THE EFFECTIVENESS OF WATERBOARDING
Phone Call by Kuwaiti Courier Led to Bin Laden
…Then in 2004, top al-Qaida operative Hassan Ghul was captured in Iraq. Ghul told the CIA that al-Kuwaiti was a courier, someone crucial to the terrorist organization. In particular, Ghul said, the courier was close to Faraj al-Libi, who replaced Mohammed as al-Qaida’s operational commander. It was a key break in the hunt for in bin Laden’s personal courier.
“Hassan Ghul was the linchpin,” a U.S. official said.
Read the rest Here: Phone Call by Kuwaiti Courier Led to Bin Laden – ABC News.
Notice how Ghul was captured in Iraq during 2004?
Remember all the leftist calling for impeachment of George Bush for war crimes, saying we had no reason to go into Iraq and it was an unjust war?
I remember members of al-Qaida being rounded up and arrested in Iraq during the liberation of that country, imagine that…al-Qaida in Iraq!
These terrorist were brought into custody and vital information was extracted from them which would eventually lead us to Osama Bin Laden.
A little bit of info on Hassan Ghul from the anti-American leftist website historycommons.org
Profile: Hassan Ghul
Hassan Ghul was a participant or observer in the following events:
March 28, 2002-Mid-2004: High-Ranking Al-Qaeda Detainees Subjected to Aggressive Interrogation Techniques
In 2007, NBC News will report that the CIA uses aggressive interrogation techniques on at least 13 high-ranking al-Qaeda detainees between 2002 and 2004. These techniques are first used on Abu Zubaida, captured in March 2002 (see March 28, 2002), and some of the techniques are discontinued in the wake of the Abu Ghraib scandal around the middle of 2004 (see April 28, 2004), which is also around the time the CIA’s Inspector General issues a secret report suggesting many of these techniques could be a violation of an international treaty against torture (see May 7, 2004). Euphemistically called “enhanced interrogation,” these techniques include:
Exposure to extreme heat and cold.
Psychological and physical abuse.
The use of psychotropic drugs.
Waterboarding. However, waterboarding is allegedly only used on about four of the detainees (see May 2002-2003).
All 13 of these detainees will later be transferred to Guantanamo prison to stand trial before a military tribunal there (see September 2-3, 2006). (Two others similarly transferred – Abu Faraj al-Libbi and Abu al-Hadi al-Iraqi – are captured after the Abu Ghraib scandal and thus are not subjected to as many interrogation techniques.) [MSNBC, 9/13/2007] However, there are other “ghost detainees” not officially acknowledged as captured by the US government (see June 7, 2007). Some, like Hassan Ghul, Abdul Rahim al-Sharqawi, and Mohammed Omar Abdul-Rahman, are held in the same secret prison as most of the “official” high-ranking detainees later transferred to Guantanamo, so it would seem likely that aggressive techniques have been used on many of them as well. In 2007, President Bush will sign an executive order allowing the CIA to use most of these aggressive techniques again (see July 2007).
Read more here: http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=hassan_ghul_1
WAA! CRY ME A RIVER!
Hassan Ghul spelled his guts under these harmless yet advanced interrogation techniques, the information that we obtained from Ghul led US special forces to a courier who in turn would lead us to the hiding place of Osama Bin Laden.
In other words, waterboarding works, it is effective and should be used more often.
George Bush and the war on terror have been vindicated.
I’m glad to see that the Democrats decided to keep with Bush’s policies in regards to terrorism, it would have been sad if Obama would have kept his campaign promises and pulled out of the mid-east.