Constantly second-guessing and blaming the previous administration have been taken to unpresidential depths by Barack Obama.
Senate Democrats decide to spend 40 million taxpayer dollars to contrive a one-sided report questioning the tough post-9/11 decisions made by George W. Bush and our CIA on methods of interrogating captured terrorist masterminds. True to form, the Dems release the report in one of their last acts while they still control the Senate.
Democratic Senate staffers did not even talk to the heads of the agencies that oversaw the programs. The report took seven years to compile and was a hatchet job targeted at Bush. The 6,000-page report was slightly longer than a Tom Cruise prenup.
This president’s unpopularity manifested in historic Democratic losses in the midterm election – to the point that association with Obama has topped cirrhosis of the liver as the No. 1 cause of death for old, white Democratic politicians.
The cumulative effect of Obama’s feckless “foreign policy” is weakness. His loathing of America and divisive second-guessing feed our enemies’ resolve, betray our allies, are politically motivated – and unnecessary. And they will help ISIS recruitment. They were probably factors in the violence at the Lindt chocolate shop in Sydney. If terrorists start attacking America’s strategic chocolate reserve, then we’d really care.
To Democrats, everything is political; the best interests of our country seldom matter. Releasing this report on the day Obamacare architect Jon Gruber was grilled by Congress for calling American voters “stupid” was calculated.
The fake moral outrage that is the trademark of liberals continues. Somehow it is awful to slap around a mass-murdering 9/11 mastermind, but it’s OK for Obama to kill many innocent bystanders at family weddings with drone attacks. Democrats do like weddings.
The “torture” issue had been well behind us, but Obama now has effectively accused Bush of war crimes – once again deeming his political foes enemies of the state.
The report talked about us sending terrorists to “black sites,” which I initially thought were places like ILikeBigBooties.com. But, no. Black sites are places in friendly countries where a tough foreign intelligence officer interrogates the bad guys and pours water in their faces until he gets information. It sounds like a role for Liam Neeson for which Hollywood would pay him $5 million.
Interestingly, our idiot government paid $80 million to two former Air Force psychologists to design our “Enhanced Interrogation Program.” These two torture experts must have caught the eye of the CIA for their work designing the property-tax appeal process for the city of Atlanta.
If there needs to be an investigation of this program, it should be into why we paid these guys $80 million for their torture expertise. If the feds raid these guys’ homes, they best be really careful when checking out the basements.
Only three of the terrorists most directly involved with Osama bin Laden were waterboarded. So we pretty much spent $80 million divided by three, or about $26.6 million per waterboarding. That water was more expensive than Pellegrino bought at Starbucks.
We mostly waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the 9/11 mastermind and evil genius bomb builder. He’s been at Guantanamo for 10 years and has won the prison camp Science Fair eight times. So what if we took this terrorist somewhere and subjected him to enhanced irrigation?
The CIA was also accused of giving terrorists “rectal hydration.” Democrats call it torture, but liberals in Beverly Hills pay good money for colonics like that. Nancy Pelosi said such methods do not reflect our country’s values – this from a woman whose district in San Francisco would like to see the same thing covered under Obamacare.
Either way, the information extracted from KSM helped us get bin Laden, for which, hypocritically, Obama eagerly took credit.
After 9/11, Bush felt we had two choices. The first was to grab the guys who helped those who did it and interrogate them to get to the leaders, and then light up terrorist training camps with bombs. That was the right choice. The other choice was to invade, occupy and bomb Afghanistan and Iraq back to the Stone Age, which set those countries back only about a month. That was the wrong decision.
The only outrages from this report are that the Democrats saw fit to release it and that our government paid two ex-government employees more than $80 million so that the U.S. could torture terrorists for information. My bookie has a guy with vast experience in the art of “persuasion” who would have done it for free. He has assured me of this on numerous occasions