Ex-CIA agent talks on Waterboarding

As usual, we only get half of the story.  Waterboarding worked.  We got information which disrupted several plots.  On the other hand, Brian Ross of ABC News didn’t really ask about false information that sent federal agents on wild goose chases.  He didn’t mention that Abu Zabayduh was mentally disturbed from a head injury that he suffered years earlier.  He also didn’t mention that James Risen reported that the FBI was getting good information out of Zabayduh without torture.

Why did this CIA operative speak out now?  Do you smell a book deal in the air?


From ABC News:

A leader of the CIA team that captured the first major al Qaeda figure, Abu Zubaydah, says subjecting him to waterboarding was torture but necessary.

In the first public comment by any CIA officer involved in handling high-value al Qaeda targets, John Kiriakou, now retired, said the technique broke Zubaydah in less than 35 seconds.  (more…)

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  1. It is the smug look on his face that makes me sick. How can we ask another country to abide by the Geneva convention when any of our citizens are arrested anywhere in the world. Was it on your website that I read where our military got accurate information from Hitler’s top command by playing pool.And the Japanese by treating them with respect after we captured them in WWII. If any of our military ever gets taken there is no doubt they will be tortured. Maybe all this info coming out about Iran and CIA tapes is why Chenney’s heart went a flutter 2 weeks ago. He knew he won’t be able to hide from this one.

    I don’t see how they can walk with their heads held high and keep on preaching to us how they are looking out for our best interests. The damage they have done. It is just shameful.

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Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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