The Dumbest Man on the Internet resorts to a flat out lie today, and is rewarded with a headline link at Drudge Report: Defense Secretary Panetta Admits Information From Waterboarding Led US to Bin Laden (Video) | the Gateway Pundit.
Yes, waterboarding worked.
Today on Meet the Press Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta admitted that information gleaned from waterboarded detainees was used to track down al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and kill him.
“The real story was that in order to put the puzzle of intelligence together that led us to Bin Laden, there were a lot of pieces out there that were a part of that puzzle. Yes, some of it came from some of the tactics that were used at that time, interrogation tactics that were used. But the fact is we put together most of that intelligence without having to resort to that.”
Jim Hoft is such an amazing dimwit that he actually includes the quote that exposes his own brazen lies.
If you read Hoft ( The Gateway Pundit) on an even semi-regular basis it is hard not to conclude that are definitely problems with the number and quality of the neurons. Even more obvious is the example of the conservative mind at work. He reads something. It contains something, a tiny morsel of validation, and his mind only sees that, managing to ignore the larger truth. Torture is both immoral and illegal. If the Right continues to take pride in the actions of government employees and elected officals engaging in immoral and illegal activity, that says a lot about how they veiw patriotism. Some interting thoughts here, I THINK IT’S APPROPRIATE TO GO GODWIN HERE. Does the USA want to model it’s moral standards of Nazi Germany or Imperialist Japan circa WW II.
When Hoft is not defending depraved moral standards, he is engaging in them. The scene capture is from a recent post about this story, Midtown shooter gets life plus 65 years in prison
The man found guilty of murdering a woman and wounding two others in a 2011 Midtown shooting spree was sentenced to life without parole plus 65 years in prison Thursday.
Hoft links to this previous background story
During his testimony Wednesday, Thandiwe suggested that his reason for even purchasing the gun he used in the shootings was to enforce beliefs he’d developed about white people during his later years as an anthropology major at the University of West Georgia.
“I was trying to prove a point that Europeans had colonized the world, and as a result of that, we see a lot of evil today,” he said. “In terms of slavery, it was something that needed to be answered for. I was trying to spread the message of making white people mend.”
Just in case anyone was wondering what race baiting was and how the Right engages in it, this is a textbook example. This murderer was a racist. He was, and I think correctly, not found to be insane. Though we would all probably agree that he was a wacko. Hoft’s point is that you see African-Americans are out there murdering people because, well, they’re black and the ones that went to universities, which are all just hot beds of liberal guilt, taught this wacko to go out and murder people. This recent and very tragic news, serves as a good counter-point, Top Navy SEAL sniper killed on gun range of West Texas resort
Chris Kyle, a retired Navy SEAL and the U.S. military’s most lethal sniper, was fatally shot Saturday along with another man on the gun range of Rough Creek Lodge, a posh resort just west of Glen Rose, Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said.
The 25-year-old suspect was apprehended about five hours later in Lancaster, southeast of Dallas, more than 70 miles from the scene, Bryant said.
The suspect, identified as Eddie Ray Routh, 25, was pursued to a house in Lancaster by officers, including a local SWAT team. Routh again try to flee in a vehicle but was stopped about 9 p.m. after spikes were laid across a road, Bryant said.
One way to describe Routh is as a white military veteran. Which means according to Hoft and the morally bereft commenters at his site, this means all white veterans are having their minds poisoned by the military to go out and murder military heroes. The military is no more turning out murderers anymore than librul universities are turning out racists maniacs. Hoft just gives us the very latest example of race baiting, but the far Right’s premiere blogger, Drudge, has made it a regular part of his disinformation brand of journalism.