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Rumsfeld, White House, Senate Intelligence Chair and Senator Graham Confirm Waterboarding NOT Responisble for Getting Bin Laden
Posted By admin On May 4, 2011 @ 9:06 am In Featured Stories,Prison Planet | Comments Disabled
George Washington’s Blog 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Monday, I pointed out  that Bin Laden’s death does not justify torture.
Top republicans and democrats – who have direct knowledge of waterboarding at Guantanamo – agree.
White House deputy national security advisor John Brennann says  that waterboarding did not lead to the death of Bin Laden.
“The United States Department of Defense did not do waterboarding for interrogation purposes to anyone. It is true that some information that came from normal interrogation approaches at Guantanamo did lead to information that was beneficial in this instance. But it was not harsh treatment and it was not waterboarding.”
As does Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein:
Nothing has been found to indicate this came out of Guantanamo. And people were questioned, but there were no positive answers as to the identity of this number one courier.
[Asked whether she considers the Bin Laden killing any kind of “vindication” of torture, Feinstein replied] Absolutely not. I do not. I happen to know a good deal about how those interrogations were conducted, and in my view, nothing justifies the kind of procedures that were used.
This idea we caught bin Laden because of waterboarding I think is a misstatement. This whole concept of how we caught bin Laden is a lot of work over time by different people and putting the puzzle together. I do not believe this is a time to celebrate waterboarding, I believe this is a time to celebrate hard work.
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URLs in this post:
 George Washington’s Blog: http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/
 pointed out: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/05/no-torture-is-not-justified-by-killing.html
 says: http://www.rawstory.com/rawreplay/2011/05/obama-advisor-waterboarding-didnt-lead-to-bin-laden-kill/
 big hand in the torture program: http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2009/04/22/madden
 agrees: http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/DonaldRumsfeld-gitmo-waterboarding-osamabinladen/2011/05/02/id/394820?s=al&promo_code=C30F-1
 Senator Lindsey Graham: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/05/senate-intel-chair-torture-did-not-lead-to-bin-laden-in-any-way.php
 proponent of waterboarding: http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Lindsey+Graham%22+waterboarding&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
 Republican Candidates Split On Waterboarding: http://www.prisonplanet.com/republican-candidates-split-on-waterboarding.html
 Bob Tuskin Confronts 9/11 Inquiry co-Chair Senator Bob Graham 9/11/11: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bob-tuskin-confronts-911-inquiry-co-chair-senator-bob-graham-91111.html
 Forgetting His Vote To Allow Waterboarding, McCain Says ‘We Could Never Torture Anyone’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/forgetting-his-vote-to-allow-waterboarding-mccain-says-%e2%80%98we-could-never-torture-anyone%e2%80%99.html
 ‘I’m proud of using waterboarding to break terrorists,’ declares Bush’s top political adviser: http://www.prisonplanet.com/im-proud-of-using-waterboarding-to-break-terrorists-declares-bushs-top-political-adviser.html
 Obama’s Justice pick: Waterboarding is torture: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obamas-justice-pick-waterboarding-is-torture.html
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