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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 01:42 AM
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Condoleezza Rice Defends Bush Torture Policy Again
 
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SHE JUST CAN'T STOP HERSELF FROM LYING :puke:

Washington, D.C. (AHN) - Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice has been questioned again by a student about waterboarding and she again defended the past administration's controversial interrogation technique.

While Rice was visiting the Jewish Primary Day School in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, fourth grader Misha Lerner asked for her comment on the Obama administration's criticism of certain interrogation techniques authorized by former president George W. Bush to extract information from detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.

Abcnews.com quoted Rice as saying, "Let me just say that President Bush was very clear that he wanted to do everything he could to protect the country. After September 11, we wanted to protect the country. But he was also very clear that we would do nothing, nothing, that was against the law or against our obligations internationally. So the president was only willing to authorize policies that were legal in order to protect the country."

Last week, a Stanford University student asked Rice if she authorized waterboarding, where a person being interrogated is splashed with water on the face to simulate drowning. She denied authorizing the torture technique.

"I didn't authorize anything. I conveyed the authorization of the administration to the agency. That they had policy authorization subject to the Justice Department's clearance. That's what I did," Rice said, according to Abcnews.com.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 01:45 AM
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1. When you find yourself lying to fourth graders, it's time to shut up.
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PurpleChez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 02:10 AM
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2. Didja hear what she said???
"AFTER september 11 we wanted to protect the country." Before 9/11/01 they didn't give a rat's ass if Osama was determined to strike in US. But AFTER....

The Bushies are being called out by 4th graders! Beautiful!
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destes Donating Member (246 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 04:01 AM
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3. I was really disappointed...........
.......that Obama's first words after taking the oath of office weren't, "cuff 'em". But a legacy of "shame on them" in the hearts of grade school children has a great deal of satisfaction as well.

Imprisoning the lot of them would garner sympathy and eventual reactionary-ism/martyrdom in the minds of some. But the perceptions of preteens frame their world view. There really is a chance that the lesson learned will bear on the national mind for twenty years or so.

Still, one nearly salivates at the vision of their perp walk. AHHHHHHHHH.....yes.
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Ticonderoga Donating Member (489 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 08:53 AM
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4. "9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11
Oh...and did I mention 9/11?"
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 04:36 PM
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5. hemmed in as the Major Media outlets treat this issue like a political third rail
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