Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Water Works

Despite claims that waterboarding doesn't work, claims made by people with no credibility, there is evidence that it has remarkable powers to loosen the lips of previously silent terrorist detainees. Since terrorists are in the business of planning and executing terrorist attacks, it is a reasonable assumption that a known terrorist knows things we want to know, like the time and place of the next attacks, whose in on it and what methods are to be used. This is the stuff that saves innocent lives. If a little waterboarding is all it takes to save innocent lives, then let's get to it.



December 11, 2007 -- Thirty-five seconds of waterboarding was all it took to get a top al Qaeda terrorist to break, his CIA interrogator revealed yesterday.

Abu Zubaydah, a top lieutenant to Osama bin Laden captured in March 2002, gave up his conspirators after a half-minute of the technique, according to now retired CIA officer John Kiriakou.

"The next day, he told his interrogator that Allah had visited him in his cell during the night and told him to cooperate," Kiriakou told ABC News.

"From that day on, he answered every question."

He added, "The threat information he provided disrupted a number of attacks, maybe dozens of attacks."

Zubaydah was reportedly the first insider to finger Khalid Sheik Mohammed as the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, as well as Jose Padilla's alleged dirty bomb plot.

Zubaydah's aggressive interrogations were secretly videotaped by the CIA. The CIA said those tapes were destroyed to protect the identity of its officers.


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