Waterboarding helped protect nation

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Why is waterboarding, which has not been used in years, an issue today? Because the left in this country continues to hate George Bush, and it suits the current administration to stoke the flames.

In the context of 9-11, with little information available, we were rightly concerned about what comes next. We were and still are fighting a vicious enemy who believes the end justifies the means, and the more bodies the better. Post-9-11, waterboarding was an effective method to extract the information we needed to protect our country. We should all remember and give thanks that we have not had a homeland attack in more than eight years.

Should we be willy-nilly about using any form of enhanced interrogation? Of course not. This is why the courts were involved and leaders in both parties were informed. However, as the effect of 9-11 fades in our memory and politics is always fresh, some of our fair-weather leaders are running away from the position they took back then. How convenient.

The question we should all think about, and our President should answer, is: If we have an imminent threat against the United States but we don't have the details we need to protect our country, should we use some sort of enhanced interrogation to get those details?

If the answer is no, then the president needs to level with the American people and tell us not what he doesn't like but what exactly he does like, and what he would do to protect us.

Tom Harris, North Augusta, S.C.

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southernguy08
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southernguy08 05/18/09 - 06:30 pm
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MOXYLADY, I read your 2:10
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MOXYLADY, I read your 2:10 post a second time, just to make sure I didn't misread it. Tell me, in your expert opinion, how exactly would a woman have an abortion one or two weeks after giving birth? THINK BEFORE YOU POST! YOU SOUND STUPID! Just trying to help.

_SisterAbdullahX_
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_SisterAbdullahX_ 05/18/09 - 06:54 pm
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southernguy...I don't think

southernguy...I don't think she's stupid...I'm sure what she means is you should be able to MURDER a child two weeks after giving birth. It's actually a common believe among the left, who are about Me Me Me. What ever it takes to make ME happy.

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apex24 05/18/09 - 07:34 pm
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Niko, what would you say if

Niko, what would you say if waterboarding the enemy got your son released from captivity. Don't tell me you and your bleeding heart liberal buddies would let your loved one or any American for that matter, die because you think the enemy is being tortured.

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Brad Owens 05/18/09 - 07:36 pm
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You guys are falling for the

You guys are falling for the diversion again

NoPartyFan
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NoPartyFan 05/18/09 - 08:26 pm
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The investigation of the CIA,

The investigation of the CIA, torture and memos should be investigated behind closed doors. The leaks indicate that the pictures and memos have very damaging information and photos outside of the techniques being reported on. I'm guessing, most people down South probably don't care one way or the other what Nancy Pelosi says or does. It's also just a diversion.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 05/18/09 - 09:24 pm
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Is this still an issue?

Is this still an issue? Wow....

KSL
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KSL 05/19/09 - 05:47 am
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Don't respond to moxy's posts

Don't respond to moxy's posts or to justus4's posts. Ignore them.

KSL
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KSL 05/19/09 - 05:53 am
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Don't respond to eel either.

Don't respond to eel either. She just comes here periodically for a fix for her feelings of inadequacy. She claims to be an "intellectual" but notice that she cannot post without putting someone else down.

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disssman 05/19/09 - 08:57 am
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How could anuone call the CIA

How could anuone call the CIA a bunch of liars? Didn't they provide the information on the Arms of Mass Destruction (under the direst supervision of the VP) that allowed us to convince Congress to go to war? Now I ask you, if they were so sure of their info then, why would they lie later to a secret intel committee, that they knew could never release the contents of the meeting? Yeah, the CIA are poster children for telling the truth.

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