Monday, February 18, 2008

How Many Scumbags has the US Waterboarded

  • Five Minutes Well Spent
  • Keeping waterboarding as an interrogation technique is not the slippery slope some say it is.
  • By Jonah Goldberg

  • Less than five minutes.
  • That’s the total amount of time the United States has waterboarded terrorist detainees. How many detainees? Three. Who were these detainees?
  • One was Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, “the principle architect of the 9/11 attacks” according to the 9/11 Report, and the head of al-Qaeda’s “military committee.” Linked to numerous terror plots, he is believed to have financed the first World Trade Center bombing, helped set up the courier system that resulted in the infamous Bali bombing, and cut off Danny Pearl’s head.
  • A second was Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the head of al-Qaeda operations in the Persian Gulf. He allegedly played a role in the 2000 millennium terror plots and was the mastermind behind the USS Cole attack that killed 17 Americans.
  • The third was Abu Zubaydah, said to be al-Qaeda’s chief logistics operative and Osama bin Laden’s top man after Ayman al Zawahri. It is believed that Zubaydah essentially ran al-Qaeda’s terror camps and recruitment operations. After he was waterboarded, Zubaydah reportedly offered intelligence officers a treasure trove of critical information. He was waterboarded just six months after the 9/11 attacks and while the anthrax scare was still ongoing. [more here]

1 comment:

Derrek said...

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