Color me not shocked. Not only is the right desperately trying to give Bush credit for locating and killing Osama bin Laden, now the torture apologists are coming out of the woodwork as well. Expect to see more of this over the coming weeks.
May 2, 2011

Color me not shocked. Not only is the right desperately trying to give Bush credit for locating and killing Osama bin Laden, now the torture apologists are coming out of the woodwork as well. Expect to see more of this over the coming weeks.

Resident wingnut and GOP New York Rep. Peter King went on O'Reilly's show and claimed that torturing prisoners by waterboarding them led to locating Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

Marcy Wheeler has a post up debunking King's claims and I'll just ask that our readers go check out her entire post here -- The Osama bin Laden Trail Shows Waterboarding Didn’t Work.

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