Obama Warned Us – Water-Boarding

Posted on November 26, 2013 2:00 pm

I know some have argued that brutal methods like water-boarding were necessary to keep us safe. I could not disagree more. As Commander-in-Chief, I see the intelligence, I bear responsibility for keeping this country safe, and I reject the assertion that these are the most effective means of interrogation. What’s more, they undermine the rule of law. They alienate us in the world. They serve as a recruitment tool for terrorists, and increase the will of our enemies to fight us, while decreasing the will of others to work with America. They risk the lives of our troops by making it less likely that others will surrender to them in battle, and more likely that Americans will be mistreated if they are captured. In short, they did not advance our war and counter-terrorism efforts – they undermined them, and that is why I ended them once and for all.

BARACK OBAMA, speech, May 21, 2009

“But if you people don’t stop mocking Obamacare, I’m bringing it back!”

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3 Responses to “Obama Warned Us – Water-Boarding”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    If you like your water-boarding, you can keep it.

  2. Oppo says:

    … B.O., can you trace for us again the satisfying story of how you tracked down Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts? Just curious.

  3. zzyzx says:

    And finally Mr. President with the possible exception of the Germans (and that depends on your capture by the reg army or the SS) can you name me an adversary we have fought in the last century, and up to date who have treated our troops in accordance with the Geneva Conventions? The Japs? NORK’s, Red Chinese, N. Vietnamese, Viet Cong, Cambodians, Iraqis, Taliban? Please name me one!

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