Not the answer the lefties were hoping for, and there will still be the deniers, but Obama’s head of the CIA confirmed last night with Brian Williams on NBC that yes some of the information used to capture Osama bin Laden was gained through the use of waterboarding. All of the humanity.
Congressman Peter King had been talking about it all day. And last night on Hannity’s program Donald Rumsfeld made the same claim. But you might have expected them to say that waterboarding detainees gained information that was used to get OBL. Dastardly Republicans! But when a hand picked Democrat and former Clinton Chief of Staff says that waterboarding led to the gathering of information it makes you sit up and take notice.
Just as an aside, watch Brian Williams twist and turn as he sasks the question three different ways and then listen how Panetta gives the same answer three times.
AP at Hot Air has a complete rundown on statements made yesterday concerning waterboarding under his post quotes of the day. But here’s one of them from Congressman Peter King.
As I go through my video I will see if I can find Dianne Feinstein emphatically denying it. It’s a nice bite. But let’s not forget when Dick Durbin and Chris Dodd decried the method. I expect them to renounce the President’s actions on using that info to get OBL, any day now.