Republican Rep. Steve King from Iowa tweeted Monday: “Wonder what President Obama thinks of water boarding now?”
Politically, Obama could have a difficult time claiming victory for bin Laden’s death while still separating himself from the “enhanced interrogation techniques” that got the ball rolling. Especially with Bush-era officials highlighting the importance of the intel extracted from prisoners who underwent waterboarding.
The larger question now is whether the American public will reconsider its distaste for torture if indeed it set us on the path, however long, to find America’s most wanted terrorist.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The question now is if the public will reconsider its distaste for torture if it set us on the path, however long, to find the most wanted terrorist