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Obama says waterboarding was torture

April 29th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Obama says waterboarding was torture

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday night that waterboarding authorized by former President George W. Bush was torture and that the information it gained from terror suspects could have been obtained by other means. “In some cases, it may be harder,” he conceded at a White House news conference capping a whirlwind first 100 days in office.

Obama also expressed much greater optimism now than a month ago that Chrysler could remain a “going concern,” possibly without filing for bankruptcy or with a “very quick” one. Obama did not say so, but Italian automaker Fiat Group SpA is expected to sign a partnership agreement with Chrysler LLC by Thursday as part of negotiations to keep the struggling U.S. automaker alive without bankruptcy protection.

The president gave assurance that one way or another Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal would not fall into the hands of Islamic extremists. He said he was confident “primarily, initially” because he believes Pakistan will handle the issue on its own. But he left the door open to eventual U.S. action to secure the weapons if need be.

The prime-time news conference was the third of Obama’s presidency and the first not dominated by a recession that has thrown millions of Americans out of work.

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I would love to be able to get an honest answer from Barack Hussein Obama, but I don’t think he has the TRUTH in him.

TORTURE –noun 1. the act of inflicting excruciating pain, as punishment or revenge, as a means of getting a confession or information, or for sheer cruelty.
2. a method of inflicting such pain.
3. Often, tortures. the pain or suffering caused or undergone.
4. extreme anguish of body or mind; agony.
5. a cause of severe pain or anguish.

And you know what else I would love to ask this America hating poser of a president? Mr. President, WHAT do you think the victims of 9-11 experienced!! That’s the question I want to ask. I want to know if he even cares about what went through the minds of American citizens that we’re trapped in the upper floors of the WTC, in the destruction of the Pentagon and those folks that died in the crashes of the airliners.

I seriously wonder, just who’s side is this disgrace of a POTUS really on? His AG and Secretary of State can’t wait to free the prisoners at Guantanamo. They are just eaten up in anticipation of being able to prosecute any and everyone connected TO the Bush administration that may have even been remotely tied in to what Obama and Company believe to be torture.

I do NOT subscribe to conspiracy theories as a rule, but it’s so very coincidental that as this nation is suffering the WORST presidency in it’s history, as we are suffering a terrible recession, as we are living some of the worst times in modern American history, up pops the SWINE FLU.

Ya know, things have really changed in this nation, it once was said that a black man would become president of the United States when pigs could fly. 100 days into Obama’s presidency and what do we have? Swine flu. Coincidence maybe??

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Republicans Claim Top Lawmakers Were in the Loop on Interrogations

April 23rd, 2009 . by TexasFred

Republicans Claim Top Lawmakers Were in the Loop on Interrogations

Republicans, hoping to turn the tables on Democrats who are open to prosecuting Bush-era lawyers for justifying “enhanced” interrogation techniques, are seeking to reveal the names of those lawmakers who were briefed on the tactics as much as seven years ago.

FOX News has learned there were more than 30 meetings and briefings with members of Congress on the subject since 2002.

The first such briefing dealt with the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah, the Al Qaeda operations chief who ran the training camps in Afghanistan where the Sept. 11 hijackers were trained. Sources said California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, now the speaker of the House, attended the meeting with then-Rep. Porter Goss, R-Fla. (who later became CIA director), and she did not raise any objections.

The briefings were given to the chairmen and ranking members of the intelligence committees in the House and Senate until 2006. That could cover Sen. John Rockefeller, W.Va., and Rep. Jane Harman, Calif., both Democrats, as well as Sen. Pat Roberts, Kan., Sen. Lindsey Graham, S.C., Sen. Richard Shelby, Ala., and Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Mich., all Republicans.

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I just love it when a plan of action backfires and blows up in the faces of the Democrats. This enhanced interrogation thing, ie: torture, is doing exactly that. House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, San Fran Nan, as she is so affectionately called, claims she was NOT in the loop. Pelosi says she wasn’t told that any enhanced interrogation tactics were being used, and as I heard from an earlier source, she, Pelosi, didn’t understand the implications of the briefings that she was privvy to.

Pelosi said Thursday that at the briefing she attended, she was not told that waterboarding “or any of these other enhanced interrogation methods” were being used.

Nancy Pelosi is a LIAR! Nancy Pelosi is a Democratic Party HACK and a total hypocrite. The hypocrisy of the Democrats is about to come back to bite them once again! Pelosi, and others in attendance of these security briefings, will now engage in pure semantics in an attempt to cover their own level of involvement, their own level of implied approval to use any tactics necessary to protect this nation and save American lives.

In every day vernacular, this is called duck and cover, in other words, Pelosi and any others in this report, will say and/or do anything they feel necessary to cover their own asses now that Obama has opened the can of worms regarding so-called instances of enemies of this nation being subjected to what the bleeding hearts consider to be torture.

I don’t know if any of you watch Shepard Smith on FOX News, his show comes on at 2:00PM CDT, anyway, yesterday, 04-22, Smith went OFF, I am not exaggerating, he went livid regarding the use of torture, adamantly stating, “The U.S. DOES NOT TORTURE!, MY nation will do NO SUCH THING!!” as he ranted and raved like a lunatic against such practices.

Shepard Smith is a bleeding heart NINNY and his Liberal-like screed got him an email from me informing him that I consider him to be a bleeding heart IDIOT and letting him know, in no uncertain terms, that his views had just lost him and his program at least 1 American viewing household.

These are strange times. Our enemies are now perceived by our president as not being all that bad, just a bit misunderstood, simply needing us to reach out and tenderly begged to be our friends. Those that defend this nation, those that place their lives on the line, and in many cases, make the ultimate sacrifice and GIVE their lives to keep America safe are now somehow looked at as being the *bad guys*, Veterans a Focus of FBI Extremist Probe, the Intel services that are tasked with gaining all information available regarding the actions and possible actions of our enemies are now considered to be heinous purveyors of torture!

Torture conjures up visions of the most, brutal, sadistic and hideous violations of human dignity imaginable. So be it. If these acts of can protect America, the American people, if so much as ONE American life can be saved by the protectors of this nation engaging in what some consider to be torture, I, not being one of the bleeding heart libbers that are rapidly bringing about the demise of this great nation, I have absolutely NO qualms about it being used on those who have SWORN to kill us ALL!

We are in a fight for our very lives and existence! What part of that do the bleeding heart libbers miss?

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