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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 6 days ago

    It should be noted that back in the “Bush years”, a number of CiA folks quit in disgust at what was being done, or were moved or removed, if they protested. Those willing to kiss boots, or a little higher, for promotions, were favored by those at the top. Declaring that those at the very top didn’t know? There’s a bunch of failing bridges they’ll sell you, at top dollar.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 6 days ago

    Michael WME says;

    Bush, jr had legal experts say that NOTHING the US does to those it suspects of being its enemies can ever be called ‘torture’. ‘Torture’ accurately describes those exact same things if done by an enemy of the US to agents of the US, and carries the death penalty, but the US is (according to Stratfor) the good guys, and the president has a Constitutional duty to protect the US (and himself) using every available tool. Stratfor says it would have been totally irresponsible if Bush, jr had not authorised the Chinese water interrogation, electrodes to the genitals, and every other tool employed by the CIA to protect the US and the Bush, jr administration.
    I have a few problems with this analysis. I’d write (satirically) that I fully support the Bush, jr policies, and think Obama should be using them as well to keep America safe. As I did with my ‘Pashtun’ confessions and the official US ‘translations’. Or pointing out that the CIA must be praised for not only proving that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was guilty of the 9/11/‘01 attack, but was also on the grassy knoll and was fully responsible for the USS Maine tragedy in Havana harbour. And that the CIA (with the GCHQ) not only solved those unsolved US mysteries, but also cleared up who was responsible for the UK Whitechapel murders (thanks to his confession), who killed the princes in the tower, and the identity of the arsonist(s) who disrupted an Imperial Italian concert of some string instrument.
    The US offered 100 years’ median income to anyone who would hand over a ‘terrorist’, then applied ‘enhanced interrogation’ until those handed over as terrorists confessed, which those who support ‘enhanced interrogation’ say is irrefutable proof of their guilt and of the effectiveness and justice of ‘enhanced interrogation.’
    In the Congress, a simple majority determines the ‘official’ verdict. The Democrats in the Senate raced to produce a report that would NEVER have been released after 1 Jan ‘15. The minority condemned every conclusion accepted by the majority. So the right-wing accepts the minority report, and rejects the report by those who will soon be leaving office, and says it was just to distract the voters (from what, since the next election isn’t for 23 months, escapes me).
    How anyone can think that a confession under ‘enhanced interrogation’ is any kind of proof escapes me, but a large minority in the Senate is convinced that such a confession is absolute, irrefutable proof of guilt, and guilt of such heinous crimes that the the kind of person who committed them deserves no sympathy for being subjected to ‘enhanced interrogation’. And those conclusions have been posted by Harley et al on gocomics as more reliable than the majority report from the Senate.
    And Obama said that, while torture is wrong, the ‘enhanced interrogation’ was absolutely necessary and saved many lives, and those who carried it out (and kept their mouths shut about it) are heroes, not villains.
    I have problems with that. As I do with the Stratfor analysis.
    But that analysis will be that of the majority of the Senate in January.

  3. Nohwear

    Nohwear said, 5 days ago

    But we are the good guys and they are the bad guys.

  4. Lin W

    Lin W GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    Why don’t you show this to the next terrorist that hacks someone’s head off.

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