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 »
Dear President Obama: Waterboarding Is Not Torture.
Dear President Obama, I understand you’ve got a bit of a PR problem on your hands in regards to what you call “torture,” while you promised in your campaign that you would end the so called “torture” techniques the CIA used to protect American lives during the campaign, you realize they have worked. First of all, Mr. President, let me say, I don’t believe in | 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 »
Barack Obama’s Dangerous Game
Bumped up top to go with the AOL Hot Seat Question The media, let’s face it, want Barack Obama to succeed. They’ll want him to succeed until the moment Americans start getting slaughtered again in American streets by terrorists. And then they’ll want him to succeed even more. But we must be prepared to set the record straight. I am deeply concerned that Leon Panetta, | Read More »
Sen. Boxer approves Panetta at CIA: a reckless pick in a dangerous time
From the diaries, by Erick On Monday, January 5, President-elect Obama selected former Cong. Leon Panetta to be the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Panetta’s chief qualification is his utter lack of intelligence experience – meaning that he has not been involved with any of the intelligence activities in the past 7 years that have kept America safe. This makes him an acceptable candidate | Read More »
What Did Leon Panetta Know About Rendition And When Did He Know It?
Thus far, defenders of Director-designate of Central Intelligence Leon Panetta make the following points in defense of the proposition that he would make a good DCI: In response to arguments that Panetta is not experienced, Panettaphiles tell us that because of his experience as a consumer of intelligence–both as a member of the Iraq Study Group and as Chief of Staff to Bill Clinton–Panetta actually | Read More »