“We can’t do waterboarding, it’s far too tough! We’re fighting on a different level! we have to be tough…and in some cases pretty vicious”
Ben Carson made the stunning claim that upholding international law by not torturing people is caving to political correctness.
Fiorina’s claim that “waterboarding was used when there was no other way to get information that was necessary” contradicts the evidence
Instead of shame and humiliation that this government condoned and defended myriad human rights violations, one of the architects of torture, Dick Cheney and several Bush officials hit the airwaves defending torture with overwhelming support from the religious right.
New York Times Editorial Calls for Investigation and Prosecution of Torturers in Bush Administration
The Times says this is “about ensuring that this never happens again and regaining the moral credibility to rebuke torture by other governments”
The hypocrisy of this nation co-sponsoring a resolution condemning anyone country for human rights abuses (torture) is beyond the pale. Particularly in light of the recent Senate Intelligence Report verifying what the world has known for several years; America is guilty of committing gross human rights abuses on its own citizens and “suspected terrorists” held in captivity.
Former Republican Congressman and current conservative radio host Joe Walsh appeared on CNN Wednesday morning to discuss his tweets and comments in the aftermath of the release of the Senate’s report on the CIA’s use of torture.
The chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee responsible for the report, Senator Dianne Feinstein, is incensed over the CIA’s fight to release the report which included revelations the CIA spied on and infiltrated the Senate committee investigating the Bush-Cheney torture program.
The comparison to Bush’s torture program is categorically false – not only from a legal standpoint on the use of drones vs. the use of torture, but also with respect to transparency and oversight.
During questioning by Senator Diane Feinstein at his confirmation hearing, John Brennan confirmed once again that torture did not lead us to bin Laden.
If successful, torture would not produce results faster than methods that are more compatible with our values, morals and the law.
While on his Bold and Fresh Tour with Glenn Beck in Waterbery, NY over the weekend, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly claimed that he told Obama to hire him as his special advisor, and as Obama’s special advisor he would tell the CIA to kidnap Harry Reid and to waterboard Nancy Pelosi.
On his radio show today, former Rep. Bob Ney challenged former attorney general Alberto Gonzales to still defend waterboarding as not torture, after he tried it. Ney said, “If Alberto Gonzales wants to clear his name by saying he didn’t cooperate in torture, then let him try it himself.”
Sean Hannity said on his radio show that you have to be a fool to oppose waterboarding, but yet Sean still hasn’t followed through with his promise to be waterboarded for charity, so the only fool I see here is Sean Hannity.
Jesse Ventura was on Larry King Live last night discussing waterboarding. As a former Navy Seal, Ventura had been waterboarded. He called the tactic torture and drowning. He also volunteered to waterboard Dick Cheney. He said that under waterboarding he could get Cheney to confess to the Sharon Tate murders.
Comedian Wanda Sykes performed at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, and while she did a great job poking fun at the Obama’s some her best material was reserved for Sean Hannity and his offer to be waterboarded for charity. Check out the video.
Two days ago, during an interview on Fox News Sen. Joe Lieberman proclaimed his support for waterboarding, but on Wednesday he, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham signed a letter to President Obama that stated their opposition to waterboarding.
Here are the thanks President Obama got from Joe Lieberman for saving his committee chairmanship. Lieberman has blasted Obama for releasing the torture memos, saying that their release helped our enemies, and he repeated his position that waterboarding isn’t really torture.
Today, President Bush used his weekly radio address to defend his veto of a bill that would have banned the use of waterboarding and other forms of torture by the CIA. The president’s first point was to remind America that al-Qaeda is out there and wanting to attack. “Al Qaida remains determined to attack America again.