December 14, 2014 5:00 pm -

Former CIA chief Michael Hayden says if he had authority after 9/11 he’s not sure he’d have approved waterboarding.

Hayden said use of the controversial tactic would have been a tough call depending on “the totality of circumstances at the time.”“There are certain things that are always off the table. There are certain things that are clearly permissible and then there are a bunch of things in the middle, and I would admit that waterboarding is near the edge of that window,” he said on ABC’s “This Week.”

“I would admit that are gray and would demand very compelling circumstances for anyone….” he added.

Unfortunately, Hayden has already defended rectal feeding.

“These were medical procedures,” he said during an interview on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” arguing that rehydrating uncooperative detainees this way was safer than administering intravenous fluids.

“I’m not a doctor,” he said. “What I am told is that this is one of the ways that the body is rehydrated.”

This makes me wonder how many dehydrated souls in need of a drink asked to have it delivered via their keisters.[su_center_ad]



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

6 responses to Former CIA Head Not Sure He’d Have Approved Waterboarding

  1. William December 14th, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    So…? Where are the right wing wackos and their ” what would the founding fathers think” crappola now?

    • Carla Akins December 14th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      Well that pretty much sums it up.

  2. crc3 December 14th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Food for thought. Read it and make up your own mind…

  3. fahvel December 14th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    well hell, I’m a cyclist and I always ride with a hose up my ass. What malarkey!

  4. GreatLakeSailor December 14th, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    How broken a moral compass has this bumbling psychopath?

    I would admit that waterboarding is near the edge of that window

    No, it isn’t you fukkin barbarian hack. Not even close.

  5. burqa December 14th, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Waterboarding is not near any “edge”

    It pisses me off that these people would then be claiming that American POWs held during the Korean War were not really tortured.

    Here are 7 cases of waterboarding prosecuted by the U.S.: