Publicizing these details makes no sense. No other country would even consider doing this: costing lives of your nationals.
Even John Kerry called up DiFi and said, “please don’t do this.”
This NOT a bi-partisan document or a bi-partisan release. This is a last-gasp for attention by a doddering senator. This will become nothing but propaganda fodder and will hurt our ability to acquire cooperation from other nations. This will become a recruiting tool for terrorists. These details do nothing but inflame Jihadists. They harm national security interests.
Of what do I refer? The report on enhanced interrogation by the US, released by the outgoing Chairman on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Are the Demorats out to smear the CIA and to dissuade/make a head-fake on other topics? Like: Gruber’s testimony today?
The Demorats are doing nothing but attempting to smear where they can, because they have a Loser President and are trying to buttress “their” candidate for 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton. This is also their last chance slam on Bush before the transition to a GOP majority in the Senate.
This is nothing more than a deeply inflammatory report released whilst our young men and women, our troops, are physically in harm’s way around the globe. This isn’t a matter of criminality, it’s a matter of US policy at the time. There was Congressional blessing at the time and Congressional oversight.
McCaskill: CIA report ‘would never happen in North Korea or China’
by Martin Matishak
The release of a report on CIA enhanced interrogations techniques “would never happen” in less open and accountable nations, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said on Monday.
The assessment, which could be released as soon as Monday, “exposes what the world already knows, and that is that the United States engaged in torture,” McCaskill said during an interview with CBS.
“But my feeling about this is that this is a gut-check moment for our democracy. The world knows we tortured. But does the world know yet that we’ll hold up our values and hold our government accountable?” she said.
McCaskill added that the report “would never happen in North Korea or China or Russia. But in the United States, we hold our government accountable. And I think that process is so important, so fundamental to our democracy that it’s essential that this report comes out.”
The report is the result of a probe by the Senate Intelligence Committee into the CIA’s enhanced interrogations during the George W. Bush administration.
Futher, from USAToday.com:
Officials fear torture report could spark violence
by Erin Kelly
WASHINGTON — Federal officials braced for possible violence at U.S. facilities around the world as senators prepared to release a report Tuesday detailing the CIA’s torture of suspected terrorists in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
“There are some indications that the release of the report could lead to a greater risk that is posed to U.S. facilities and individuals all around the world,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday. “So the administration has taken the prudent steps to ensure that the proper security precautions are in place at U.S. facilities around the globe.”
The Intelligence Committee is expected to release Tuesday a 500-page summary of a 6,200-page report on the the CIA’s use of waterboarding, sleep deprivation, humiliation and other “enhanced interrogation techniques” against al-Qaeda prisoners during the George W. Bush administration.
Diane Feinstein is Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. She is in charge. She determined if the report was released or not. The report is here.
Let her know that you are less than pleased with the release of the enhanced interrogations report.
She said: “Releasing this report is an important step to restoring our values and showing the world that we are a just society.” It is also your final “getback” at Bush and the GOP. What was the first thing your own Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel did in anticipation of the report’s release? That’s correct, he put the US military on general alert, knowing the release would do nothing but stir the Middle East and terrorists.
Thanks so kindly, Feinstein.
Overlooked in the “torture” report: how many terrorists were forced to burn alive, jump to their deaths, beheaded, received clitorectomies, or had hands severed from arms? Right. None.