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How about that Obama

Original post made by Ray Griffin, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on May 14, 2010

From the Oracle of Abu Ghraib, Seymour Hersh comes this new report from Afghanistan.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on May 14, 2010 at 7:22 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

When interrogation of prisoners is not permitted, prisoners have only negative value. Taking a prisoner and keeping him secure is a hazardous activity. I, and many of my veteran friends, predicted a falloff in prisoner taking.


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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on May 14, 2010 at 9:45 am

"I think I would rather have a dog barking at me in a Bush prison."

An easy comment to make from the safety of one's armchair.


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Posted by of course
a resident of Meadow Park
on May 15, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Walter, that was my first thought also.

"Unintended" ( hmm..perhaps not?) consequences are extremely obvious to anyone with half a brain who thinks a new policy through to what will be the result.

You and I and several others absolutely predicted this the moment it became policy that there would be "no more enhanced interrogation".

Of course this is the result!

No upside left to keeping prisoners, and nothing but down side: risk of being accused, falsely as always, of wrong doing, cost of upkeep, watching prisoners being treated better than the military guarding them, media mountains out of molehills.

Don't blame the military at all.


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