in brutal murder.
- VIDEO Shows ISIS Beheading Another American Journalist Hostage, This Time Steven Sotloff
- ISIS VIDEO Appears to Show Another Brutal Beheading … This Time It is British Hostage & Aid Worker David Haines
Sarah Palin Says at the NRA at the ‘Stand and Fight Rally, “If I Were in Charge They Would Know that Waterboarding Is How We’d Baptize Terrorists’
Sarah Palin says, what most people think. She told the NRA at the ‘Stand and Fight Rally’ in Indianapolis, IN the following this weekend when it comes to how terrorists should be treated who want to destroy American:
Oh, but you can’t offend them. Can’t make them feel unforgettable. Not even a smidgen. Well if I were in charge, they would know that Water-boarding is how we baptize terrorists.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta Admits on ‘Meet the Press’ that Information from Waterboarding Led US to Death of Bin Laden
Another White House lie debunked …
This morning on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta admitted that information from Waterboarding lead to tracking down and the killing of Al-Qaeda mastermind terrorist Osama Bin Laden. So much for President Obama and his lap dog media’s parroting that waterboarding played no issue in killing Bin Laden.
“The real story was that in order to put the puzzle of intelligence together that led us to Bin Laden, there were a lot of pieces out there that were a part of that puzzle. Yes, some of it came from some of the tactics that were used at that time, interrogation tactics that were used. But the fact is we put together most of that intelligence without having to resort to that.”
The Gateway Pundit reminds us that this was not the first time that Panetta had made such comments.
Former VP Dick Cheney Says, “it’s an “outrage” the Obama administration continues to investigate CIA agents who interrogated terror suspects”
IT’S AN OUTRAGE …
Former Vice President Dick Cheney went on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace to discuss the killing of Osama Bin Laden and the continued investigations into CIA agents by the Obama Administration’s AG Eric Holder. Talk about a mixed message and having your cake and eating it to on the part of Barack Obama. As he takes credit for the killing of Bin Laden, he also is having his administration investigate the very individuals who gathered the intelligence. Dick Cheney did provide profs to Obama; however, he also said that the justice probe of CIA agents was an “OUTRAGE”.
Cheney noted there was a “complete investigation” during the Bush administration that concluded the agents had not violated the law. He said the decision by Holder to reopen that case and hand it over to a special prosecutor sets a “terrible precedent.”
“These are government employees. They did nothing wrong, as best as any of us knows,” Cheney told “Fox News Sunday.” “It is an outrage that we would go after the people who deserve the credit for keeping us safe for seven and a half years.”
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld also said Sunday that the Obama administration should set the CIA probe “aside” and move on, calling it a “most unfortunate thing.”
“These people were operating at the direction of the president. They were doing things that had been approved by the Department of Justice,” Rumsfeld said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “And it sends a chill throughout the government.”
The Lonely Conservative reminds us that this is not the first time that the Obama Administration has gone after heroes.Let us not forget when they went after Navy Seals for abusing terrorist.
Oh, and remember when they prosecuted Navy SEALS for “abusing” terrorists? The case fell apart, they were just trying to make examples of them. Now they bask in the glory brought to them by the Navy SEALS.
Which further goes to the questions that Chris Wallace would later ask Obama’s WH Security adviser Tom Donilon that shooting a terrorist in the head was consistent with US values but some how waterboarding wasn’t. I guess the same question can be asked as to Navy Seals being prosecuted for abusing terrorist. They can kill them but not abuse them, really?
Hypocrisy: WH Security Adviser Tom Donilon Cannot Explain the Difference Between Waterboarding & Shooting Bin Laden in the Eye
Once again the Barack Obama White House is having a communication issue … they cannot explain to the American people how “waterboarding” a terrorist is worse that shooting a terrorist in the head. The obvious answer is, it is not. The Obama administration knows it has a problem when they just can’t answer a simple question.
Watch the VIDEO below courtesy of the Gateway Pundit of White House Security adviser Tom Donilon on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace twist and squirm as he cannot answer the question. The question is simple, how is extreme interrogation and waterbaording of KSM different from shooting Bin Laden in the head?
Tom Donilon stated that waterbaording of Khalid Sheikh Mohammad is not consistent with our values and not necessary to get the kinds of intelligence that we need. This was followed with a question by Chris Wallace, but shooting Bin Laden in the head is consistent with our values? Donilon’s response, we are at war with Osama Bin Laden. Um, as if we are not also at war with KSM?
President Barack Obama gets a gold star for giving the ok on the mission that killed Osama Bin laden; however, the bigger picture and long term issue that has come from the killing of Bin Laden is that Obama and his minions cannot say it is consistent with American values to shoot a terrorist in the head, yet say it is not to interrogate terrorist by any means available. Especially when so many have stated that waterboarding played a role in garnering intel in the “mosaic” the captured and killed Osama Bin Laden. Any thinking and common sense person, ie the American voters, can see that waterboarding was vindicated and played a part in killing Bin Laden and that Obama was wrong.
UPDATE I: Of course Tom Donilon was provided a much more softball interview an ABC’s ‘This Week’ with Christiane Amanpour. Donilon stated that the killing of bin Laden also led to the single largest cache of information ever recovered from a senior terrorist. Of course that treasure trove was also gained in part from extreme interrogation methods, i.e. waterboarding. Of course that part was left out of this interview. Or at least referenced in a negative tone.
Donilon stated that no single piece of intel lead to the capture and killing of Bin Lade, it was 100′s. Except for the fact that many of the ones that came after were a result of the initial intelligence and hard work of CIA analysts. Sorry, but like with any investigation, it had to start somewhere and the nickname of the courier is as good as any.