Wednesday, April 22, 2009

quote of the day

"The information gained from these (enhanced interrogation techniques, approved by the bush administration) was valuable in some instances, but there is no way of knowing whether the same information could have been obtained through other means.

The bottom line is these techniques have hurt our image around the world, the damage they have done to our interests far outweighed whatever benefit they gave us and they are not essential to our national security."

– admiral dennis c. blair
director of national intelligence for the obama administration
(bush administration memos revealed that, among other things, two captured qaeda operatives were subjected to waterboarding, a form of near-drowning, a total of 266 times.)

1 comment:

  1. Hunter at Daily Kos has a response to this story that I found far more impactful than anything else I've seen so far on this matter.


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