The reason for the above is that the Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to release parts of that secret report which criticizes the CIA’s methods of interrogating terror suspects. The news story was brought to the American people by the VOA news website. Listen:
April 03, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to release parts of a secret report criticizing the CIA’s methods of interrogating terror suspects after the 2001 al-Qaida attacks on New York and Washington.
The committee’s 6,200-page report says waterboarding and other interrogation techniques used during the presidency of Republican George W. Bush were unnecessarily cruel and yielded little valuable intelligence.[…]
This isn’t the first time that America attempted to investigate accusations of torture leveled at the CIA under the leadership of Ex-President Bush and Ex-Vice President Cheney. Joejolly described Mr. Cheney’s response to US Government investigation of the CIA as “coming out of retirement squealing like a stuck pig”. News site WN.com posted the event this way. Listen:
August 26, 2009
Former US vice-president Dick Cheney has questioned President Barack Obama’s trustworthiness on national security after the US Justice Department announced an investigation into alleged CIA prisoner abuse. Mr. Cheney took aim at the investigation and at Mr. Obama’s decision to create a team of elite interrogators to grill suspected terrorists under White House supervision. The former vice-president called both steps “a reminder, if any were needed, of why so many Americans have doubts about this administration’s ability to be responsible for our nation’s security. Attorney-General Eric Holder has picked Assistant[…]
Several news sources attacked the “Guantanamo can’t be closed” idea attributed to Vice President Cheney. But as the Vice President and Mr. Rush Limbaugh talked about Guantanamo on the Rush Limbaugh radio show here’s what we hear:
At one point, Limbaugh mocked President-elect Obama’s promise to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. Cheney agreed and defended Guantanamo, saying that it has been “very well run”:
The idea that Guantanamo was well run comes from the same intellectual pool of thoughts as the idea that the Iraq war was fought over weapons of mass destruction.
Joejolly, long ago, described the neocons as having “painted themselves into a corner with their Guantanamo caper. Where did they keep the evidence against those being held? Joejolly never heard one word about how tough it was to manage the Guantanamo “evidence collection”.
While “400 prisoners of war” 400 detainees(Geneva Conventions would have protected the penis of POWs) were accused of crimes, you never heard one word about the evidence of those crimes. And time was running out on the George W. Bush/Dick Cheney Administration.
What to do? They had painted themselves into a corner.
The Bush(George W.) team tried to hand their problem off to prosecutors who decided they did not want those cases of trials without evidence. A military tribunal was tried. President Bush(George W.) ,as COMMANDER IN CHIEF, handed a case off to a military tribunal. The results were not what the neocons hoped for so the neocons came up with another idea..
The idea to have the suspects convict themselves came into play. Torture could play a role in persuading a victim to talk. If, with scalpel in hand, you grab a man’s penis(female terrorists were exempt from this procedure) and threatened to slice it, the victim might come around to confessing to most anything you wanted him to. And the attackers, in order to clear their own conscious and that of America’s, redefined the word torture to enhanced interrogation. Smart grown men, huh?
Ex-President George W.Bush’s Administration is the most evil administration America has seen in many, many years. And the count of those having evil wishes in America, is significant otherwise that evil behavior would not have lasted twenty-some-odd years. Perhaps the work of the Senate Intelligence Committee can help return America to DEMOCRACY.