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Obama: 'We tortured some folks'

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posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 03:29 PM
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President Barack Obama on Friday defended CIA Director John Brennan and acknowledged the agency tortured prisoners after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

“I have full confidence in John Brennan,” Obama said at a White House news conference.

Obama said the administration has completed the declassification of portions of a Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA interrogation practices under President George W. Bush.

“In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, we did some things that were wrong. We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some folks. We did things that were contrary to our values,” Obama said. “That’s what that report reflects….. The character of our country has to be measured in part not by what we do when things are easy but what we do when things are hard.”


"We tortured some folks"?!!! REALLY???

I'm sorry, I have no words.

Obama: 'We tortured some folks'




posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: LrdRedhawk




posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 03:39 PM
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Oh, no # sherlock.

Havent we known this for a while now?

Obama is such a nob.


Oi, ATS has replaced my descriptive word with a #, never noticed that before.
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posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 03:41 PM
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We have been doing so since the days of VIetnam.

Under the CLinton adminitration.

Under the Bush administration.

Hell it is still going on.

IF people haven't figured it out by now after 6 years just because the potus says so ?

Doesn't make it so.

While he is even talking about it now is bullsnip.

Seems after an epic failure of a presidency its back to basics.

Bring up Bush.



The current policy traces its roots to the administration of former President Bill Clinton. Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, however, what had been a limited program expanded dramatically


www.aclu.org...

"Hope is flickering. The Obama administration's position is not change. It is more of the same

Obama Endorses Bush Secrecy On Torture And Rendition



The use of torture as a function of terror, or its equivalent in sadistic behavior, has been historic de facto U.S. policy.


www.vvaw.org...
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posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 03:44 PM
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a reply to: LrdRedhawk

Can we expect war crime charges against GWB and Cheney?



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 03:44 PM
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So, who's gunna get prosecuted then?

Bush? Clinton?.............thought not.


If I torture somebody, I go to prison, why not these asses?

The international community should arrest the ex US presidents and put them all on trial. Enough is enough. That bloody country has gone too far. How much more bull will the global community take from that sess pit of a nation? ( I mean the govt, not the people)
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posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 03:53 PM
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He said at the end of that admission speech: "We have to accept responsibility as a country so that it doesn't happen again."

SERIOUSLY??? I'm sorry, but the "country" didn't do it... the people RUNNING the country did it and should be held responsible!



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: LDragonFire


originally posted by: LDragonFire
Can we expect war crime charges against GWB and Cheney?


Of course not.

Doing so would effectively remove from the table the option for the present administration and his successors.


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posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Im sure its been going on longer than that. Infact it has.


Look at secratary stanton dureing the civil war. Not only did he suspend constitutional rights for certain groups but had set up special prisons for toture and holding political disidents.

He even had all telegraph mesages routed through his officer so he could moniter all messages.......like a eary prism......


So yeah goes beyond obama, bush and even clinton sadly.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 04:45 PM
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Well, at least he came out and said it bluntly. No beating around the Bush.


Guess I gotta give him a bit of credit for that.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 04:46 PM
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Hate to break it to ya but they are actively killing us too.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 06:12 PM
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What a bizarre down-home way to put it.

"We tortured some folks."

Makes it sound as American as apple pie!



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 06:22 PM
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originally posted by: loam
a reply to: LDragonFire


originally posted by: LDragonFire
Can we expect war crime charges against GWB and Cheney?


Of course not.

Doing so would effectively remove from the table the option for the present administration and his successors.



Lol, then again,
Why not? They were in charge and was aware of the techniques, AND permitted them. They were responsible!
I remember a clip about "enhanced interrogation techniques"... during the Bush Admin...

there is even a wiki page on it..
Enhanced interrogation techniques

You know... kidnap "suspects" anywhere in the world, then fly them to black sites, and doing some Enhanced interrogation...

That is just freakin' wrong! But hey, that's just my opinion

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posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 06:24 PM
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a reply to: VegHead

I think it betrays his belief that it really isn't all that wrong- particularly when he says: "It's important for us not to feel too sanctimonious in retrospect about the tough job those folks have." @2:53.

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posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 06:26 PM
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The real giggle HERE is anyone who doesn't know WORSE is going on AS we speak. IT'S part of the system they won't TELL you like this.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 06:28 PM
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originally posted by: VegHead
What a bizarre down-home way to put it.

"We tortured some folks."

Makes it sound as American as apple pie!


Yea, sounds to me that is was just a minor mistake.. you know, we accidentally broke the neighbors window, , well, actually all of them, ... we are sorry. Ok ?

No!

The current Administration kidnapped "folks", and tortured them! WTF?!?!

What happened to Justice for all ?

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posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 07:17 PM
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a reply to: crazyewok

I am going to agree with you

If for no other reason that his use of pronouns.

'We tortured'.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 07:48 PM
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But but... in 2009 you said






posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 07:54 PM
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No crap Husain Obama, tell us something we don't know. let's see......... Oh like something cool and hip.
Why oh why did I vote for this ass hat the first time, gullible I guess. Bought the hole hope and change now all I do is hope things will change.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 08:04 PM
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a reply to: LrdRedhawk

I just love it when he talks all folksy. Makes me think he is just a regular guy, right?

The funny thing is how many are suckered in by such crap.




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