Waterboarding Works

on Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I know, I know... there's still the whole argument about us stooping to their level when we employ such tactics. But dude, when a guy who masterminded an attack that killed 3,000 people gets waterboarded a few hundred times, I don't call it torture. I call it karma.

From the CIA:

The Central Intelligence Agency told CNSNews.com today that it stands by the assertion made in a May 30, 2005 Justice Department memo that the use of “enhanced techniques” of interrogation on al Qaeda leader Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM) -- including the use of waterboarding -- caused KSM to reveal information that allowed the U.S. government to thwart a planned attack on Los Angeles.

Before he was waterboarded, when KSM was asked about planned attacks on the United States, he ominously told his CIA interrogators, “Soon, you will know.”

According to the previously classified May 30, 2005 Justice Department memo that was released by President Barack Obama last week, the thwarted attack -- which KSM called the “Second Wave”-- planned “ ‘to use East Asian operatives to crash a hijacked airliner into’ a building in Los Angeles."
Anti-waterboarders seem to be more worried about some murderer's feelings getting hurt than they are about their own countrymen getting hurt. You guys are so backwards it just blows my mind.

By the way, if I ever get captured by these guys on their side of the fence, I can only hope that waterboarding is the worst thing I get. Just ask Daniel Pearl.