Or do you mean Waterboarding? I didn;t think AQ or the Taliban or the IRaqi insurgency were big users of waterboarding, guess I learn something new everyday.
Beyond the limited subset waterboarded (or humiliated, the horror), the vast majority were treated humanely, provided for in all basic needs and neccessities (for being prisoners) and many eventually released, under two administrations.
Is that how AQ/Talibad treated captured U.S. soldiers?
Got your finger on the pulse of the uprisings, eh?Egypt and Libya want democracy because of individual rights and justice.
And yet he has kept it open.Gitmo is a nightmare and Obama signed an order to close it on day 1 of his Presidency because he didn't understand the nightmare Gitmo truly was and will remain to be. Gitmo was a dumping ground for other countries trash/problems and no one wants them back, even the innocents.
EFBO. Everyones fault but Obama.Obama can't close Gitmo because the countries who said they would of taken some of the prisoners won't and Congress will not allow any of the prisoners here. Obama was niave to think anyone would take responsibility for the prisoners we have taken over the years.
At least many on the right admit Bush sucked. It's enlightening that those of the left still hold that Barry O is the messiah, and that it's everyone else who sucks.
Prisoners have died in Gitmo and I guess since we didn't do "exactly" as a terrorist group has done there torture we are better?
Dude you have become a long winded condescending poster.
An examination of medical records of nine inmates at the U.S. military prison in Cuba revealed clear signs of injuries consistent with torture as defined by a United Nations treaty, and exceeding interrogation limits the U.S. considered legal, according to the report.
Question, CR - you're on that raid and see a teenager holding a weapon. Do you:
A) Presume he is an enemy combatant and capture him; or
B) Presume that he was kidnapped, forced into service, and only happened to have picked up the weapon to look at it, after someone else dropped it, precisely at the time of the raid.
Obviously, the reasonable answer is "A". The only real question raised by this poor kid's situation is whether the truth of his situation was determined with all deliberate speed and whether he was released as soon as possible after it was determined?
...the CIA believes 'the intelligence acquired from these interrogations has been a key reason why al Qaeda has failed to launch a spectacular attack in the West since 11 September 2001.' . . . In particular, the CIA believes that it would have been unable to obtain critical information from numerous detainees, including [Khalid Sheik Mohammed] and Abu Zubaydah, without these enhanced techniques."
The memo continues: "Before the CIA used enhanced techniques . . . KSM resisted giving any answers to questions about future attacks, simply noting, 'Soon you will find out.' " Once the techniques were applied, "interrogations have led to specific, actionable intelligence, as well as a general increase in the amount of intelligence regarding al Qaeda and its affiliates."
Specifically, interrogation with enhanced techniques "led to the discovery of a KSM plot, the 'Second Wave,' 'to use East Asian operatives to crash a hijacked airliner into' a building in Los Angeles." KSM later acknowledged before a military commission at Guantanamo Bay that the target was the Library Tower, the tallest building on the West Coast. The memo explains that "information obtained from KSM also led to the capture of Riduan bin Isomuddin, better known as Hambali, and the discovery of the Guraba Cell, a 17-member Jemmah Islamiyah cell tasked with executing the 'Second Wave.' "
The memo notes that "[i]nterrogations of [Abu] Zubaydah -- again, once enhanced techniques were employed -- furnished detailed information regarding al Qaeda's 'organizational structure, key operatives, and modus operandi' and identified KSM as the mastermind of the September 11 attacks." This information helped the intelligence community plan the operation that captured KSM. It went on: "Zubaydah and KSM also supplied important information about al-Zarqawi and his network" in Iraq, which helped our operations against al-Qaeda in that country.
And libs wonder why they get labeled as dangerously stupid, unpatriotic, etc.
Question for you Doggin:
Is it illegal to have a firearm in Afghanistan?