Excitable Andy Gets Excitable Over Torture

Sounds more like an excitable reality based communiter member, in calling the US a “banana republic

What defines such a republic? How about an executive that ignores the rule of law, commits war-crimes and then destroys the actual evidence?

An executive?

The videotapes showed agency operatives in 2002 subjecting terror suspects — including Abu Zubaydah, the first detainee in CIA custody — to severe interrogation techniques. They were destroyed in part because officers were concerned that tapes documenting controversial interrogation methods could expose agency officials to greater risk of legal jeopardy, several officials said. The CIA said today that the decision to destroy the tapes had been made “within the CIA itself,” and they were destroyed to protect the safety of undercover officers and because they no longer had intelligence value. (WT: emphasis mine)

So, the executive, ie, President Bush, did not order them destroyed? My goodness!

Reading the rest, I could swear it was the Huff Post, Daily Kos, MyDD, Democratic Underground, or any number of far left sites. They seem to be the only ones who give a rats ass if terrorists out to destroy the US and her people are subjected to a bit of torture, instead preferring to tickle them with feathers and ask please. Meanwhile, can one of them point to the last terror attack by extremist Muslims since 9/11 inside the USA? Thanks.

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13 Responses to “Excitable Andy Gets Excitable Over Torture”

  1. Silke says:

    Teach said: So, the executive, ie, President Bush, did not order them destroyed?

    The “executive” isn’t just the President. It consists of various departments and agencies of the federal government – one of which is the CIA.

    If you had bothered to post the rest of the quote you would have seen that Sullivan explicitly identified the CIA as the ones who had destroyed the tapes.

    Today’s bombshell is that the CIA has done just that with respect to tapes made recording the torture of enemy combatants.

    He makes no specific mention of the President. In fact he urges Congress to find out who authorized the destruction of the tapes.

  2. Stacy says:

    me so happy have life ug have good day ug misser pirate ug

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  4. Silke, what he meant was exactly what I stated. He did not mean the executive branch: Andy meant President Bush. That is born out by his history.

    And, yes, I did read the whole thing. And, in advocating that they find out who authorized, he means “did Bush or cheney authorize it?”, despite the CIA saying they did it on their own. BTW, it was done to preotect ways and means of their operations, which all you excitable people seem to want to give to Islamic extremists.

    What’s up, cutie? No way can you have a 21 year old son!

  5. Silke says:

    How odd that (according to you) Sullivan is asking “did Bush or Cheney authorize it?” when (also according to you) he has already said the President did it.

    Way to miss the bigger story, by the way. I am all for protecting sources and methods but even Michelle Malkin realizes this is bad.

  6. Stacy says:

    What? Oh, I’m looking at my awesome abs. Unbelievable that these are the abs of a woman with a 21 year old son. Heh. Member that joke?

    He is 21, I’m somewhat stunned. I’m heading off to the shooting range again. Did you know hot cops hang out at shooting ranges? Really, it’s a win/win situation for me.

    You take care.

  7. John Ryan says:

    The excuse that “we were afraid that the tape was going to be leaked” just will not work. If the CIA can not keep track of one single copy of a video tape than it is time to fire a whole bunch of guys.
    No doubt when the Democrats regain control of the White House in 2008 there WILL be a wholesale house cleaning at Langley. It was way too politicized the intelligence product was badly compromised. Hence our “new revised” NIE

  8. “Meanwhile, can one of them point to the last terror attack by extremist Muslims since 9/11 inside the USA? Thanks.”

    Maybe they can’t, but I can. The Salt Lake City, Utah mall shooter was an extremist Muslim.


  9. I hadn’t heard that one yet, LG. Thank you for the tip, and, I must say, it figures.

  10. Scrapiron says:

    What’s the big deal about the tapes. Millions of classified documents are destroyed daily by all governments. They are no longer useful to anyone but the enemy. Need proof of that, look at the crying and whining about two tapes by the enemy in the U.S. congress and by the public that doesn’t know one thing about the government (other than they get a welfare check every month). I just heard a stupid lawyer/professor (Turley) say you can execute a terrorists but you can’t torture them for information to stop them or his friends from destroying thousands of people. That makes sense only to a very stupid person or in most cases a democrat.

  11. Scrapiron says:

    John Ryan, there will be no wholesale house cleaning at Langley if the democrats take the White house. The enemy working at Langley are democrats. They might fire the real American agents but the enemy will remain and we will never find out who the leakers of numerous national security secrets are because they are democrats. The thing that ties the American problems togather is democrats. You think they won’t destroy you and your family if you get in their way. Ask 50+ former Clinton associates. Ok, that’s right, you can’t ask them, they are dead.

  12. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    Real TORTURE is looking at Hitlery Clinton trying to act feminie! And Nutsy Pelosi trying to act like a majority leader!!

  13. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    Scrapiron Matey is a patriot! The lunes think they know about military affairs… ask Hanoi Jane Fonda and Rosie O’Donnell!

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