This should give everyone pause. John Brennan, ex-CIA director withdrew his name from consideration as CIA director. Brennan stated:
"It has been immaterial to the critics that I have been a strong opponent of many of the policies of the Bush administration, such as the preemptive war in Iraq and coercive interrogation tactics, to include waterboarding," Brennan said, referring to a widely condemned interrogation method in which a detainee is made to feel he is drowning"
Obama is bowing to liberal pressure groups. After the terror attacks in Mumbai, India, you would have thought Obama would have reconsidered his position on the way to conduct the war on terror. I have actually liked many of the cabinet positions Obama has made including his treasury secretary. I even agreed with the appointment of Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, but Obama's inane position of no waterboarding and closing Gitmo, is just that inane. Gitmos houses some of the worst terrorists this country has known. The terrorist's countries of origin won't even take them back. Maybe we should set them up next to many of these liberals who want to close Gitmo.
Gitmo will be closed, and CIA operatives will be prosecuted for yelling at the terrorists. No CIA director would want to be director under these circumstances. If we had another terrorist attack in the vein of Mumbai or worse, would we want to play patty-cakes with these terrorists. I wonder how the lone gunman of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai is being treated. Do you think he is being interviewed for a job or is he being tortured? We don't have to torture, but we need to use tough interrogation tactics to extract the information we need to save American lives.
If you think the economy is bad now, wait for a terrorist attack.