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

Tinsldr2 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 11:15 AM
Herman, I disagree with that ONE decision of Roberts but most of his others were fine. Disagreeing on one case does not make him a bad pick. We were right to go into both Afghanistan and Iraq, and in Iraq the Surge was right. ANd yes I lost dear close friends in both places, volunteered in formal written forms to go to Afghanistan and went to Iraq two times (and volunteered to go a third) Yes I miss Bush, 5% unemployment? gas under $2.00 , economy doing well and mostly thge handling of the aftermath of 9/11 I think he had a few bad calls but he was a very good president
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...