Sunday, April 04, 2010

CIA’s top spy: U.S. intelligence hasn’t ‘suffered at all’ from banning waterboading.

This was the statement put out by the despicable Liz Cheney, insisting that the CIA must continue to have the right to torture people:

"Late last night, Democrats in the House of Representatives inserted a provision dubbed “The Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Interrogation Act of 2010” into the intelligence authorization bill. This new language targets the US intelligence community with criminal penalties for using methods they have deemed necessary for keeping America safe. These methods have further been found by the Department of Justice to be both legal and in keeping with our international obligations.

"American intelligence officers do not deserve this kind of treatment from the government they honorably serve. Day in and day out, they protect our country and make difficult decisions–at times in matters of life and death. In return for their service the government rewards them with little pay and no acknowledgement of their heroic actions. Democrats in Congress now want to threaten them with criminal prosecutions and deprive them of valuable tactics that protect America.

"We urge the Congress to vote against the intelligence authorization bill in its current form."

Liz Cheney
Keep America Safe

Cheney has always claimed that the US will suffer should these methods be outlawed.

The woman is an utter abomination as far as I am concerned. And, much more importantly, Michael Sulick, the director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, recently stated that the U.S. hasn’t “suffered at all” because of the decision to ban waterboarding:
Sulick followed his lecture with a lengthy question-and-answer session, although he prefaced it by saying he would not comment on any issue that might influence policy. Questions were submitted by Fordham students in advance and read aloud by USG members. When asked if the Obama administration’s ban on waterboarding has had serious consequences on the war against terror, Sulick answered in general terms.

“I don’t think we’ve suffered at all from an intelligence standpoint,” he said, “but I don’t want to talk about [it from] a legal, moral or ethical standpoint.”

It's no surprise that Liz Cheney is found, as usual, to be talking utter nonsense. But then, she has to pretend that waterboarding was highly effective, as it's the only excuse she can come up with to explain her father's dreadful, illegal, behaviour.

One of the greatest disappointments I have with the Obama administration is that the sick buggers who authorised torture, like Liz Cheney's father, have never been prosecuted.

As far as I am concerned that remains a stain on America's conscience.

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