Friday, February 19, 2010

Bush Official Criticizes Obama For Killing Too Many Terrorists

"When we do not have an effective detention policy the only option we have is to kill them before we can detain them," said Viet Dinh, a lawyer from the Bush administration's Department of Justice. Dinh argued at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday that the high number of terrorist deaths is damaging U.S. intelligence operations.

This is interesting. He is upset with the Obama administration killing terrorists, presumably because we do not have an effective detention policy, and so we are losing intelligence opportunities because we must kill instead of capture terrorists

Not to point fingers at past administrations but isn't the detention policy a remnant of the Bush administration? Have not the conservatives been very vocal against changing our detention policies? Have not the conservatives shown a desire in the past to eliminate future threats to America by eliminating terrorists? Have not past intelligence gathering techniques such as waterboarding under the Bush administration yielded questionable results?

This is just another prime example of conservative opposition to whatever position or action the current administration seems to take or has done...

1 comment:

  1. I saw this and it befuddled me as well. I think that the GOP cannot stand that the Obama administration's on the national security front put the GOP failures on that front to shame.


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