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Sources: Obama ready to end harsh interrogations

January 16th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Sources: Obama ready to end harsh interrogations

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama is preparing to prohibit the use of waterboarding and harsh interrogation techniques by ordering the CIA to follow military rules for questioning prisoners, according to two U.S. officials familiar with drafts of the plans. Still under debate is whether to include a loophole that would allow exceptions in extraordinary cases.

The proposal Obama is considering would require all CIA interrogators to follow conduct outlined in the U.S. Army Field Manual, the officials said. The plans would also have the effect of shutting down secret “black site” prisons around the world where the CIA has questioned terror suspects - with all future interrogations taking place inside American military facilities.

However, Obama’s changes may not be absolute. His advisers are considering adding a classified loophole to the rules that could allow the CIA to use some interrogation methods not specifically authorized by the Pentagon, the officials said, although the intent is not to use that as an opening for possible use of waterboarding.

The new rules would abandon a part of President George W. Bush’s counterterrorism policy that has been condemned internationally. Bush has defended his policies by pointing to the fact that the nation has gone more than seven years without another terrorist attack on its soil.

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Sources: Obama ready to end harsh interrogations

I don’t know how many of you were connected to the military or the Intel services during the Clinton administration but if you were, you know that my next statement is nothing less than Gospel! The Clinton administration, read Bill and Hill, emasculated the Intel services and cut our military capabilities to the DANGER point! Well, get ready people, it’s about to happen again.

As anyone that has ever read my blog knows, I DO NOT consider George W. Bush to be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but there were many things that Bush inherited from the Clinton administration that were nothing less than dangerous to this nation and it’s citizens.

I think we all pretty much agree, Bill Clinton let bin-Laden get away under HIS watch. I think we all pretty much agree, the CIA was not at it’s best when Bush took office and their information was somewhat less than accurate in the days following 9-11. They had a pretty good idea regarding Afghanistan but were clueless for the most part regarding Iraq, and the case officers that DID have the *picture* were pretty much ignored when they attempted to advise Mr. Bush that Iraq was NOT the place we needed to go at the time we went there.

Barack Obama, the JUNIOR Senator from Illinois, the most liberal Senator to ever be admitted to the Senate, our president elect, who will now become the most liberal POTUS in the history of this nation, a man that has NO clue of what it’s like to face an enemy on the field of battle, a man that seems to believe that he can personally establish a meaningful and constructive dialog with the Islamic enemies of this nation, is on the verge of once again emasculating the Central Intelligence Agency, and quite likely, our military as well.

Get ready for it folks, it IS going to happen. The Clintons are about to be back in power too, make NO mistake about it. Remember this, in the line of succession, Hillary is not that far from the office of President right now. She is 4th in line after the V.P., Speaker of the House and President pro tempore of the Senate. In Arkansas political speak, that’s just 3 more skeletons in the closet, nothing more.

Obama is going to bring his own brand of liberalism to the Oval Office, and Hillary will have his ear. She and Bill will once again be pulling the strings, Obama hasn’t had an original thought since the 1st time he went to the bathroom by himself. Obama has his strings pulled from above, his Senate career, if you can call that a *career*, proves it. How many times did the *Clueless Messiah* vote ‘present’ simply because he didn’t have even a remote idea of what was going on? Obama is nothing more than a puppet and the Clintons are master puppeteers.

Our military and Intel services are going to pay the price again, as are We, The People

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