Saturday, August 2, 2014

Obama's Late Lament on Torture

During a long winded Friday afternoon press conference, President Barack Obama blithely blustered that "we tortured folks" when pursuing the War on Terror.  

The President's imprudent utterance undermines a Senate Intelligence Committee Report which goes out of its way not to declare harsh CIA tactics as torture.   Obama's opinion from the Oval Office could have serious legal, political, diplomatic and criminal implications.  But at least President Obama did not just Blame Bush, he threw the CIA under the bus too.  

Funny how this President is willing to imperil intelligence offers at the tip of the spear who get actionable intelligence to keep us safe, but will execute his forays against militants via drone to get a several news cycle lead headline.

This talk of torture in the War on Terror supposedly confused actor James Woods on Twitter:

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