Category Archives: CIA interrogation program

24 Dec

“Zero Dark Thirty” plays it down the middle

I decided to go check out the movie for myself thanks to the ringing endorsement by Senators Feinstein, Levin, and McCain: “I thought it was terrible,” said Feinstein, one of a handful of lawmakers to see the film ahead of … Continue reading

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18 May

Soufan…Rodriguez…Carle…Crumpton

“Mr. President, by the time we’re through with these guys, they’re gonna have flies walking across their eyeballs.”
- Former CTC chief, Cofer Black, 60 Minutes last Sunday

Lawfare Blog has a roundup of some of the latest news regarding the “GWoT”:

Posted in 9/11, American Intelligence, Book Review, CIA interrogation program, Guantanamo, War On Terror | 1 Comment | 537 views
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16 May

Bush & Co. Tried by a Toothless Kangaroo “Court of Conscience”

THE Kuala Lumpur Tribunal on War Crimes sat for five days in the courtroom at the Al-Bukhary Foundation to listen to charges against George W. Bush, Richard B. Cheney, Donald H. Rumsfeld, Alberto Gonzalez, David Addington, William Haynes II, Jay Byber and John Choon Yoo of the United States for the torture of detainees held in the Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo detention camps.

Posted in Bush Derangement Syndrome, CIA interrogation program, human rights, The Iraqi War, War On Terror | 14 Comments | 348 views
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10 May

Panties in a Wad Over “Big Boy Pants”

“The reason for that is the torture that my client was subjected to by the men and women wearing the big-boy pants down at the CIA, it makes it impossible …”
- Air Force Captain Michael Schwartz, military counsel for the defence of Walid bin Attash

During the arraignment hearings, this comment was drowned out by white noise when the court security officer thought classified information might be mentioned. However, upon review, The Pentagon office in charge of the military commission tribunals decided nothing compromising was revealed and released a transcript on Wednesday.

Schwartz’ “big boy pants” was a snide reference to Jose Rodriguez (who proudly linked it onto his book’s Facebook wall) and his 60 Minutes interview with Lesley Stahl in which Rodriguez said,

Posted in 9/11, Book Review, CIA interrogation program, Guantanamo, War On Terror | 6 Comments | 582 views
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2 May

Yoo Padilla got served!

Jose Padilla’s case against John Yoo (one of the authors of the OLC “How not to torture” memos) was dismissed by a federal appeals court today:

The ruling “confirms that this litigation has been baseless from the outset,” said Miguel Estrada, Yoo’s attorney. “For several years, Padilla and his attorneys have been harassing the government officials he believes to have been responsible for his detention, and ultimately, conviction, as a terrorist. He has now lost before two separate courts of appeals, and will need to find a new hobby for his remaining time in prison.”

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1 May

Jose Rodriguez vs. Senate Democrats

Jose Rodriguez challenges the Obama narrative on “The Path to Osama bin Laden’s Death” in a WaPo op-ed today and is also challenged by Senate Democrats involved in a 3-yr long investigation due to be released sometime in the near future. You can read Senators Feinstein and Levin’s joint statement here.

Rodriguez’s op-ed:

Posted in Barack Obama, CIA interrogation program, Congress, War On Terror | 4 Comments | 399 views
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30 Apr

Holding Pelosi’s Feet to the Water

“They mislead us all the time,”
-Nancy Pelosi, 2009

Remember that? Covered here, here, here, and here (I’m sure I missed another dozen posts). The next week in anticipation of her weekly news conference, she avoids the topic and the press lets her off the hook. The press should have hung on to the story like a tenacious pit-bull until she either resigned or the truth outed. Instead, there she still sits…affecting our nation.

Today, Marc Thiessen, in wake of the release of Jose Rodriguez’s new book, Hard Measures, holds her feet to the water once again:

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28 Apr

Making the Hard Measures

“This is an individual who probably didn’t give a rat’s ass about having water poured on his face,”


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“We made some al-Qaida terrorists with American blood on their hands uncomfortable for a few days. I am very secure in what we did and am very confident that what we did saved American lives.”

-Jose Rodriguez, former chief of the CIA’s clandestine service

Posted in Book Review, CIA interrogation program, War On Terror | 23 Comments | 514 views
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11 Mar

Targeted Assassinations Of American Citizens…The Left’s Hypocrisy

As I wrote about in a earlier post, the hypocrisy of the left in regards to Obama’s policy of allowing assassinations of United States citizens is quite telling.

Take for example this speech given by our Attorney General in 2004:

Posted in American Intelligence, Barack Obama, Baracks Broken Promises, Bush 43, Bush Derangement Syndrome, CIA interrogation program, CIA Leak, Constitution, Deception and Lies, Fanatical Islam, Guantanamo, Homegrown Jihadi, Law, Media, Middle East, MSM Bias, NSA Wiretap's, Politics, POWER GRAB!, The Plame Affair, War On Terror | 17 Comments | 669 views
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5 Mar

Targeted Assassinations…My, How Quiet The Liberals Are

While I don’t disagree with the Administration over this policy, I find the whole situation ironic. It was just a few years ago liberals were crying and protesting all over the fact that the United States waterboarded a few high level terrorists.

Posted in 9/11, Afghanistan, American Intelligence, Barack Obama, Baracks Broken Promises, Bush Derangement Syndrome, CIA interrogation program, Constitution, Deception and Lies, Fanatical Islam, Foreign Policy, Islam, Law, Middle East, Military, MSM Bias, Politics, War On Terror | 30 Comments | 697 views
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