Monday, February 22, 2010

Interrogation Memo's: What's the Truth?

The Obama Administration, is still on the hunt to, in their minds, 'bring to justice those who sanctioned the interrogation process of Guantanamo prisoners',

They are starting with the lawyers with the hope of proceeding up the chain of command from there.

This article posted on News Busters focuses on the the lawyer thing and kind of straighten my mind out on the arguments that the administration is hanging their hat on.

The argument that the lawyers put together the laws which allowed the 'torture proceedings' is preposterous. The fact is the lawyers put together opinions on the whether or not the law supported this type of interrogation, enhanced interrogations.

Ahh, excuse me, but the lawyers didn't "craft" anything that "allowed" the use of any "harsh interrogation tactics." Those men didn't have that authority. Those lawyers only wrote a legal opinion, they didn't write legal policy. That's like claiming that the people who draft war plans are the ones who "allow " the use of those plans. But that's not how it works. Read more:

The administration is prosecuting lawyers that offered opinions! Imagine that, we can be in trouble for offering opinions. Boy, what could be done with that one if it becomes a precedent.

Also, I was reading at a favorite Barns and Noble hangout and I found a very interesting book on this subject, the enhanced interrogation process that is.

'Courting Disaster' by Marc Thiessen is an excellent book for anyone that wants to understand what the enhanced interrogation process is and what it is not. Don't figure you'll learn the facts from the NY Times or anyone on TV for that matter.
White House speechwriter Marc Thiessen was locked in a secure room and given access to the most sensitive intelligence when he was tasked to write President George W. Bush’s 2006 speech explaining the CIA’s interrogation program and why Congress should authorize it. Few know more about these CIA operations than Thiessen, and in his new book, Courting Disaster, he documents just how effective the CIA’s interrogations were in foiling attacks on America, penetrating al-Qaeda’s high command, and providing our military with actionable intelligence. Thiessen also shows how reckless President Obama has been in shutting down the CIA’s program and releasing secret documents that have aided our enemies. MORE

Question everything and do your research!

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