“We tortured some folks. We did some things that were contrary to our values. I understand why it happened. I think it’s important when we look back to recall how afraid people were after the Twin Towers fell, and the Pentagon had been hit, and a plane in Pennsylvania had fallen and people did not know whether more attacks were imminent and there was enormous pressure on our law enforcement and our national security teams to try to deal with this. A lot of those folks were working hard and under enormous pressure, and are real patriots. But having said all that, we did some things that were wrong.”
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President Obama has really turned out to be a chickenshit embarrassment. Despite the horror, these assholes are still “real patriots” and nothing, absolutely nothing will be done.
Remember George Jr. in September 2006: “I’ve said to the people that we don’t torture, and we don’t.”
And here we are — lying is America’s way.
Nothing in front of us but chaos. Obama won’t fire anyone, or even raise his voice in concern, and with all the bullshit lying who’s to know? Not the American people. The US is fucked — and not in the good way. Asshole John Brennan won’t be fired, in fact he was applauded by his commander-in-chief: “I have full confidence in John Brennan.”
Of course, the lying wanker.
Marcy Wheeler tips the tulip tray:
Amidst calls for Brennan’s firing, Obama basically responded, “Sure, we tortured some folks, but I still have confidence in the guy who found the waterboard and black sites at which to torture.”
But I’m not sure why folks are so surprised by Obama’s reluctance to criticize Brennan for lying about hacking the SSCI.
Aside from the mutal complicity — Brennan was personal witness to each and every drone strike Obama approved that violated international law, after all — CIA Directors don’t get fired for lying.
They get fired for fucking their biographer.
Sad state of affairs — despite it all, Osama bin Laden sucker-punched Miss Liberty and won.
Nothing left, but a good cry.