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Michael Hayden Thinks Lady Feelings Overwhelm Dianne Feinstein On Torture

On Fox News Sunday, former head of the CIA, Michael Hayden, claimed that a statement made by Senator Diane Feinstein on the CIA's torture program made her "too emotionally unstable" to render an objective decision.
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The Military-Industrial Complex can always look to the former head of the CIA, Michael Hayden as their go-to guy to defend them at every turn. On Fox News Sunday, he took it to a new disgusting level when he claimed that a statement made by Senator Diane Feinstein on the CIA's torture program made her too emotionally unstable to render an objective decision. Maybe it's just her time of the month?

Former CIA and National Security Agency director Michael Hayden suggested Sunday that Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) might have compromised the objectivity of a report on CIA interrogation techniques because she personally wants to change them.

On "Fox News Sunday," Hayden cited comments Feinstein made last month in which she said declassifying the report would "ensure that an un-American, brutal program of detention and interrogation will never again be considered or permitted."

Hayden suggested Feinstein feels too strongly about the issue on an "emotional" level.

"That sentence -- that motivation for the report -- may show deep, emotional feeling on the part of the senator, but I don't think it leads you to an objective report," Hayden said.

I thought having strong feelings about information a senator receives during an investigation makes them a better senator, silly me. Why should facts of unspeakable horrors be treated with a sociopath's mindset? You know Dexter wouldn't be so "emotional" by a little waterboarding. Didn't General Michael Hayden have strong feelings regarding the CIA when he ran things and obviously he knew all about the torture program?

And what on earth was the Democratic Party thinking putting a woman on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence? Don't they know that's where real men make the grown up decisions and all women belong in the kitchen cooking Michael Hayden his breakfast and then giving him a rubdown?

It couldn't possibly be the fact that the CIA torture program was so horrible it disgusted her? And maybe it was the fact that the CIA repeatedly lied to Congress and to the American people about how ineffective and brutal it was?


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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.

The report, built around detailed chronologies of dozens of CIA detainees, documents a long-standing pattern of unsubstantiated claims as agency officials sought permission to use — and later tried to defend — excruciating interrogation methods that yielded little, if any, significant intelligence, according to U.S. officials who have reviewed the document.

“The CIA described [its program] repeatedly both to the Department of Justice and eventually to Congress as getting unique, otherwise unobtainable intelligence that helped disrupt terrorist plots and save thousands of lives,” said one U.S. official briefed on the report. “Was that actually true? The answer is no.”

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