4/30/2009

Obama administration outs those who advised the government on interrogation techniques

This sounds like a politically based security breach to me.

According to current and former government officials, the CIA's secret waterboarding program was designed and assured to be safe by two well-paid psychologists now working out of an unmarked office building in Spokane, Washington.

Bruce Jessen and Jim Mitchell, former military officers, together founded Mitchell Jessen and Associates. . . .

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Blogger 1 said...

Sounds like sedition to me but then again I'm kind of pickey when the commie in the Oval Office decides to to use this country's intelligence agencies for political points...

4/30/2009 8:21 PM  
Blogger 1 said...

Well it only gets better...

The administration's desire to foist of their panty waist attitude of real world situations is going to hurt us more and more...

Again from Stratfor: A Chilling Effect on U.S. Counterterrorism(skip)

Realistically, those most likely to face investigation and prosecution are those who wrote the memos, rather than the low-level field personnel who acted in good faith based upon the guidance the memos provided. Despite this fact and Obama’s reassurances, our contacts in the intelligence community report that the release of the memos has had a discernible “chilling effect” on those in the clandestine service who work on counterterrorism issues.

In some ways, the debate over the morality of such interrogation techniques — something we do not take a position on and will not be discussing here — has distracted many observers from examining the impact that the release of these memos is having on the ability of the U.S. government to fulfill its counterterrorism mission. And this impact has little to do with the ability to use torture to interrogate terrorist suspects.

Politics and moral arguments aside, the end effect of the memos’ release is that people who have put their lives on the line in U.S. counterterrorism efforts are now uncertain of whether they should be making that sacrifice. Many of these people are now questioning whether the administration that happens to be in power at any given time will recognize the fact that they were carrying out lawful orders under a previous administration. It is hard to retain officers and attract quality recruits in this kind of environment. It has become safer to work in programs other than counterterrorism...(there's more)

5/01/2009 7:47 AM  

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