Defense Secretary Panetta Admits Information from Waterboarding Led US to Bin Laden (Video)

Yes, waterboarding worked.
Today on Meet the Press Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta admitted that information gleaned from waterboarded detainees was used to track down al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and kill him.

“The real story was that in order to put the puzzle of intelligence together that led us to Bin Laden, there were a lot of pieces out there that were a part of that puzzle. Yes, some of it came from some of the tactics that were used at that time, interrogation tactics that were used. But the fact is we put together most of that intelligence without having to resort to that.”


Panetta then went on to speculate that the US might have been able to kill Bin Laden without enhanced interrogation techniques.
(Doubtful.)

This was not the first time Panetta admitted that enhanced interrogation techniques led the US to Bin Laden. He made similar comments back in May 2011.

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  • Limousine Barry

    Let me be clear, this is why am against water boarding!

    It may seem like I swing with the political breeze – and you are right. But, that is how I got reelected! …along with a huge amount of absentee ballots!

    My Limousine is guzzling gas and I have a Frisco Bath House meeting with Bob Menendez’s under-age escort service. Sure my policies reek of butt stabbing. I cannot answer any more questions. Good day.

  • L.barney

    So much for artists who want to win without war
    tim robbins Susan Sarandon and the rest of you nimrods!

  • Hilariously Deranged Old Lady

    What difference, at this point, does it make?

  • Steve

    Is Penetta a high priest or other type of religious figure? Should we believe his arbitrary pronouncements? Should we ask for evidence to support what he says?

    Cheney used the same tactic of arguing the arbitrary when he said ‘waterboarding saved lives’.

    SHOW THE INTERROGATION TRANSCRIPTS that show what information came from who at which time that lead to OBL or shut up!

  • brace_for_impact

    Surprise ! Surprise! Another White Hose Lie Uncovered! Think of all the slobbering drones that have used this for a liberal/socialist talking point over the last two years.

  • EBL
  • OK – now the world knows that waterboarding gets good intel.

    And it’s not “torture”.

    And Bush was right to use it all along…..

  • Clifton

    People such as “steve” or the “…old lady”, would now like us to forget or believe what Panetta has to say is relevent as it does not support their ideology.
    What is good for the goose is goid for the gander, unless of course you are liberal and you suffer from that mental disorder.

  • Mikey

    Lies, deceit and corruption does not hope and change make!! Filthy politicians. Any more, when I hear them talking I pretty much assume that the opposite of what they’re saying is closer to the truth. Transparency my azs! Everything has to come to a head before the truth finally comes out of these Democrats. And the libs wonder why conservatives are so skeptical of the party. Tell the truth for once, maybe it will help!

  • RM

    Panetta is demonstrating his unconscionable capacity for being a congenital liar – like most all in the Political class. Bin Laden was NOT found as a result of water boarding. That is an unmitigated LIE and Panetta knows it. Its being reported so as to further the American public’s acceptance of using methods of torture. Disgusting. When or if the history is written on this fraudulent enterprise known as the war on terror, many will discover just how far and wide the lies are and why…and it has very little at all to do with the excuses made for the destruction of our rule of law and the constitution supporting it.

  • dr bugsy

    This is NOT news. Panetta admitted that water-boarding led to UBL as far back as May 2011.

  • cd

    Do you think the drudge PIC is Hillary telling LEON he going to get “lucky” TONITE”!

  • Harold Randall

    Why did they leave out his last statement where he says they would have gotten Bin Laden without torture? Glad I watched the interview myself to see how low right wingers will stoop to promote a falsehood.

  • BobStrebs

    To Liberal Dogma: Hahahahahahahahahaha. You make funny joke. You a very funny man. Hahahahahahahaha.

  • doug wagner

    Waterboarding led to the capture of Bin Laden?

    The already long-dead bin Laden, the one that needed Kidney Dialysis since 1999? (Kidney Dialysis twice a week in the mountains of Afghanistan, for over 12 years??? Yeah, that could happen)

    Maybe they waterboarded SEAL Team Six to force them into making believe they captured him, at least until they sabotaged their helicopter resulting in the greatest loss of Special Forces lives in a single incident (dead men tell no tales?) And what in hell were 25 of the most highly trained covert military experts doing crammed all together in a single helicopter? This “all your eggs in one basket” operation would NEVER be allowed, unless…

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/08/06/afghan-president-31-americans-killed-in-helicopter-crash/

  • doug wagner

    “Kidney Disease”

    “Likely False”

    “Despite the fact that we have all been hearing about his kidney problems and the need for dialysis, according to the intelligence people I’ve talked to in Washington, there was no evidence of a dialysis machine in the compound where he was found,” said Mary Anne Weaver, author of “Pakistan: Deep Inside the World’s Most Frightening State.”

    Of course they found no Dialysis machine in the Pakistan compound. There was no patient living there that had kidney disease – Duh!

  • apetra

    of course obama retroactively found evidence through other means. after the bush era waterboarding produced actionable intelligence, obama’s crew found other evidence after they ate the fruit of the poisonous tree, as they say in cases of police misconduct. it was the bush effort that made it possible to catch bin laden. his team was cold, calculating, patient, and when it needed to be ruthless. the best of america.

  • Kathleen in FL

    So.. we should listen to anything that Obama and crew have to say? They are ALL either LIARS or Damn LIARS. The truth only slips out now and then. Then it’s a mispoken moment.

    Waterboarding worked then..works now… will work in the future. Waterboarding only targets very specific and few suspects. Missiles from drones kill. The left has no problem with killing. Targets and innocents. Hard to get much intel from the pieces.

  • xkaydet65

    Harold, Panett says they would have gotten him without waterboarding. That’s like saying Romney would have won if he didn’t make the 47% comment. You can’t argue a what if. They waterboarded 3 guys, got intel, and that intel was useful in finding UBL. saying we didn’t need it is simply CYA stuff. As for the waterboarding itself, have we lost both our minds and knowledge of history. Do we compare waterboarding to the bombing and submarine campaign we waged against Japan in 44 and 45? Do we compare waterboarding with the RAF’s nightime area terror bombing of Germany? There were established state policies and thought necessary to the survival of the nation and the defeat of its enemies. And I didn’t mention Fat Man and Little Boy.

  • vrytix

    I didn’t see the Panetta interview, so I won’t comment on it. But, it’s ridiculous to attack one political party when the other is guilty of mistreating detainees too.

    Just one example: Who started the renditions that moved detainees from comfortable places where they wouldn’t talk to less comfortable places where their lives were endangered.

    The answer is President Bill Clinton. During his administration, an Egyptian terrorist suspect was secretly flown back to Egypt. He was tortured there and died.

    So, how many people have died because of renditions? How many have died because of water-boarding or other “enhanced interrogation techniques” at Gitmo or in U.S. territory?

  • Joe E in the IE

    Well, now we know what set off the “Yeah? And?” alarm.

  • Mark

    Yes, we used torture to gather some of the needed inteligence…..GOOD!!!!! We got Bin Laden……How do you made a Bin Laden (drink) ? Two shots (to the head) and then a slash (buried at sea) !!!! Good job Obama….torture and drones love them….so I can safely go to work, raise a family and plan my retirement. You kill 3K of us, we’ll hunt you down for 11+ years and kill 300K of you……makes you not want to do it again!!!!

  • Jmes Madison

    Progressive liars and hypocrites.
    Nobody can plead ignorance when they vote for these anti-American and Constitutional deconstructionist scum. They are robbing the People of their liberties as they doublespeak platitudes about ‘safety’.
    Wake up America! You will be enslaved before too long!

  • Hy Feiber

    Were it to save One American life, maybe even a liberal’s, I would support Real Torture. Without Question.

  • Dave

    Yea, and bldg. #7 came down from office fires. Silly minions still trying to lie to the American People. It ain’t working anymore.

  • Ed Richardson

    You mean… bagels and cream cheese didn’t lead to the info? I heard the guy running the commissary at Guantanamo Bay was upset in the years after 9/11 because he had to give the inmates bagels and cream cheese.

    I was sure it was the bagels and creams cheese that did it.

  • ★FALCON★

    I think bin Laden would have been killed or capture without enhanced interrogation techniques was foolish. Further, allowing the Democrats the opportunity to claim we we’re torturing anyone was a travesty.

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  • Ancient Pollyanna

    I think this is a lie.

  • rabbitman

    Well it would seem Bush not the dummy with the big mouth, got bin laden after all…….like we all knew anyway

  • Liberal pantywastes… they blow with the wind. I’d like to know if jug ears prefers cotton, nylon or silk panties.

  • Sam Jones

    Another win for former president Bush.

  • Joe Archer

    They should have just threatened to corn hole them. Except maybe most muslims are gay anyway. They sure act like they hate women. In any case, threatened or actual sodomy couldn’t be claimed to be torture without offending the sodomites.

  • Weasler

    Well, it’s good we exposed this liberal lie. One down, 2,886 to go.

    Let’s get to the question of whether or not Booga-Booga is
    a Mudslime (Question: How many Christians do you know who
    name their child ‘Barrack’?).

  • Crazy Like a Fox

    RM’s point is right….waterboarding is torture and probably did not help find Bin Laden. However it is good for conditioning the AMERICAN people to accept torture of fellow citizens who might question the globalist agenda and collapsing the economy to make way for a new order of government where the rich corporations put you into debt slavery as a method to control the entire western world.

  • Chuhyona

    Democrat Quotes on Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction

    “One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line.”
    –President Bill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

    “If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program.”
    –President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

    “Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face.”
    –Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

    “He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983.”
    –Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

    “[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs.”
    Letter to President Clinton, signed by:
    — Democratic Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others, Oct. 9, 1998

    “Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.”
    -Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

    “Hussein has … chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.”
    — Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999

    “There is no doubt that … Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies.”
    Letter to President Bush, Signed by:
    — Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), and others, Dec 5, 2001

    “We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and th! e means of delivering them.”
    — Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002

    “We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country.”
    — Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

    “Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.”
    — Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

    “We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.”
    — Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

    “The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons…”
    — Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002

    “I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force — if necessary — to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.”
    — Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

    “There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years … We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction.”
    — Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002

    “He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do”
    — Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002

    “In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members … It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons.”
    — Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

    “We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction.”
    — Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

    “Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime … He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation … And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction … So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real…”
    — Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003

  • effinayright

    Leftnoids reading this begin to engage in their version of “thinking”, as follows:

    “But…but…..waterboarding is torture!

    And “we all know” you don’t get valid information through torture.

    Right?

    So it is IMPOSSIBLE that we got valid info about Obama through waterboarding!!!

    Right?

    Or else…waterboarding isn’t torture.

    But” we all know” that it is…

    But…

    (dizzying cognitive dissonance ensues, followed by a further retreat from reality)

  • George Johnson

    Hahahaha, you radical liberals crack me up. Calling him a liar now. Um, why didn’t you call him a liar before? It’s only now you call him a liar, because he’s saying something that A) makes you all look foolish and B) something you disagree with.
    Seriously, why were not out there screaming “he’s a liar!” when he said waterboarding didn’t work?? AFTER having said it DID work??
    Radical liberals, the biggest fools on the planet.

  • ironage

    Very early on….in this whole “waterboarding” issue….i heard two or three members of the Special Forces clearly say that waterboarding DID work and generally DOES work in these circumstances. In the years following this…it has become politically incorrect to admit that it worked, but from the time i heard these guys say it worked….i’ve known that all of these politicians who claim it did not work….were and still are….LYING!!

  • artcorvelet

    Thinking that the War on Terror would be going as well without waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation techniques is akin to thinking we would have defeated the Japanese without two bomb drops in WWII.
    The ‘anti-waterboarding’ crowd would have opted for 500,000-1,000,000 American lives lost in an invasion of the Japanese mainland instead.
    Can someone compile a Greatest Hits rewind of all the rabid Dem. comments vehemently against waterboarding over the past six or seven years? Cann someone ask their comments today?
    Can opponents – both in a primary and the general – please bring this up in 2014?

  • Jasper2

    Why is “waterboarding” torture? There is no physical pain, no injury, no lasting effects. It is merely convincing people they will die from it. And the subject of this interrogation can stop it any time he wants to. If the life of ONE American serviceman is saved, or one limb blown off his body by roadside explosives through waterboarding 1000 of these terrorists (that is, after all, what they are), then it is well worth it.

  • Laura

    According to a report in the Daily Rash, Osama bin Laden was planning to open a Dairy Queen franchise in Kandahar before Navy Seals blew his head off. http://www.thedailyrash.com/osama-bin-ladens-dream-of-owning-dairy-queen-franchise-thwarted

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  • Jennifer

    It was never about the waterboarding. We know this because we now have a president who just kills outright without any due process afforded to those he is ordering killed. One only need be declared “bad” by our dear leader and whether you are a U.S. citizen or not you can be executed without any due process, no judicial overview, and no legislative overview. Since this is 1000x more egregious than waterboarding and since we hear absolutely not a peep from those who cried loudly because of the waterboarding and pictures taken with prisoners at Gitmo in “humiliating” positions, we can conclude their cries were not real but instead faux cries intended to undercut the president’s position at the time.

  • Max17

    Of course waterboarding works. And of course it is by no means torture as applied under the oversight of our doctors. Only a real idiot (aka obama voter) would suggest otherwise.

  • joe

    Of course they are going to say that. It’s a no lose statement. Lying govt as usual.

  • moishe pipick

    This quote is especially for that jerk who said he’d torture if it saved even a single American life:

    “Should any American soldier be so base and infamous as to injure any [prisoner]. . . I do most earnestly enjoin you to bring him to such severe and exemplary punishment as the enormity of the crime may require. Should it extend to death itself, it will not be disproportional to its guilt at such a time and in such a cause… for by such conduct they bring shame, disgrace and ruin to themselves and their country.”
    — George Washington, charge to the Northern Expeditionary Force, Sept. 14, 1775″

    I’d rather DIE than live in an America that betrays its a values and derives security from the instruments of tyranny.

  • Dennis

    Can tell he is lying, his mouth moves faster than his eyes blink… I was married and I knew how to lie..

  • Artist

    So what next? Cutting off fingers? Testicals? Rape? I guess with his reasoning the “Ends justify the means” there is no torture off limits.

    I find this disgusting.

  • Bunch

    What else did “enhanced interrogation” gain us? After the waterboarding and mock burial of Ibn Sheik Al-Libi, Bush was given the “intelligence” that Saddam Hussein had ties to Al Qaeda. This useful lie (strongly criticized by the CIA) was used by Bush to get us into Iraq and resulted in the deaths of over 4,000 Americans and a hundred thousand Iraqis. Yup, torture sure works.

  • tom

    Panetta seems to be downplaying the role of torture. The more interesting question is if they had not tortured, would they have still gotten Bin Laden.

    Most of the military, anti-terrorism, and FBI folks that I have talked to oppose torture, and think that what went on at Guantanamo was a bad case of amateur hour. So, if there was some success there, it proves that even clowns using disreputable means can get something done. Does not mean that it is good policy, though.

  • HossChisom

    “Four Days Stay at Hoss’e Hilton”
    Preface: the “room” and “wall” should be completely dark, concrete and only a hole for a toilet.
    Note: this is just SOP, if this four day session fails, well, things might get a bit rough in repetition.

    Day 1. In a very hot room, feed them all the kippers they wish, but no water or sleep for the first day as you pump in loud rap music and heavy metal continuously as they are tied in a standing position for 24 hours.
    (Darkness and intermittent high heat throughout the first 24 hours.)

    Day 2. On day two, this time in a very cold room, and still without water and now no food — and as their body goes into mild shock, is hyper-sensitive, nearing edema and is dehydrating — you tie them at a angle on a sit-up board, feet up/head down, then pound them senseless with rolled-up magazines to prevent bruising (clean beating) hourly for the second day as “white noise” sears their ears.
    (Darkness and intermittent bitter cold throughout the second 24 hours.)

    Day 3. On the third day, in a now very hot, humid room, you give them a few kippers, wait a bit, then a glass of water laced with acid on the level of MKUltra. Once the massive dose(s) of hallucinogens have kicked in, re-tie them to the sit-up board, head up/feet down, tape open their eyelids, put headphones on them and force them to listen to both Lou Reed’s entire two-set Metal Machine Music intertwined with Yoko Ono’s greatest screeches–while being made to watch, MOS, Walt Disney’s Fantasia and Team America: World Police over and over and over on the only visible wall in the now dark room,
    (Darkness and intermittent high heat throughout the third 24 hours.)

    Day 4. In a now bitter cold room, no food or water, you bring in a hollow 55 gallon wooden barrel with a steel plate on the bottom and about an inch of water on the plates. You have them stand naked in the barrel, in the water on the plate, as you place ten electrodes (left/right) on the five most sensitive areas. Then connect them to the as yet unforeseen, Tucker telephone-type, hand-crank generator and through humane “clean-torture” rip their bodies numerous times until they feel a bit more cooperative.

    Finally, re-tie them to the wall as per day one, administer haloperidol, wait about 15 minutes and begin asking pertinent interrogatives.

    Should no significant progress be made?

    Repeat the four days as many times as necessary. Only this time, no more Mister Nice Guy.

  • rachel

    raising on a busted flush, panetta. Know one really believes you guys got Bin Laden.

  • Newzaroo

    Forget waterboarding… impeach!

  • Bush Guy…

    We should send all of the Libtards to Muslim Land and let them learn for themselves what real torture is. That includes the sitting president…

  • Dude

    Pancetta, Clinton, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Feinstein and Rahm Emmanuel should be wateboarded.

  • Gman

    If torture didn’t work it wouldn’t have lasted for the past 3000 years.

  • Dude

    Panetta, Clinton, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Feinstein and Rahm Emmanuel should be waterboarded.

  • Jasper2

    As far as I know, we have only administration sources confirming the Osama Bin Laden whose worthless life was evidently politically important to end for Obama’s foreign policy “resume.” Obama’s nearly entire political life, from college campuses though today, is shrouded in mystery. What we do know is who he associated with throughout those years, and the news media never went down that road, because they knew what they would find.

    There is no proof that Bin Laden died in Pakistan. And it certainly would have been embarrassing to say the least had such proof surfaced afterward. Why no chain of control of DNA evidence and proof that it had been taken during the raid? Why burial at sea? The body certainly could have been transported and proof of identity obtained.

    The fact that this supposed Osama was killed, when he could have had great value alive suggests the possibility that he was neither killed nor captured.

  • ktoo

    Apparently Panetta still has enough Republican in him to tell the truth a little. I wonder how ashamed he is of his old pal Hillary.

  • Shonuff

    Liberals will always side with a terrorist. That is just who they are. Liberals and Islamic terrorists have the exact same goals. The destruction of the USA. That is why you will never hear a liberal criticize terrorists. And that is why liberals are against water boarding. They are all on the same team.

  • JerzeyBoy

    I always like this quote (Al Capone?); “Give me a pair of pliers and a blow-torch and I’ll get anybody to tell me anything I want to know”

  • Many Years ago I got into a real nasty very hot debate with a far leftist .One might say part Pacifist . She was 46 back then and was strongly against WaterBoarding even if it meant saving many Americans lives .

    So I changed part of the Subject . I ask her who did she love the most ? She got nastier as said louder saying that B/S has “Nothing ” to with WaterBoarding .

    I said again … Please tell he who do you love the most in life ?

    She said OK I’ll play your stupid game.It’s my Sister , We live together , do everything together and is really my best Friend ever. I said Al Quada has her and she is facing sure Toucher , Rape and Death within a few days .

    Would you water board those terrorist to get info that “may” save her Life ……… She said Oh My God I never though about it like that or has any of my very Liberal Friends . Her Quote Sam I would do any and every thing to get info about her even if it meant removing their Gonads and Tonsils .

    I LOVE MY SISTER SHE SAID WITH TEARS IN HER EYES .

    BOTTOM LINE .. DEPENDS ON WHO IS GETTING GORED BY THE BAD GUY .

    Yes of course I was water-boarded. it was all part of my training to be a ReCon Marine as it is done by several Div. of Govt. not just special Military units . And Yes you will them anything they need to hear guaranteed when water boarded a second time .Why the Second time ? Total known Fear !

  • Oberon123

    Thanks. It’s okay to torture people and break the law if you like the results. I’ll remember that. Laws really don’t matter if you think you can get something by breaking them.

  • PN

    He didn’t say waterboarding worked. He said “tactics that were used at that time.” Hell, it could have been knee-capping for all we know. Whatever it was, we should be willing to do it again when needed. And it will be.

  • Daniel

    People should not fear their governments. Governments should fear its people. I haven’t believed either side for a while now as they are both corrupt. Anything they say I feel has a hidden motive. The motive for this statement is to make waterboarding standard procedure for forever. Personally, I don’t think it’s right and Panetta looks like a liar to me. Obama doesn’t look like a liar, but he is breaking records for it. Think waterboarding will be happening inside America to its citizens in the future.

  • Mark of the Wild West…

    If water boarding is not torture, then why doesn’t congress use it on B.O. to find about his birth certificate and voter fraud?

  • Is

    Outright lie! Bin Laden was ratted on by Pakistani Doctor who is now in prison. Does this crap ever stop?

  • Headline at DRUDGE! Congrats, happy for you Jim.

  • Tonto Fig

    How is it that every mental patient in the US ended up in the african obbamma administration?

  • ForAmerica

    Ah the hypocrisy. I’m convinced that in the English language hypocrite is a synonym for liberal.

  • Richard Jones

    Do you think the truth wodl be obtained if waterboarding were use on Barry? Perhaps that is why he is so dead set against it

  • Bush Guy…

    There should be an open 3 day season per year on Muslims and politicans in the USA.

  • Oberon123 commented:

    Thanks. It’s okay to torture people and break the law if you like the results. I’ll remember that. Laws really don’t matter if you think you can get something by breaking them.

    *************************
    I am sure if they held anyone you deeply loved and cared fore even your self .
    Knowing Radical Moslems favorite form of Toucher is Skinning people alive you would want the law broken you save your BUTT . First person changes the game with all leftist since most are cowards and pacifist .

  • I thought George was the bad guy now we hear they did the same thing but I guess it is all political.

  • James Stewart

    Every thing that Ben Laden is a joke. He died when Bush destroyed the caves. Ben laden died in the caves. The destroyer that Obama said put B L into Ocean not one person on the Destroyer said that body came and no one saw the body go over board. Hollywood BS, the Movie is OK. Funny the Top Secret Mini Helicopter that was put in to picture they day after FRAUD that helicopter carries 2-3 people not 10, the Room that all the liars Hillary Obozo, and all the crap is all wrong. 2/3 of the seals Obama were were got killed on purpose. People in the military said point blank didn’t happened. Funny you see the video and picture a Video guy is filming and another filling the fake Ben Laden! This Obama’s movie was done in Agura Hills Ca. and made in to BS. The movie was twice good than Obama fraud movie to the world and the USA. Just think Obama fraud with Hollywood’s helped make the big Lie and should tried for TREASON! Pakistan shooting close to a Military training compound 2 blocks BS
    .

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  • CommieJuice

    0bama inherited the Osama information, but waterboarding is torture and can’t be used anymore unless Moochelle is going to run, then she can let someone else do the dirty work and take credit for it like her loser husband did his entire pathetic career.

    Pass the blame, take all the credit. That is how these people do it.

  • Mann D. Lifeboats

    “Any government that thinks war is somehow fair and subject to rules like a baseball game probably should not get into one. . .

    “In the global war on terror, we have rules, and our opponents use them against us.

    “We try to be reasonable; they will stop at nothing. They will stoop to any form of base warfare: torture, beheading, mutilation.

    “Attacks on innocent citizens, women and children, car bombs, suicide bombers, anything the h*ll they can think of. . .

    “And they don’t have rules of engagement. . .

    “These insurgents/terrorists know the rules . . .They’re not their rules. They’re our rules, the rules of Western countries . . .

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    —- Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell (with Patrick Robinson), in “Lone Survivor: The eyewitness account of Operation Redwing [in Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush] and the lost heroes of SEAL Team 10,” published 2007 by Back Bay Books of Little, Brown and Company.

    —- Luttrell was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received and the Navy Cross, our nation’s second highest award for valor, for his involvement with three others SEALs, all who died. Nearly 20 other servicemen — SEALS and members of the Army’s 160th Aviation Regiment — died in the first rescue attempt of Luttrell.

  • gad-fly

    Jim:

    The sick and lonely head lizard over at LGF says that you lie. Everyone knows that Panetta weasel-mouthed around the term ‘waterboarding’ but only Chuckles chose to deny what the SecDef really said.

    Please understand that since being banned from LGF some five years ago, I never go there, but Chris Muir at Day by Day gets paid for blog ads that sometimes include the lizard ads. He personally apologized to me about not being able to pick and choose among advertisers.

  • Patty

    Steps down and suddenly the cat doesn’t have their tongue any longer. Funny, how that works after the election.

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    Wow, this is a Marxist insurgency

  • TC

    I was water boarded several times while in the US Army in the 1960’s in escaped and evasion training. First in AIT training then in Off. Cand. School(OCS)and the in a Airborne traing in the 82nd Airborne Div. While it certainly makes you feel as thought you cannot breathe and one would likely not want to continue under it the fact is it is not damaging and it leaves no permanent marks or injury. If our own troops can be subjected to this and they(me) say it is not
    harmful how can one claim it to be torture–and in fact the law found it was not torture! This is
    purely political definitions like “assault rifle” is purely a political definition of a weapon and is meaningless in describing a rifle! Waterboarding is not torture period full stop!

  • xkaydet65c

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  • Realist

    Enhanced interrogation and torture should be the FIRST RESORT in all cases of national security and for all alleged violent crimes. When you are dealing with scum, you have to take the gloves off. There are no “laws” in war.

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  • Lee R.

    The clip you have simply does not support your headline.

  • Rose

    PANETTA refuses to confess that bin Laden KILL was actually OBAMA COUP D’ETAT over AL QAEDA

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    New details surface on Iran nuclear explosion

    January 27, 2013

    WND report blows Iran nuke program wide open

    January 24, 2013

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  • CV1

    So what if waterboarding is torture. So what!!!! If it gets the information we need to enable us to do the right thing for our country, so what! If it was a piece to the puzzle of capturing bin Laden, then it was crucial. The puzzle cannot be completed without all of its pieces.

    For the united States, Obama is torture far worse than waterboarding. His impact has long, long term results.

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    I don’t completely buy it. Enough studies have indicated that torture is just as likely to get a false confession as a true one. More likely that OBL was sold out by our Pakistani “allies” who were hiding him.

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