Bombshell: ABC independently confirms success of CIA “torture” tactics

posted at 9:15 pm on September 20, 2006 by Allahpundit

Ace e-mailed me the instant this finished airing on O’Reilly with the subject header “must record”. He was right, as you’ll see.

Anti-”torture” absolutists like Sullivan adamantly deny that harsh tactics produce reliable information. It’s their way of avoiding the moral dilemma presented by a ticking time-bomb scenario. But they’ll have to face it now, because in four short minutes Brian Ross utterly explodes that particular article of quasi-religious faith as fantasy. Not only did they break Khaled Sheikh Mohammed; not only was the information he gave them valuable; not only did it save lives; but Ross’s sources include people within the CIA who are opposed to the practices.

The best part, though? Learning that Ramzi Binalshibh cried like a three-year-old girl.

Hard decision time for St. John of Tucson. Choose carefully, Senator.

Please note that the clip has been slightly edited for time/bandwidth purposes.

Update: Is Frist ready to go to the mattresses?

Update: Across the dial, right about the same time that O’Reilly and Ross were talking about this, smug halfwit Keith Olbermann was blithely asserting that “torture” doesn’t work. You picked the wrong night, jerky.

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If a tree fall on Keith Olbermann during his show, and no one is watching, does anyone care?

talk amongst yourselves….

omnipotent on September 29, 2006 at 5:55 PM

It is interesting to read and express views here. The bottom line is that we have just a few days to do something effective.

Vote! Several states have early voting open now.

And even more effective – take a couple of months of cola or beer money and contribute a little to some important races out of our voting areas. I think some outside contributions helped John Thune retire Tom Daschel in the last election.

roydee43 on October 23, 2006 at 8:00 PM

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