Wonder what you would find if you frisked CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and University College London Professor Philippe Sands?
Answer: When it comes to waterboarding and our national security, they have no idea what they are talking about.
I realize the first video is pretty lengthy, but make sure you watch the second video as well. Both videos are needed in order to hear the entire argument.
Ah yes! It’s entertaining when the liberal media lets loose, especially when Christiane Amanpour’s job was to moderate the debate between Marc Thiessen and Philippe Sands. Then again, Thiessen did whip out her transcript from a 2008 CNN broadcast from the Khmer Rouge prison S-21, continued to read off her own words, and then told her what she said “is completely false.” Priceless.
Perhaps her comments about S-21 were accurate accounts of what happened in Cambodia decades ago, but to compare the torture techniques of the Khmer Rouge regime to the waterboarding performed by U.S. officials is simply ridiculous and Marc Thiessen points that out in the interview.
Ugh… This absurd reporting/media spin is frustrating. The United States waterboarded THREE detainees and received crucial information from them, while the liberal mainstream media sets out to portray America as the bad guy. Don’t think so? Then explain how our simple, hardly used method of waterboarding is being compare to a 1970’s prison in Cambodia where over 17,000 prisoners were interrogated, tortured, and executed?
Also, I absolutely love it when Amanpour wonders why we don’t arrest terrorists and stick them in prison “until the end of the war.” Hmm… Earth to Amanpour! The Bush Administration started to do that by using – you guessed it – Guantanamo Bay. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration wants to either move or release them.
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Side-Note: I really dislike Philippe Sands and if he dislikes me, then I’m even happier. 😆