"I have always been on the record, in fact, since 2003, with the concept of living our values. And I think that whenever we've perhaps taken expedient measures, they've turned around and bitten us in the backside. We decided early on, in the 101st airborne division, we just said, we decided to obey the Geneva Conventions...
"In the cases where that is not true [where torture takes place or international human rights groups aren't granted access to detention sites] we end up paying a price for it, ultimately," he added. "Abu Ghraib and other situations like that are non biodegradable. They don't go away. The enemy continues to beat you with them like a stick.... Beyond that, frankly, we have found that the use of interrogation methods in the army field manual that was given the force of law by Congress, that that works."
Asked by Anonymous at 11:53 AM on Feb. 21, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Anonymous at 11:54 AM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by mommy_lisa25 at 12:21 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
I wonder who posted this question? I really don't wonder. I do wonder why she bothered to go anon though. We all know who is obsessed with Petraeus and who hates Cheney with a passion.
mommy, you should learn how to spell his name since you so agree with him.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:53 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 12:58 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by mommy_lisa25 at 1:01 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 1:12 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
Which one said what? You didn't do a very good job sourcing your quotes. I agree with the notion that as long as the USA apologizes for your methods and seem scared to be tough (even when it is unpleasant), our enemies will see us as weak and try to blow up planes over our cities with innocent civilians on board. Our enemies are not fighting a "gentleman's war" and until we stop trying to play nice they will continue to make us look weak. PBO needs to take a tough stance and let our enemies know he doesn't give a crap what they or anyone else thinks. His only concern is the USA, and he only cares about what we think. Taking bets on when that will happen.
Answer by jesse123456 at 1:35 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by janet116 at 1:36 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
We MUST do WHATEVER it takes to save the lives of Americans and our way of life.
And don't you understand that WHATEVER it takes to save our civilization will be done, whether YOU are consulted or not.
That is what has always been done.
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 2:43 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by sopranomommy at 4:00 PM on Feb. 21, 2010