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

Corndog2 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 6:13 AM
Excuse me. I thought a 10 minute youtube video caused the Benghazi riot. If that's the case then a 2 hour movie about the killing of terrorist #1 should have the entire middle east up in arms.
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...