Tuesday, May 03, 2011

If the Left is Happy About Bin Laden's Death...

...and the water boarding of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed DIRECTLY led to the intelligence that facilitated that death. Doesn't that mean the Left has to acknowledge the benefit of water boarding? Can you celebrate one while condemning the other?

"Officials say CIA interrogators in secret overseas prisons developed the first strands of information that ultimately led to the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Current and former U.S. officials say that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, provided the nom de guerre of one of bin Laden's most trusted aides. The CIA got similar information from Mohammed's successor, Abu Faraj al-Libi. Both were subjected to harsh interrogation tactics inside CIA prisons in Poland and Romania.

The news is sure to reignite debate over whether the now-closed interrogation and detention program was successful. Former president George W. Bush authorized the CIA to use the harshest interrogation tactics in U.S. history. President Barack Obama closed the prison system." (source)

This is not an attempt to be cutesy...I seriously want to know how one that was vehemently against 'harsh interrogation tactics' (ie "torture") can justify the use of the information gleaned from those 'sessions' and celebrate the outcome. I wish my coffee would kick in and I could think of a reverse analogy applicable to Conservatives...

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