By Sandra Rose  | 

Against the advice of the CIA and others within the intelligence community, the Obama administration has released heretofore classified CIA documents detailing interrogation techniques that were used on 9/11 terrorists.

Does Barack Obama think releasing classified documents of secret military techniques will benefit us in some way? Especially since the military field manual on interrogation techniques is readily available online -- and has been downloaded and put into practice by al qaeda? Obama has now given our enemies more ammunition to use against us!

More Change that we don't need!

From the Wall Street Journal:

    Soon after he was sworn in, President Barack Obama signed an executive order that suspended use of these techniques and confined not only the military but all U.S. agencies -- including the CIA -- to the interrogation limits set in the Army Field Manual.

    Disclosure of the techniques is likely to be met by faux outrage, and is perfectly packaged for media consumption. It will also incur the utter contempt of our enemies. Somehow, it seems unlikely that the people who beheaded Nicholas Berg and Daniel Pearl, and have tortured and slain other American captives, are likely to be shamed into giving up violence by the news that the U.S. will no longer interrupt the sleep cycle of captured terrorists even to help elicit intelligence that could save the lives of its citizens. READ MORE...

  • brdnbutta

    Interesting editorial, though it's not surprising to see this opinion since the piece is written by both the former head of the CIA and attorney general from the Bush administration. Of course they don't want these documents made public. Would want the public to know the details of the types of interrogation techniques or torture (depending on which side of the fence you sit) to know that you sanction seemingly unorthodox treatment on a regular basis? I sure wouldn't, regardless, the piece for me might have been more effective/thought provoking if it had been written by an impartial commentator instead of the people who ok'd these interrogation techniques in the first place

  • iscream

    Good. We need to know all there is to know. Some ppl think the USA was behind 9/11.

    & since they removed any and all video evidence of what happened at the Pentagon he may be releasing sealed documents to either confirm or deny something. IDK

  • Naima

    Sandra this is an opinion piece, but I notice you right wingers like opininions over facts

  • Lala11_7

    Naima Says:

    Sandra this is an opinion piece, but I notice you right wingers like opininions over facts

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    AMEN!!!

    I'm sorry...the Republicans ran the government like some secret gulag...Nixon (Watergate/over throw of the Chilean President)...Reagan/Bush (Iran Contra)...Bush 2 (Iraq torture, outing a CIA UNDERCOVER OPERATIVE - Plame, anyone)...

    Hmm...let's see what horrific secret government agendas were run under DEMOCRATIC Presidents in the last 40 years....(crickets...vistas of deserts...NOTHING)...

    The Republican's mandate has darn near DESTROYED America's presence on the world stage and has crippled our standing as a leader...

    Releasing those documents was a MAJOR P*I*-P move if I EVER saw one...I WILL RELEASE THE DOCUMENTS AND LET THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION JUDGE YOU...AND IF THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION PUSHES HARD ENOUGH, THAN I, AS PRESIDENT WILL HAVE TO BRING CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A.!!! And it WON'T look like Obama is doing this to "get back at the rethugs"...

    SWEET!!!

    Hey...didn't Pontious Pilate do the same thing when it came to Jesus?!?!?

    Don't hate the playa...hate the game...

    It's