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'Zero Dark Thirty' Threatens the 'Bush-the-Incompetent' Narrative

Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 12:26 PM
Yes, I think I do. I am sure Mr. Panetta is a nice man-but he hasn't demonstrated to me that he is any more bright than your average tomato. Additionally, I haven't seen any credible evidence that any of this illegal c rap has led to anything. More importantly, every time you do this, you give terrorists free recruiting material; creating multiple terrorists for every one you capture. This is self-defeating and stupid, and that's why you didn't think of it.
In "Zero Dark Thirty," the movie about the killing of Osama bin Laden, one of the first scenes shows a terrorist being waterboarded, where useful information gets extracted. The movie thus asserts the controversial practice leads to actionable intelligence.

Not only was former President George W. Bush criticized for "authorizing torture," his critics argued that "torture doesn't work." During the 2008 presidential campaign, then-Sen. Barack Obama said: "Torture is how you get bad information, not good intelligence. ... No more secret authorization of methods like simulated drowning. When I am President, America will once again be the country that stands up...