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One of the things I have been enjoying the last couple of days is the rooty-toot-toot for torture on the part of conservatives who are evidently looking for vindication of the bungling old Bush administration. If it hadn’t been for Republican waterboarding, Osama bin Laden would never have been caught, they want us to know. It’s the line trumpeted on Fox Propaganda and on every conservative website. “I would assume that the enhanced interrogation program ...


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wmarincic
May 5, 2011
9:17 a.m.

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Strock, you liberal's hate the truth. Obama want's to take 100% credit for Osama when he was just the lucky one to be in office when they got him.

Had it not been for waterboarding, the original information of his courier would NEVER have been known. You and Obama are always willing to blame Bush but never give him credit. Even Obama's stooges on NBC, CBS and ABC are saying it was due to waterboarding... Liberalism is a mental disorder so say's Dr. Savage and I agree.

dangoodspeed
May 5, 2011
12:19 p.m.

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So wmarincic, you're actually calling Rush Limbaugh a liberal with a mental disorder? http://www.mediaite.com/online/rush-limb...

Besides, to credit waterboarding with the finding of bin Laden is a stretch by any means. It's like saying "If we didn't elect Bush, we wouldn't have had a president for 8 years". IMO, waterboarding is what slowed the process of finding bin Laden because the information from tortured detainees is often false. I don't think it's a coincidence that Bush couldn't find Osama after 7 years of waterboarding, but one year after Obama stops torturing, we get all the intelligence we needed to find bin Laden. Just because one piece of information out of the thousand pieces of information needed might have come from a tortured detainee, does not mean torturing is what "broke the case".

twohands
May 5, 2011
12:25 p.m.

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I think the President acknowledged his predecessor. And 'wmarincic' makes your point emphatically!

wmarincic
May 5, 2011
2:59 p.m.

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Actually it was two seperate detainee's that were waterboarded that gave the info.... Liberals continue to destroy America just like every democracy thoughout history.

robbump
May 5, 2011
5:48 p.m.

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I wonder how Defenders of Waterboarding ("it ain't torture!") would feel if IRS uses it in their next audit? After all, it AIN'T torture, is it?

Obviously, after they stopped the waterboarding, they could spend more time pursueing REAL leads, instead of all the stories made up by victims who said whatever they thought would stop their torturers' actions.

Yes, President Obama did acknowledge President Bush's efforts in Bin Laden's capture.

wmarincic
May 6, 2011
7:59 p.m.

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It sure is funny.... Obama and the liberals up until a few months ago called Seal Team Six "Bush and Cheny's private assasins" Now they are Obama's buddies. Obama closed the prisons where the info came from and stopped the means for which they obtained it and now is taking credit for it. liberalism is a mental disorder.

1963
May 7, 2011
9:43 a.m.

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Torture is a throwback, championed by those who embrace primitive behavior that the rest of us have long rejected. The Inquisition comes to mind.

Torture is un-American. Period.

wmarincic
May 7, 2011
1:33 p.m.

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Really 1963? What is torture? I don't know of any fingers being removed? Oh, was Daniel Pearl tortured? Did we do that or our enemies. I think we need to do what General Pershing did and aleviate this problem for another 50 years.

nino187h
May 7, 2011
4:06 p.m.

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No guys strock is right, if you capture a terrorist who is willing to blow themselves up for their cause and kill innocent people in the process you should just ask them for information nicely and they will oblige. If for some weird reason they don't talk the only American thing to due is absorb an attack in the name of civility then bury your dead.

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