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.

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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  • 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

  • Paladin

    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.


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


    Or else…waterboarding isn’t torture.

    But” we all know” that it is…


    (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?