Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Right wing heads explode (oh, if they only would!)

CIA Man Retracts Claim on Waterboarding

That's the headline of an article by Jeff Stein at Foreign Policy.
Well, it's official now: John Kiriakou, the former CIA operative who affirmed claims that waterboarding quickly unloosed the tongues of hard-core terrorists, says he didn't know what he was talking about.


"I wasn't there when the interrogation took place; instead, I relied on what I'd heard and read inside the agency at the time."

In a word, it was hearsay, water-cooler talk.
With that admission, claims that waterboarding works sort of evanesce.

Imagine my surprise.

--the BB


susan s. said...

"I took someone else's word for it." Copout of the century.

Verification wordie = exsoaku
Is this a dirty word?

Paul said...

Only when you're saying it, Susie Sue.

The Cunning Runt said...

Waterboarding is to intelligence as the death penalty is to deterrence.

Where's Torquemada when you need him? He'd know what to do!