Every day it’s another fucking scary-ass hedged bet from Obama. I voted for this dude. I am worried. I’m not ready to give up on him yet, but goddamn. This whole magical “first 100 days” things has been an extremely mixed bag, to be generous. I really hope we all make it through this.
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Harsher interrogation techniques used on terrorist suspects yielded valuable information, President Obama’s intelligence director said in a memo, but there is “no way of knowing” if other methods would have done the same thing, he said late Tuesday.
A memo attributed to Intelligence Director Dennis Blair addresses Bush-era interrogation techniques.
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“High-value information came from interrogations in which those methods were used and provided a deeper understanding of the al Qaeda organization that was attacking this country,” retired Adm. Dennis Blair, the director of national intelligence, said in the two-page memo dated April 16 and sent to colleagues.
I’ll tell you what — at first blush it seems kind of well-balanced yeah? I mean, it’s all like “yeah they said some good shit but in the end it’s hard to know if it was worth it.” But they say this knowing damn well that “they said some good shit” will be the soundbite, and that even 1/8-th of an affirmation of Bush, from Obama, is like a full-on pardon.
Well, it seems that they’ve coughed up about 1/2 an affirmation in this instance, and I have to say: No sir, I don’t like it.