At considerable risk of ridicule for admitting the obvious, President Obama admits the U.S. beat the Nazis only to become just like them.
by Nina Massey
Speaking at a news conference, Obama said the White House had handed Congress a report about an investigation into “enhanced interrogation techniques”
American President Barack Obama has admitted the US tortured people in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
Speaking at a news conference, Obama said the White House had handed Congress a report about an investigation into “enhanced interrogation techniques”.
He said: “We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some folks.
“We did some things that were contrary to our values.”
Obama banned the use of interrogation techniques such as waterboarding shortly after he took office in January 2009.
Obama told reporters the techniques were used because the United States feared more attacks were imminent.
“It’s important for us not to feel too sanctimonious in retrospect about the tough job that those folks had.
“A lot of those folks were working hard under enormous pressure and are real patriots,” he added.
Obama also said he had full confidence in CIA Director John Brennan despite a revelation the agency spied on a U.S. Senate committee investigating its interrogation techniques.
Really? So the 1st black President of the U.S. now admits, after refusing to intervene in the imprisonment of Manning and the hunt to bury Snowden alive as well, that we beat the Nazis only to become just like them when the chips were down. They, of course, were ‘good’ Germans too–just like the ‘patriotic’ Americans the President eulogizes.
Mr. Obama, there is NEVER sufficient moral pretext to torture, just as there is no legitimate pretext for genocide or rape or slaughtering children. It does NOT MATTER how ‘effective’ it is or isn’t! It is a monstrous crime against humanity in EVERY instance. And those apologists for it, such as yourself in this instance, are despicable and deserve the same justice we meted out to Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg trials…INCLUDING you!…and Bush, and Cheney, and Rumsfeld, etc. etc. along with all those and their lawyers in the highest circles of government or the military who made it possible. Those were the lessons of Nuremberg, and they remain as valid today as then.
Mr. Obama, you have shamed the Nobel Peace Prize committee who awarded you that prestigious medal. They and the honor of the U.S. may never recover after what you fecklessly (or NOT) so casually trivialize. You had an opportunity to stand tall for America, but now you look like just another apologist for those who have perverted it.