This is really going to piss them Lefties off — the CIA has confirmed that the waterboarding of Muslim terrorists Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Ramzi Binalshibh, and Abu Zubaydah saved Americans’ lives.
The Central Intelligence Agency told CNSNews.com today that it stands by the assertion made in a May 30, 2005 Justice Department memo that the use of “enhanced techniques” of interrogation on al Qaeda leader Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM) — including the use of waterboarding — caused KSM to reveal information that allowed the U.S. government to thwart a planned attack on Los Angeles.
Before he was waterboarded, when KSM was asked about planned attacks on the United States, he ominously told his CIA interrogators, “Soon, you will know.”
According to the previously classified May 30, 2005 Justice Department memo that was released by President Barack Obama last week, the thwarted attack — which KSM called the “Second Wave”– planned “ ‘to use East Asian operatives to crash a hijacked airliner into’ a building in Los Angeles.”
Again — waterboarding is NOT torture. It’s uncomfortable, it’s scary. But when it’s over, you take a deep breath, and then walk back to your Club Med cell in time for afternoon prayers and tea.
And, again, waterboarding WORKS.
But those damned whacky Liberals would rather we not subject “freedom fighters” to a little non-lethal interrogation in exchange for hundred or thousands of dead Americans.
Now, if the targeted city had been San Fransico instead of Los Angeles, I might be inclined to agree…
Cpt. Ed asks:
Do you mind if it costs thousands of American lives in plots we can’t discover because a terrorist suspect captured in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, or somewhere else has lawyered up?
Good thing they’re not waterboarding anymore, eh? As we watch American cities go up in flames, we can at least pat ourselves on the back that we did not transgress against delicate 21st century sensibilities.