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.