Saturday, July 18, 2009

Ve Haff Vays Uff Making You Talk!

Can you imagine the total drama queenery from the left if Bush had tried a stunt like this?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is considering creating a special unit of professional interrogators to handle key terror suspects, focusing on intelligence-gathering rather than building criminal cases for prosecution, a government official said Saturday. The recommendation is expected from a presidential task force on interrogation methods that plans to send some findings to the White House on Tuesday. The official said the panel, which has not completed its work, has concluded that the unit of intelligence and law enforcement agencies should be created. The task force is unsure which agencies should have a role, though the CIA and FBI are expected to be important players, according to the official. He was not authorized to publicly discuss the panel's work and spoke on condition of anonymity. Ben LaBolt, a White House spokesman, said President Barack Obama has not reviewed the task force's recommendations. LaBolt declined to discuss any findings. The recommendation about the new unit was first reported in Saturday's Wall Street Journal. The unit's structure would depart significantly from such work under the Bush administration, when the CIA had the lead and sometimes exclusive role in questioning al-Qaida suspects. The task force has not reached a conclusion as to which agency should lead the unit or where it should be based, the official said.


Mark said...

I thought we already had professional interrogators.

You mean amateurs got Khalid Sheik Mohammed to talk?

Lone Ranger said...

I'm thinking Obama's interrogators could easily evolve into the Gestapo.

Vigilis said...

Obama Definition of "special unit of professional interrogators":

A team of 12 highly paid ex-prosecutors each with a support staff of 16 lawyers and 30 paralegals working for an Interrogation Tsar (lawyer who contributed the most $$$$ to Obama's campaign fund).

Applicant's without significant parole board and A.C.O.R.N. experience need not apply.

Estimated Interrogation Team budget is $9 Billion.