Thursday, February 7, 2013


Republicans, Fox News and MSNBC's Joe Scarborough could not be more patently wrong by saying the Obama approved U.S. Drone attacks that targeted some Americans in Afghanistan and Pakistan who are giving aide and comfort to the enemy is worse than the waterboarding that the Bush/Cheney administration approved of during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

To begin with waterboarding (enhanced interrogation techniques) and Drone attacks are a non-sequitur. They aren't even in the same ballpark.

It is a well known fact that waterboarding never produced an ounce of credible intelligence, but you would never know that by listening to Republicans, Fox News and Joe Scarborough.

In fact, one of the detainees housed at Gitmo was waterboarded over 180 times and he never gave his interrogators anything of value they could use.

Today, John Brennan will face a battery of attacks from Republicans in a Senate confirmation hearing for his appointment by Obama to head up the CIA. Brennan has been a valuable member of the intelligence community for over 25 years.

The lies by the Repbublicans on the confirmation hearings committee wlll be flying fast and furious, but all Brennan would have to do is remind the Republicans that Drone attacks have prevented hundreds if not thousands of U.S. troops from being killed in Afghanistan.

Brennan should also remind the Republicans that Vice President Dick Cheney pulled out all the stops and lied about Saddam Hussein having Weapons of Mass destruction and a nuclear capability.

Cheney's lies cost 4,700 American lives in Iraq and another 70,000 troops severely wounded. Also, it is estimated over one million Iraqi citizens were killed during the course of the four year Iraq war.

The Republicans, Fox News and Joe Scarborough have accused President Obama of keeping secret the operation of our un-manned Drones in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Obama has made available to the Senate committee holding hearings today a complete report on our Drone operation and why some Americans were targeted because they were working with the enemy.

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