Rumsfeld: Waterboarding Played Major Role in getting Bin Laden
posted at 5/4/2011 5:14 PM EDT
The libs are citing what Rumsfeld said two days ago as evidence that enhanced interrogation didnt contribute to getting Bin Laden
...Wrong, his words were misinterpreted..
Last night on Fox:
HANNITY: -- that they kind of have to do this.
Let me ask you this. I think it is pretty clear now that discovering who this courier was, through strong interrogation techniques, that were employed during the Bush administration, without which this day would never have occurred. So, can't we -- it seems to me we need to reignite this debate about enhancement interrogation techniques in this country. Is that a good idea?
RUMSFELD: I think it's certainly is a reasonable idea. Is it correct that the CIA Director Panetta today indicated that one of the individuals who provided important information had in fact been waterboarded?
HANNITY: Yes. Yes. Yes.
RUMSFELD: Is that correct?
RUMSFELD: Well, that's my understanding. And I think that anyone who suggests that the enhanced techniques, let's be blunt, waterboarding, did not produce an enormous amount of valuable intelligence, just isn't facing the truth. The facts are, General Mike Hayden came in, he had no connection with waterboarding anybody. He looked at all the evidence and concluded that a major fraction of the intelligence in our country on al Qaeda came from individuals, the three, only three people who were waterboarded.
HANNITY: Yes. Well, there were only three people.
HANNITY: And that led to the information of the nickname of the courier. And this by way -- we've had this for years and this was being pursued during the Bush years. The courier's name was found, he was eventually identified, and through eavesdropping, we were able to locate him and then Bin Laden