Senate Intelligence Report Is Old News

by: the Common Constitutionalist

So the Senate intelligence committee report on CIA “torture” practices has been released. The report is apparently 6300 pages and the summary is 600.

Out of all those pages the only thing we should take from the report is that America, at least under Republican control, is bad.

CNN reported that “The CIA’s harsh interrogations of terrorist detainees during the Bush era didn’t work, were more brutal than previously revealed and delivered no ‘ticking time bomb’ information that prevented an attack, according to an explosive Senate report released Tuesday.”

Well, there you go. It’s just as Rush Limbaugh said – America is the worst, according to Feinstein, the Democrats and the mainstream media. Apparently we need to just stop being so mean to the terrorists. After all, what have they ever done to us – other than blow up our buildings, kill our soldiers and citizens – shoot and behead us. Yeah – there is that.

Yet according to even Leon Panetta, the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” did in fact lead to the capture of many Al Qaeda operatives, and out of the thousands of terrorists captured, a grand total of three were waterboarded.

Those three were Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Abu Zubaydah and Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri. I couldn’t think of three better candidates.

It’s interesting to note that the report was crafted not by Senator Feinstein or any member of the committee. It was written by unelected, unaccountable Democrat staffers who apparently never even interviewed any CIA officials, and assessments made by the staffers are refuted by classified information that is not included in this report. read more

Democrats Lack Intelligence

by: the Common Constitutionalist

What do people think of when they hear of a “failed rescue attempt” announced by either a government spokesman or a member of the media? I guess they’re kind of the same thing. What about when you hear from the same people that a member of a Special Forces unit was killed during a failed rescue attempt?

To the uninformed, one would think that the “rescue team” somehow messed up, or that something just went bad. Although that’s a typical reaction, in most cases it’s dead wrong.

In most cases, it’s not the fault of the operators or even the intelligence. It’s the fault of… say it with me… Politicians. Surprise, surprise!

Believe it or not, the military does know what it’s doing, and given the right intelligence, can properly complete almost any rescue mission. It’s the civilian political contingent that won’t allow them to make the necessary real-time mission decisions which then results in operators getting killed or ending in a failed rescue mission.

But the military are the ones who get blamed for the lack of mission success. The media also like to blame failed missions on faulty intelligence. read more