Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Enhanced Interrogation Techniques??

I suspect that from this day until the Presidential election in November 2012 a debate will rage as to what role the CIA programme of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques contributed to the slaying of Bin Laden. In this clip below former Bush speech writer Marc Thiesen articulately makes the case for EIT explaining how they were used not to specifically get information but to bring about a change in attitude of the detainees.


Anonymous said...

Disregarding the morality of the situation, which I cannot, one still must deal with the accuracy of any information imparted. I'm agin it.

Ted Leddy said...


The morality issue is complex as is the question regarding the accuracy of the info obtained. I think there are valid points on both sides. But given the negative contoversy that surrounds it and the fact that there doesn't appear to be an intelligence problem in the Obama administration I tend to agree with you. Frankly I think the whole issue is a massive political football, ie, who is tougher in the war on terror.

Gary said...


I got your message but it seems even Twitter is having problems today and I could not send a message through them. It is Friday the 13th and my day is living up to the reputation.....

Yes,Blogspot is having problems. They won't say exactly what is going on but they claim they will have it all fixed "shortly" whatever that means. My blog for today is back up but the blogs I had written and prepared for the next couple of days are gone -I am hoping they reappear before I have to sit down and write them all over.
Here's hoping your day is progressing better than mine.

By the way, I really enjoy your blogs -especially your Irish history stuff. I have been trying to catch up on my 'historical heritage' but your perspectives are much better than I have found in the books.

Ted Leddy said...

Cheers Gary

Yeh its very frustrating. Most of my stuff is back up but several recent comments seem to have disappeared into a black hole.

Glad you are enjoying the Irish history. You will enjoy some of the stuff I am doing this week about Queen Elizabeth's trip to Ireland, the first by a ruling British monarch since independence in 1922.

And as always I am loving Gary's Reflections. Your post on war dogs was excellent. I tried to comment yesterday but couldn't. keep it up.