Robert Gates Doesn’t Believe in Secrets
The Washington Post reports that Defense Secretary Robert Gates broke with CIA Director Leon Panetta, and four past CIA Directors from Republican and Democratic administrations, to counsel President Barack Obama to release selected CIA memos describing enhanced interrogation techniques used to extract information from captured terrorists. His reason? It must have been a good one. Robert M. Gates indicates that he supported the release of | Read More »
Fred Thompson on Obama’s decision to possibly prosecute Bush Administration officials
Fred Thompson takes Obama to task over the President’s latest amateurish flip flop — the green light that begins the process to provide the left its long-sought show trials of Bush Administration officials. Listen to the following YouTube audio clip: Fred really nails it.
President Gumby, Grow A Pair
Last night, I happened upon this story that describes how “European prosecutors are likely to investigate CIA and Bush administration officials on suspicion of violating an international ban on torture if they are not held legally accountable at home…” Now I knew before this whole incident that Obama wasn’t exactly the kind of guy to keep his word, and that’s putting it kindly. I was still shocked, | Read More »
Obama gives Holder the green light for the left’s long-sought show trials
Show trial: a trial (as of political opponents) in which the verdict is rigged and a public confession is often extracted — Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary President Obama was presented with another opportunity to rule out political retribution dressed up as investigations of the looney left-wing’s fanciful allegations of Bush administration war-crimes. Instead of standing by his previous obfuscation that “we need to look forward as | Read More »
A look ahead
Sometime in the not too distant future… This report has been printed in blue ink according to government specifications as stated in Constitutional Amendment XXXVI or the ‘Blue is Happy’ law, as it is known. Following are the details of what was formally known as an interrogation but which has now been progressively renamed a Constructive Questioning Session (CQS). This CQS was monitored and transcribed | Read More »
Obama tries to undo the CIA damage
President Obama visited the CIA yesterday and gave a pep talk to the employees demoralized by Obama’s decision to release formerly classified legal memoranda detailing the legal limits of interrogation techniques. Obama’s pep talk was too little too late. Obama was given a bipartisan warning not to release these documents. Four former heads of the CIA, two Appointed by President Clinton and two appointed by | Read More »
Cheney Doubles Down on ‘torture’ memos.
(Via Andrew Malcolm) Former Vice President Dick Cheney has indicated that last week’s disclosure / distraction involving four CIA ‘torture’ memos is critically incomplete, as it fails to give results. He wants the full story released: “One of the things that I find a little bit disturbing about this recent disclosure,” Cheney tells Hannity, “is they put out the legal memos, the memos that the | Read More »
Today’s Headlines — April 17, 2009
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/17/small-plane-crashes-fla-home/ Small plane crashes into Fla. home — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/17/obama-releases-memos-detailing-interrogations/ Obama releases memos detailing interrogations CIA personnel won’t face prosecution — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/17/homeland-security-got-internal-flags/ Homeland issued ‘extremism’ report despite objections Napolitano apologizes to veterans offended by report — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/17/obama-blames-us-guns-in-mexico/ Obama blames U.S. guns in Mexico — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/17/bosses-taken-hostage-in-french-worker-rebellion/ French workers take bosses hostage — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/17/tysons-galleria-operator-files-record-bankruptcy/ Tysons Galleria operator files record bankruptcy — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/17/green-glover-two-much-too-soon-for-favreau/ GREEN & GLOVER UNDERCOVER: Too much | Read More »
Today’s Headlines — March 3, 2009
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/03/100000-foot-soldiers-in-cartels/ EXCLUSIVE: 100,000 foot soldiers in cartels Numbers rival Mexican army — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/03/bush-reversed-wartime-powers-in-final-days/ Bush reversed wartime powers in final days Memo upholds Congress rights — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/03/bridge-to-nowhere-okd-for-everglades/ ‘Bridge to nowhere’ OK’d for Everglades Project buried in spending bill — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/03/obama-choice-for-trade-post-owes-on-taxes/ Kirk, Obama’s trade pick, owed taxes — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/03/stocks-plunge-to-1996-levels/ Banking crisis drops floor of stocks AIG losses set day’s tone — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/03/loophole-lets-15-semiautomatics-in-dc-for-3-years/ Loophole lets 15 semiautomatics in | Read More »
Heck Of A Job, Panetta
This is the kind of thing one uses one’s inside voice to comment about. And if one has to speak up about it, one speaks up about it privately. Pardon my snark, but if Leon Panetta were more versed in national security and intelligence matters–instead of merely being parachuted into a national security/intelligence position–he might have known this. And while I had hoped that his | Read More »
Loose Lips Sink Ships (Feinstein D-CA torpedoes Pakistan)… why Democrats cannot be entrusted with US Security
It would appear that the following Posters need to be put up all over Washington DC to remind Democrats that “Loose Lips Can Cost Lives” and while the old saying used to also have a “Loose Lips Sink Ships” variety – today it is “Loose Lips Will Ground Predators.” And to think these fools think it will be fine-and-dandy to have Trials for Terrorists in | Read More »
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Would American intelligence analysts cover for Iran?
So what happened? Did our intelligence community just vote for Iran’s nuclear bomb making after they voted against the idea?
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Sounds Pretty Equivocal, Doesn’t It?
Link: President Obama’s nominee to head the CIA, Leon E. Panetta, said Friday that he intended to test the claims by current agency officials that coercive interrogation methods were effective in getting terrorism suspects to talk. Panetta’s comments were the latest indication that the Obama administration may restore some of the CIA’s authority to use interrogation techniques that go beyond those allowed for the U.S. | Read More »
Obama’s Rendition Exception.
I’m not nearly as sanguine about this as Ed was: EXCLUSIVE: Loophole allows terrorist detentions President Obama’s executive order closing CIA “black sites” contains a little-noticed exception that allows the spy agency to continue to operate temporary detention facilities abroad. [snip] Current and former U.S. officials, who spoke on the condition that they aren’t identified because of the sensitivity of the subject, said such temporary | Read More »
Obama’s nominee for CIA chief has a daughter who just loves anti-American dictators
Seriously — if you’re surprised, raise your hand. Didn’t think so. The fact that a far-left activist would be palling around with diehard enemies of freedom in their own countries and abroad isn’t the least bit surprising; it’s what makes the “liberal” moniker the utter oxymoron we all know and love. Leon Panetta’s daughter is a perfect example. From Mike Waller’s blog: If the adult | Read More »