Leon Panetta to Brian Williams: Waterboarding led to OBL kill

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.

6 replies
  1. Plainvillian
    Plainvillian says:

    Faced with the obvious, Liberals are forced to acknowledge the contributions of the distasteful successes of others.? The spontaneous displays of patriotism Sunday night, unseemly as they were, must have been equally distasteful and threatening to our pacifist regime.

  2. Rick76
    Rick76 says:

    Listen to Brian Williams interview with Panetta.? He states that “enhanced interrogation techniques” is a “euphorism” for waterboarding.? There is no such word as “euphorism”.? I’ve listened to it many times and I keep on hearing “euphorism”.? Guess Mr. Williams isn’t as sophisticated and educated as he thinks he is.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      It is a newsreader’s job to look pretty and parrot what moves through the teleprompter.
      Now that sounds familiar……? 😉

  3. JollyRoger
    JollyRoger says:

    The last refuge of a scoundrel Democrat is using “dirty” intelligence gained through techniques deemed verboten, unilaterally invading foreign soil without permission to assassinate an unarmed “enemy combatant”? while using an excuse that Osama might have just been sitting around wearing a bomb for the past 10 years- just in the chance occurrence that SEAL team #6 might drop by someday…

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      Now change that to “Bush and the Republicans” and try to imagine, if you can, the outrage and uproar by the lefties.

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