Monday, March 23, 2009

Firing Back, With Both Barrels

President Obama, appearing on 60 Minutes, responded to Dead-Eye Dick Cheney's accusation last week that the closing of Guantanamo would make the country less safe. He blasted Dead-Eye, saying his philosophy "has done incredible damage to our image and position in the world. . . it hasn't made us safer." And while Dead-Eye is convinced that torture is an effective intelligence-gathering method, intelligence and military experts are almost unanimous in the belief that torture produces mostly false information, which then has to be tracked down as if it were authentic.

It's good to see Obama not mince words in responding to the sinister former VP. More people with knowledge of the Gitmo situation and the impact of using torture on our security need to come forward with their stories.

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