"I don't know where the claim comes that we are less safe [under President Obama]. The point is made that well, we don't waterboard anymore or use extreme interrogation techniques. Most of those extreme interrogation techniques and waterboarding were done away within the Bush administration. And they've been made officially done away within in this current administration.
The issue about sending people to military commissions... In eight years the military commissions have put three people on trial. Two of them served relatively short sentences and are free, one guy is in jail. Meanwhile, the federal courts system has put dozens of terrorists in jail and they're fully capable of doing it.
My bottom-line answer is that the nation is still at risk, terrorists are out there, they're trying to get through, but to suggest that somehow we have become much less safer because of the actions of [this] administration I don't think are born out by the facts."– gen. colin powell
responding to comments made by
former vice president dick cheney
Sunday, February 21, 2010
quote of the day
posted at 11:36 PM