Saturday, August 29, 2009

WaPo Vindicates Cheney

Oh, what a bitter pill this article must have been [emphasis added]:
After enduring the CIA's harshest interrogation methods and spending more than a year in the agency's secret prisons, Khalid Sheik Mohammed stood before U.S. intelligence officers in a makeshift lecture hall, leading what they called "terrorist tutorials." ...

...These scenes provide previously unpublicized details about the transformation of the man known to U.S. officials as KSM from an avowed and truculent enemy of the United States into what the CIA called its "preeminent source" on al-Qaeda. This reversal occurred after Mohammed was subjected to simulated drowning and prolonged sleep deprivation, among other harsh interrogation techniques.
Of course, the Post tries to vitiate their sins against the Left by quoting some of KSM's hollow bravado:
"During the harshest period of my interrogation I gave a lot of false information in order to satisfy what I believed the interrogators wished to hear in order to make the ill-treatment stop. I later told interrogators that their methods were stupid and counterproductive. I'm sure that the false information I was forced to invent in order to make the ill-treatment stop wasted a lot of their time," he said.
Yeah, sure, whatever. Methinks you sang like a canary after being subjected to a "torture" so horrid that smelly hippies performed it as street theater at anti-war protests.