Theodore's World: Obama Might Release Details of CIA's Interrogation Methods on Terrorists

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April 16, 2009

Obama Might Release Details of CIA's Interrogation Methods on Terrorists

FOX news

By Brit Hume

The Wall Street Journal, reports that President Obama is considering the release of CIA memos revealing in detail the interrogation techniques used in questioning terror suspects in the desperate days and months after 9/11.

The president's decision will tell us much about him. It is no secret that U.S. intelligence agents subjected key captives to rough treatment to extract information. Senior intelligence officials have said that the information obtained was some of the best they got and was vital to preventing further attacks. But the methods were harsh, to include the simulated drowning known as water boarding, and even the controlled banging of a suspect's head against a wall.

Some, including Senator John McCain, consider this stuff torture and the techniques are no longer in use. There is strong support for releasing the details from the left and with some in the administration including Attorney General Eric Holder.

But Mr. Obama is reported having doubts. Top intelligence officials argue that release of these details can only harm their work and their reputations. He may be wondering if it's good idea to inform terrorists precisely what treatment they will or will not face if captured. Maybe he's even looked up the 1947 law that created the CIA, which repeatedly mentions the responsibility of the intelligence agency and its leaders to protect two things: the sources and methods of their work.

Wild Thing's comment.........

Making enemies in the CIA? Bad career move, Barry/Hussein/ "Soutpiel puppet with a teleprompter"....not my president Obama.

Gosh oh golly I hope we don’t find out they did anything that was “really bad" You know like showing them a Playboy Magazine, or playing Winnie the Pooh shows with God forbid Piglet in them.

If Obama does this he will ONLY be kissing up to the terrorists and giving the middle finger to our side, to our country and to our troops and yep the CIA as well.

......Thank you RAC for sending this to me.

RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company

13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam

Posted by Wild Thing at April 16, 2009 07:55 AM


If Barry screws with the CIA they may just "accidently" leak some info on him. Like maybe his Kenyan birth certificate or his real dealings with Tony Rezko or Bill Ayers.

Posted by: TomR at April 16, 2009 11:01 AM

Tom, good idea and they would have more
then we even know about him.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 16, 2009 03:01 PM

Where is Berry going to live once he leaves office? He needs to decide now. After all, he will leave office at a run if he does this.

Tom is right the CIA, though always pretty far to the left from its founding, has people who could get Berry's birth certificate. There could also be legal documents from his pre-teen years declaring him a citizen of Indonesia or aligning his citizenship as British with his biological father. His mom always was dippy or she never would have met Mr. Obama. There is no telling what she may have signed.

In any case, piss the CIA off and Berry is in trouble.

Posted by: Avitar at April 16, 2009 04:23 PM

The people in the CIA who did so much damage to Bush are the ones in charge now. These same people who changed the Liberation of Iraq into an occupation which screwed Bush and they knew it.

But a release of these documents will do more damage to our already damaged Security. This is just more of the same Berry trying to undermind the security of the United States.

Posted by: Mark at April 16, 2009 05:20 PM

Avitar, heh heh maybe he will go live with
the relative that lives in a hut.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 16, 2009 11:32 PM

Mark, your right, Obama could care less how
all these things he does weaken our country,
our secrutiy etc. It is unreal how he does
so many things to favor the enemy.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 16, 2009 11:35 PM