CONFIRMED: CIA Chief Panetta Admits Info From Waterboarding Led US to Osama Bin Laden (Video)

Finally the truth…
Obama CIA Chief Leon Panetta told NBC News today that Intelligence garnered from waterboarded detainees was used to track down al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and kill him.

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Obama CIA chief admitted today that intelligence gleaned from enhanced interrogating techniques led the US to Osama Bin Laden.
Today reported:

Intelligence garnered from waterboarded detainees was used to track down al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and kill him, CIA Chief Leon Panetta told NBC News on Tuesday.

“Enhanced interrogation techniques” were used to extract information that led to the mission’s success, Panetta said during an interview with anchor Brian Williams. Those techniques included waterboarding, he acknowledged.

Panetta, who in a 2009 CIA confirmation hearing declared “waterboarding is torture and it’s wrong,” said Tuesday that debate about its use will continue.

“Whether we would have gotten the same information through other approaches I think is always gonna be an open question,” Panetta said.

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  • No Man

    But, they read him his “Miranda Rights.”

  • ar05075

    “Whether we would have gotten the same information through other approaches I think is always gonna be an open question,”

    No, it’s an irrelevant question……he’s dead.!!!

    Thanks Pres. Bush


    Obama bin Lyin should of put UBL’s head on a pike and displayed it at the NYC Mosque at ground zero, surrounded by pigs guts.

  • retire05

    Well, well, well, that directly contradicts John Brennan, doesn’t it? And it also exonerates President Bush and his approval of enhanced interrogation techniques, doesn’t it?

    And it seems the grown up at the White House are taking over. “President” Obama, INO.

  • Dave-O

    The exact same bunch of lick-spittle minions who adamantly INSISTED on pasting every conceivable picture from Abu Ghraib prison on the front page of every newsmagazine and newspaper in the entire country regardless of the consequences to US troops overseas is suddenly NOW getting squeamish and “sensitive” about publishing a single picture of a dead murderer???

    I think I’m gonna puke.

  • Granny

    #4 retire05 –

    The only problem with that, Retire, is that the “grownups” (what few there are) in the Obama Whitehouse have ZERO Constitutional authority for anything at all.

  • Alana

    These are the same people who felt we should no longer be allowed to see pictures and videos of 9/11.

  • bigkahuna

    Oh thats gonna leave a mark LOL Stupid liberals

  • save us

    obama would have given obl a a band of lawyers from holder’s old law firm if he had the choice
    wasn’t it a nice touch to give him a fulll muslim burrial courtesy of the US taxpayer
    where did the officiating immams come from?

    maybe they’ll join obama at the ground zero mosque on his victory tour on thursday

  • Big L

    Was there ever “enabling legislation” that allowed govt money to be spent this way. Otherwise who gave the order? If there is no law that allows shroud expense, and washing that jerk’s body, real funeral work, then that would be theft of public funds and a felony. Lets have a trial.

  • Optimist

    Comments from right wing Nazis here sicken me.

    Murder of innocent people has nothing nothing to do with Islam, so dead Osama’s picture on a Mosque is as relevant as displaying the picture of dead Hitler on any Church or pictures of White European murderers who committed a genocide against 80-100 million Native Americans or 1 million Australian Aborigines.

    Those who condone torture should be abducted and tortured to make the rest of us feel safe.

  • Moderate Patriot

    I am seeking some perspective from sober heads. While I agree that we, from a detached civilian position, aren’t privy to enough information to know if Obama deserves any credit for this event— he may well be simply the coach of the team with superior athletes. However, I believe it is asinine to thank President Bush in the aftermath of this military success. If you don’t thank Obama, which I surely abide and understand, how can you thank Bush, who is not presiding over this country during the time of the success. Please, folks, a little proportion…

  • gus

    Optimist. Right back at ya, those who decry waterboarding should have their whole families slaughterd by Muzztards.

  • gus

    Moderate Patriot. Use your brain, just for a moment. Who do you think supported our military, CIA and special ops more? Bush or Obama.
    You are kidding yourself if you believe Obama had a hand in this, other than signing off on it.
    I you say otherwise, you’re a joke.

  • retire05

    optimist, you stupid sh!t, perhaps you should do a little research as to who was doing all the killing of Native Americans instead of watching old movies. Here’s a little hint: Buffalo Soldiers.

    Osama caused the murder of almost 3,000 Americans and personally, I want to see his dead body, not on some mosque wall, but in pieces with his head on a stake at Ground Zero.


    It was Bush that put an end to the Gorelik Wall, it was Bush that made agencies (CIA, FBI, NSA) work together and share information, it was Bush who order the killing of Saddam’s sons, the capture of Saddam, the death of al Zaquari. And it was NOT Bush who decided that these slugs deserve to be read Miranda rights.

  • Chisum

    I guess the left forgets they were the ones who threatened military pay if republicans didn’t pass the budget.

    The military hasn’t forgotten.

  • Chisum

    Guess who was considering Jamie Gorelick for FBI Director?

  • Valerie

    Oh, please, not Jamie Gorelick.

    I found a reason to publish the photographs that I can agree with:

  • Leo

    Obama deserves some credit. As the President he could stop this operation, but he approved. After very-very deep thinking for 16 hours (as a harvard graduate he has ability for very-very deep thinking). we have to thank him for that approval – no kidding. 2 cents are also money.

  • bg
  • bg


    re: great link!! #20

    [Q: You stated that President Obama was “overruled” by military/intelligence officials regarding the decision to send in military specialists into the Osama Bin Laden compound. Was that accurate?

    A: I was told – in these exact terms, “we overruled him.” (Obama) I have since followed up and received further details on exactly what that meant, as well as the specifics of how Leon Panetta worked around the president’s “persistent hesitation to act.” There appears NOT to have been an outright overruling of any specific position by President Obama, simply because there was no specific position from the president to do so. President Obama was, in this case, as in all others, working as an absentee president.]


  • bg


    you know, i wouldn’t doubt they tell the ditherer in chief to
    go play GOLF so they can get some decision making done..


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  • I would bet real money Scott is spot on correct. Personally, I don’t care if Obama had serious discussions about taking down bin Laden or just rubber stamped his “okay.” He wasn’t the one orchestrating or carrying out the mission; the soldiers actually involved were professionals doing their job well. That, in the end, is what really matters.

    The most we can expect from Obama regarding our military is that he’d defer to the wisdom of the military’s leaders, since he has zero experience with and even less interest in military operations.

  • Sorry Libtards. Waterboarding is not torture. So come on down off your moral hobby high horse and send a note of thanks to George Bush, Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfield for putting in place the means to fight the greatest threat to world peace since WWII: Radical Islam.

    Ya know, voting ‘present’ in the War on Global Terror just ain’t an option.

  • RedBeard

    Thanks, Optimist, for confirming what we already knew about the sickness that is leftism.

    As for ol’ Leon, what will his punishment be for straying off the path and ruining the leftie waterboarding narrative?

  • Militant Conservative

    Hear that. . . . ??? Liberal’s worldview getting flushed down the toilet due to truth.

    Come on liberals, by any means possible, this is what war looks like.

    powder is dry

  • listingstarboard

    Wonder how long it will take for them to force Panetta to “walk back” his statement.

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  • bg


    re: #20/21 via Scott #75 link:

    “we overruled him.”

    “persistent hesitation to act.”

    “What Valerie Jarrett, and the president, did not know is that Leon Panetta had already initiated a program that reported to him –and only him, involving a covert on the ground attack against the compound.”

    “very confused and uncertain.”

    There was not going to be another
    delay as had happened 24 hour earlier.

    Another interesting tidbit regarding this is that the Vice
    President was already “up to speed” on the operation.

    These figures worked around the uncertainty of President Obama and
    the repeated resistance of Valerie Jarrett. If they had not been willing
    to do so, I am certain Osama Bin Laden would still be alive today.


  • Radegunda

    The picture released from the situation room shows Obama as a marginal figure, in a corner chair, in golf duds, looking angry to have to be there. His demeanor is less leaderly than anyone else in the room, which is not surprising.

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