Thursday, October 25, 2007
This hasn't gotten enough attention:Froomkin
: (emp add)
In this morning's speech at National Defense University, Bush unfurled a vicious rhetorical campaign against opponents of the harsh CIA interrogation techniques he approved for use on suspected terrorists
"This program has produced critical intelligence that has helped us stop a number of attacks -- including a plot to strike the U.S. Marine camp in Djibouti, a planned attack on the U.S. consulate in Karachi, a plot to hijack a passenger plane and fly it into Library Tower in Los Angeles, California, or a plot to fly passenger planes into Heathrow Airport and buildings into downtown London," Bush said.The last time Bush suddenly disclosed alleged plots that had been allegedly stymied through CIA interrogation, most if not all were called into question.
"Despite the record of success, and despite the fact that our professionals use lawful techniques, the CIA program has come under renewed criticism in recent weeks. Those who oppose this vital tool in the war on terror need to answer a simple question: Which of the attacks I have just described would they prefer we had not stopped?"
So my questions for the White House are these: Which of those attacks was more than a fantasy? And which would not have been stopped with more humane and arguably more effective interrogation techniques?
Bush is saying that those who object to torture should answer the following question:
Which attack would they prefer to have happened?
Ya know, Q, THAT question is the crux of the biscuit. If Herr Chimperor doesnn't get his way, surprisingly an "attack" will happen.
And of course, nobody could have anticipated it, just like Rudy's only issue, 9-11.
Not to get too tin foil hatty, but he'll do it.....again, and Congress knows it.
Again, there's no reason to believe serial liar Bush.