The AmeriKan MSM and its spinning lies.... ugh!
"Obama's changes may not be absolute. His advisers are considering adding a classified loophole to the rules that could allow the CIA to use some interrogation methods not specifically authorized by the Pentagon.... The plans do not specifically address the issue of extraordinary rendition....
For Obama, who repeatedly insisted during the 2008 presidential campaign and the transition period that "America doesn't torture," a classified loophole would allow him to back up his vow to end harsh interrogations while retaining a full range of presidential options in conducting the war against terrorism"
And HOW that is DIFFERENT from George W. Bush saying "we don't torture," Amurka?
"Obama ready to block harsh interrogations; Sources say he will make CIA use Army rules" by Lara Jakes and Pamela Hess, Associated Press | January 17, 2009
Please, readers, please, explain it to me. WTF is with the DECEPTION?
They KNOW only a FEW PEOPLE read MORE than the HEADLINES -- and I must be one of them. But A-CHANGE is A-COMING!
What change? The same TORTURE POLICIES and the SAME LYING MSM?
WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama is preparing to prohibit the use of waterboarding and harsh interrogation techniques by ordering the CIA to follow military rules for questioning prisoners, according to two US officials familiar with drafts of the plans.
The proposal Obama is considering would require all CIA interrogators to follow conduct outlined in the Army Field Manual, the officials said. The plans would also have the effect of shutting down secret "black site" prisons around the world where the CIA has questioned terror suspects. All future interrogations would take place at American military facilities.
However, Obama's changes may not be absolute. His advisers are considering adding a classified loophole to the rules that could allow the CIA to use some interrogation methods not specifically authorized by the Pentagon, the officials said....
No final decisions have been made about how to adjust the government's interrogation standards. Obama is still weighing whether to alter interrogation policy by executive order during his first days in office or working with Congress through legislation.
ONE MORE CAMPAIGN and TRANSITION PLEDGE BROKEN!!! WTF is with the ENDLESS BACKTRACKING, 'bamer?!!
Also see: Getting Rid of Gitmo
Oh, how LIBERALS must feel STO STOO-PID right now!! You guys got took big-time!
The plans do not specifically address the issue of extraordinary rendition, the policy of transferring foreign terrorism suspects to third countries without court approval. In private Capitol Hill meetings, the nominee for CIA director, Leon Panetta, and the designate for director of national intelligence, Dennis Blair, have said Obama wants a single set of rules for interrogations....
The CIA... has been secretive about how it conducts interrogations. In the past, its methods are believed to have included sleep deprivation and disorientation, stress positions, and exposing prisoners to uncomfortable cold or heat for long periods. It's also believed that some prisoners have been forced to sit in cramped spaces with bugs, snakes, rats, or other vermin as a scare tactic.
That is UNDENIABLY TORTURE!!!!
Waterboarding has been traced back hundreds of years and is condemned by nations worldwide. US officials used the tactic on at least three top Al Qaeda operatives....
So TORTURE WAS CLEARLY DONE, and what makes it even sicker is it was done by "Al-CIA-Duh" to their "Al-CIA-Duh" assets!! TORTURE for SHOW, if you will!!!
Excuse me while I wretch, puke, and barf.
For Obama, who repeatedly insisted during the 2008 presidential campaign and the transition period that "America doesn't torture," a classified loophole would allow him to back up his vow to end harsh interrogations while retaining a full range of presidential options in conducting the war against terrorism.
The proposed loophole, which could come in the form of a classified annex to the manual, would satisfy intelligence officials who fear that an outright ban of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques would limit the government in obtaining threat information that could save American lives.
Isn't that just ILL when you consider that 9/11 was an INSIDE JOB bu the CIA and Mossad (for the most part), and the LIVES SAVED since from "terrorism?"
Also see: Obama Buys bin Laden Myth
However, such a move would frustrate Senate Democrats and human rights, retired military, and religious groups that have pressed for a government-wide prohibition on methods they describe as torture.
Glenn Sulmasy, an international law professor at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., said Obama can and should preserve his executive authority to order aggressive interrogations when necessary. But he said that should be done on a case-by-case basis and not become a broad policy.
"There are some coercive techniques that he might employ on a ticking-time-bomb scenario...."
There they go again with the DAMN PROPAGANDA!!!!!