Obama Won’t Declassify Memos Which Prove Waterboarding Saved Lives!
Suddenly, he rediscovers the need to protect secrets!
Obama’s press conference last night has been likened more to beauty pageant questioning than serious journalism. However, in between softball questions such as how “enchanted” President Obama was with his new job, there were a few significant issues addressed. Jake Tapper of ABC News brought up the subject of waterboarding and torture.
In response we got a classic rambling Obama answer which reminds me of the 4 hour speeches Fidel Castro used to deliver.
The money quote from Obama’s answer came when he suggested that his “no torture” policy would:
“Make us safer over the long term because it will put us in a — in a position where we can still get information. In some cases, it may be harder, but part of what makes us, I think, still a beacon to the world is that we are willing to hold true to our ideals even when it’s hard, not just when it’s easy.”
It’s that “may be harder” part th