January 24, 2009

Obama pick declines to call waterboarding “torture”

Via Reuters:

President Barack Obama's choice for top U.S. spy declined on Thursday to call waterboarding "torture," only days after his attorney general nominee condemned the interrogation practice as precisely that.

Retired Adm. Dennis Blair replied cautiously when pressed on the waterboarding question at a hearing on his nomination to be director of national intelligence, of which the CIA is a part.

Not sure how Obama felt about that; nevertheless, Blair said that there would be “no waterboarding on my watch.” But it's just another bit of "wiggle room" on The Messiah's supposed "reversal" of Bush policies.

Posted by Hube at January 24, 2009 10:51 AM | TrackBack

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In other words, Obama believes unethical conduct to be in the best interests of the American people.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at January 24, 2009 01:27 PM