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CIA destroys torture tapes

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Popeye, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. Popeye

    Popeye Active Member

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    A little something to hide? Maybe if the tapes had been made public, support for torture would not be quite as strong.
    http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/B55F7670-957E-44F0-A87A-8DD11D5E13BB.htm
     
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    protecting our intelligence agents right now is the most important thing we need to do.
     
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    That's just an excuse. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., told reporters the CIA's explanation that the tapes were destroyed to protect agents' identities is "a pathetic excuse," adding: "You'd have to burn every document at the CIA that has the identity of an agent on it under that theory.

    Indeed, this is all about a cover up.
     
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    so you think we should just hand the enemy all our intelligence and tactics and records?
    just let them into the CIA computer database and let them have everything, how's that?
    until you work in the field you will never understand the importance.
     
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    You're completely buying the CIA's excuse. You believe whatever war monger Bush and vice war monger Cheney say as well?

    Sorry, but I gave up trusting our government to tell the truth a long time ago.
     
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    Yep, looking more and more like a cover up. Remember when Bush promised to bring honesty and integrity back to government? Another lie, in this administration's record list of lies.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/12/06/terror/main3586578.shtml
     
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    This certainly is disturbing news. I heard it yesterday. I hope heads will roll over it, but unfortunately when this sort of thing happens, it is never those actually responsible for thier actions that are held accountable. Usually a yes-man willing to fall on the sword for thier political masters. Nothing but pawns in the great partisan political distraction that continues to occur without an end in sight.
     
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    "I do not dispute the possibility of retaliation by Al Qaeda against an undercover officer. In fact, it happened to Valerie Plame Wilson, but her identity was exposed by the Bush Administration. Then there is the question of tradecraft. Did the CIA officers participating in the interrogation/torture sessions allow themselves to be filmed so that they could be easily identified? I am skeptical. When the truth comes out I think we are likely to discover the people doing the questioning were contractors, not undercover Agency officers."

    :rolleyes:
     
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    so because Bush is an asshole you think the whole government is just like him? so you are anti-government?
     
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    if the enemy would get those tapes, and they would, then they would condition themselves against the torture methods. that would give us no leverage in getting information.

    Kalid Shiek Mohammed confessed before any torture, he just spilled his guts... maybe because he knew of the lengths we would go to. but also because he wanted to send a message through his confession to the rest of his followers. the enemy knows the loopholes in our system and that makes us vulnerable.
     
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    One asshole can spoil an entire Administration.
     
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    You seem to know quite-a-lot, about the enemy. :rolleyes:

    Maybe you can explain (exactly) how one conditions themself against Torture. :rolleyes:
     
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    You buy it all don't you? Watch Fox News religiously too? Biil O'Reilly teach you all about "the enemy", those evil doers?
     
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    In his book, "The One Percent Doctrine," author Ron Suskind gave us the background on Abu Zubaydah, the guy the CIA was torturing in those now destroyed tapes. Here's how the Washington Post's review of Suskind's book describes him:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/19/AR2006061901211_pf.html
     
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    Yeah.....whatta Mentor! :rolleyes:
     
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