Saturday, January 16, 2010

Courting Disaster

Courting - To attempt to gain; seek. To behave so as to invite or incur.

One of the top cats privy to all the hottie naughty deets about enhanced techniques to quiz enemy agents in a leisured, thorough endeavor conducted in a controlled environment is Marc Thiessen.

"Virtually everyone the Obama administration wants to put on trial in civilian court was captured as a result of the CIA interrogation program that Obama shut down"


This is significant - aside from SOTH Pelosi's harpy act about misleading CIA spy guys, the AG openly thinking about linking attorney brigades to American agents and 44's constant slamming of what Madame Sec Dr Rice proudly pointed out as a penchant to go anywhere and do anything to prevent another 911.

"Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack" is Thiessen's book - to be unleashed Monday and it looks to be a thorough, leisured look into the danger zone and how Great Satan is at risk with an admin seemingly distracted with stuff - that frankly - wouldn't really matter that much compared to protecting the homeland.

"White House speechwriter Marc Thiessen was locked in a secure room and given access to the most sensitive intelligence when he was tasked to write President George W. Bush’s 2006 speech explaining the CIA’s interrogation program and why Congress should authorize it.

"Few know more about these CIA operations than Thiessen, and in his new book, Courting Disaster, he documents just how effective the CIA’s interrogations were in foiling attacks on America, penetrating al-Qaeda’s high command, and providing our military with actionable intelligence.

"Thiessen also shows how reckless President Obama has been in shutting down the CIA’s program and releasing secret documents that have aided our enemies. Courting Disaster proves:

"How the CIA program thwarted specific deadly attacks against the U.S.

Why “enhanced interrogation” was not torture by any reasonable legal or moral standard

"How the information gained by “enhanced interrogation” could not have been acquired any other way

"How President Obama’s actions since taking office have left America much more vulnerable to attack

"In chilling detail, Thiessen reveals how close the terrorists came to striking again, how intelligence gained from “enhanced interrogation” repeatedly stymied their plots, and how President Obama’s dismantling of this CIA program is inviting disaster for America.

"Knowing more than almost anyone outside the CIA about what went on at CIA “black sites” and at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. As chief speechwriter for President Bush, he was given unprecedented access to some of the most sensitive intelligence our government possessed on al Qaeda terrorists.

"He has since spent countless hours interviewing the men and women involved in the interrogations at every level—from Vice President Dick Cheney to the interrogators themselves.

"What he reveals is a shocking, thoroughly documented account of just how close we came to suffering follow-on 9/11 attacks, how so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” (including waterboarding) were directly responsible for unearthing the actionable intelligence that foiled them, and the extraordinary measures the Bush administration took to stay well within the bounds of what was not only legally but morally right.

"Courting Disaster shows how America’s dedicated intelligence professionals went head-to-head with the world’s most dangerous terrorists, and won—only to have Barack Obama expose America’s secrets to the enemy, endorse smears against our intelligence officers, and put them at risk of prosecution for defending our country. In Courting Disaster, Thiessen reveals:

"Why “enhanced interrogation techniques” did not qualify as torture by any objective standard

"Specific terrorist plots foiled by the CIA, based on information that came from “enhanced interrogation”—ranging from attacks against Los Angeles and London to the breaking up of an al Qaeda cell that was developing anthrax for terrorist attacks inside the United States

"New evidence that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi knew about and approved CIA waterboarding

"The real stories of abuse at Guantanamo—not of the detainees by the guards, but of the guards by the detainees, and how released detainees have returned to the jihad

"How the Obama administration is giving captured terrorists more legal rights than are granted to legitimate prisoners of war—and denying our intelligence officers tools that police officers use everyday to question common criminals

"How information released by Barack Obama has aided our enemies and put America at greater risk of another terrorist attack

Pic "Courting disaster is way more dangerous than flirting with disaster!"