Sunday, April 26, 2009

What Should Obama Do?

By Melvin A. Goodman
April 26, 2009

President Obama is displaying ambivalence in handling the issue of torture and abuse. He clearly wants to do the right thing and, as a result, has put a stop to torture and closed down the CIA’s secret prisons where the worst abuses occurred.

Read on.


Anonymous said...

This is an excellent and, frankly, heartening article. It's good to remember that many in the CIA do not support the extralegal actions of the Agency.

I am very concerned that no IG has been appointed, as that is a key and important post. I think what Colby did during the investigations of the seventies actually saved the Agency at a time when many wanted to see it destroyed.

I think we need that kind of leadership now. It's ironic, isn't it, that only by being more open can the CIA save its really important secrets.

Anonymous said...

What should Obama do? How about getting a backbone and stop listening to whinners and cry babies; get some guts and start using common sense! His number one job as president is to protect Americans. You can't offer appeasement to people who are brain-washed into believing their mission on earth is to take out as many 'infidels' as possible---even at the loss of their own lives. 'Infidel'. That means you too.

Since 9/11, President Bush and his administration have kept our country safe. That was his job and what the American public expected him to do. The means his administration used are not subject to public approval. Nor was attempting to micro-manage the war the job of a congress who can't even manage themselves. We are at war! and the war should continue until the job of defeating the terrorists is finished.

Of course there are other techniques they could have used. Possibly the humane practice of beheading like the techniques used by the terrorists? Possibly drag the bodies of dead terrorists through the streets like the terrorists did? Hang terrorist's bodies from bridges like the terrorists did? Or maybe just plant hidden bombs in their cells and blow up them up by remote control when they walk by. The guards could always strap explosives around the terrorist's bodies and let them blow themselve's up in an honorable manner that would allow them to go to allah and claim their 72 virgins. In case no one has noticed, the terrorists don't use harmless torture. Their techniques, for the most part, end in death!

Waterboarding is not torture. It is nothing more than an inconvenience compared to the techniques used against Americans and our allies.

Leadership? We had leadership and it was working. Now we are waiting for the next hit that is sure to come under Obama's Utopic view of the world.

Google---Europe, Thy name is cowardice. It was written by a German editor. It was true when it was written on Nov. 5, 2005 and it is true today.

1stProtestinTheStreet said...

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SIGN THE PETITION To Prosecute Them For Torture

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Anonymous said...

The second comment here sounds like it was written by Dick Cheney. Man, you need to calm down and go have a beer or get laid. America needs to stay the hell out of the Middle-East and just buy their Oil.