Should Obama forget about prosecuting waterboarding?


I say no, he needs to get all of this out in the open and behind us.  But the Conservative Wall Street Journal’s Jerry Seib makes a compelling argument that he should, using Jerry Ford’s pardon of Richard Nixon as a reason.  Take a look.  And if you’re interested in Watergate, the recent film Frost/Nixon is a brilliant look into aspects of that time in the U.S. political scene.

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Obama is shifting his stance on waterboarding as the furore grows about this issue. Take a look. There’s a special appearance by Waterboarder-in-chief Dick Cheney, defending himself. Pretty nauseating, actually.

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This last video goes to the internal debate regarding releasing the classified waterboarding memos. Many at the CIA are up in arms about it. Personally, I support the CIA as a very necessary organization, one that works hand-in-hand with the State Department. However, they do not get a free pass.

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