H/T Pat Dollard.
When the Obama Adminiistration released the CIA memos this week, they released what we did to get the information, but not what we got. All sections listing our success were literally blacked out, redacted. Then they sent out talking heads claiming that Dennis Blair concluded “it wasn’t worth it”, which is entirely untrue. Here’s some further insight:
Later today, I will interview former DoD official Bryan Del Monte about his role in crafting Detainee policy — and we will wade into the debate about interrogations, torture, and the ugly underbelly of keeping America safe. While preparing for this show, I have read the recently released “terror memos.” Which begged the question, what did the High Value Terrorist Detainee program accomplish? How successful were our Clandestine operators? What oversight and legal advice was really given? Were we made safer? Is waterboarding really torture, when we subject our servicemen to it repeatedly during SERE and other training maneuvers?
With humble thanks to the former Senior CIA Official that gave me some profound things to think about, some of which I will write about in the coming days, I highly recommend you read the following document - it was issued by the Director of National Intelligence in late summer 2006: SUMMARY OF THE HIGH VALUE TERRORIST DETAINEE PROGRAM.
Further, read this release from the Bush White House: Bringing the Terrorists to Justice.
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