Mama Bin Cranky

Screaming on the Inside

Shortcuts, Torture, and Terrorists

Posted by madjillmom on April 29, 2009

Regarding the enhanced interrogation techniques, Obama said he has seen no reason to use these techniques and refers to them as shortcuts.  If they didn’t result in some good information, he wouldn’t have used the term shortcut.  A shortcut implies that it was a quicker way to the destination.  I believe that he is saying that the torture resulted in some good information.  He is also implying that these techniques were used first.  I don’t believe that.  I am sure that the treatment was slowly escalated working on a high value target.  It isn’t a “24” plot with only hours to save us from a suitcase nuke.  In fact, one of the arguments is that it didn’t stop anything because there wasn’t something going down right at that moment.  The information resulted in an early intervention in the planning stage before the act was even started.

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