April 8, 2014

I knew conservatives wouldn't be able to handle a second term of Obama in office, and I was right -- they are unraveling at the seams. Weird things happen when that much anxiety builds up and now we are watching many a right-wing pundit and politician blow up in front of our eyes.

Since the Senate Intelligence Committee is planning to release some information from the new report on Bush's torture program, the media has been happy to have the Dick Cheney Pro-Torturers Club constantly on the air, and it appears that Chris Wallace is a platinum card-holding member.

He went off the deep end while being interviewed by The Mike Gallagher Show on KSM and torture.

Wallace: We're going to be talking to Michael Hayden, the former CIA Director about a bunch of things including the changing talking points on Benghazi and also about the enhanced interrogation and whether or not the CIA covered up what was actually going on. Personally, I would have waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed myself.

That was scary, how he so flippantly tossed that out there.

Eric Hananoki:

Fox host Chris Wallace reacted to a U.S. Senate investigation into the Bush administration's torture policies by claiming he "would have waterboarded" Al Qaeda terrorist "Khalid Sheikh Mohammed myself." Wallace's remark came after it was reported that the investigation concluded waterboarding Mohammed didn't provide critical information leading to the capture of Osama bin Laden, as defenders of the technique had claimed.

Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to declassify the executive summary and conclusions of alengthy report about the Bush-era CIA's detention and interrogation program. The White House will now have to approve the release.

The Associated Press reported that aides and people briefed on the report said the investigation found waterboarding was ineffective.

With regard to Mohammed, who was waterboarded 183 times, the AP reported the "Senate report concludes such information wasn't critical" and "confirmed only what investigators already knew":

All the information we have says the CIA lied to Americans about the program, torture doesn't work and the brutality of the program is unconscionable.

A report by the Senate Intelligence Committee concludes that the CIA misled the government and the public about aspects of its brutal interrogation program for years — concealing details about the severity of its methods, overstating the significance of plots and prisoners, and taking credit for critical pieces of intelligence that detainees had in fact surrendered before they were subjected to harsh techniques.

But there's Chris Wallace, talking on conservative airwaves and sounding like Michael Savage.

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