Former CIA Analyst Destroys Selective Amnesia of US Senators
The selective amnesia of US Senators questioning Trump's CIA nominee Gina Haspel is maddening. Watching it as a sane person is like trying to tell Pelosi "Sorry, mam, there's only so much stretching we can do. We can't keep your face together with plastic wrap."
Phil Mudd, a former colleague of Gina Haspel, just finished watching Kamala Harris audition for president give an interview to Jake Tapper. The Senator said she wouldn't vote for Haspel because #RESIST all the things Haspel "has not admitted that torture is morally wrong."
Former CIA analyst Phil Mudd was up next.
“I am pissed off.” Phil Mudd slams senators for “selective amnesia” when grilling CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel over interrogation techniques that were legal, “We didn’t do it, America did it.” https://t.co/QM1blr1AJtpic.twitter.com/o5O84CdYdF
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) May 9, 2018
I don’t appreciate the collective amnesia. Let’s go dirty and let’s go ugly. I was among the CIA officers fifteen years ago who spoke with the Congress in detail about the techniques we used. I spoke about the techniques that were authorized by the Department of Justice. I spoke to Republicans and Democrats. They were either silent or supportive. We talked to the people who represent rule of law.
I want to talk to the Senators who told us, that they represented American values, and conveniently in 2002 and in 2003, this represented American values. Now that we don’t face the same threat and that we have different Senators, it’s OK to attack one of my former colleagues. I am pissed off! This is collective amnesia! We didn’t do it, America did it, get over it!
It easy to look back at 2001-2004, over ten years ago, with morally superior hindsight. Especially when you're a Democrat Senator who is looking to out #RESIST everyone ahead of 2020. The douche runs strong with this collection of scum and villainy. But doing what you were supposed to do, especially as agreed upon by politicians some 15 years, shouldn't disqualify you from a future job. By some of those same politicians who approved of interrogation measures some 15 years ago.
Especially when the position is used as nothing more than a convenient excuse to vote anti-Trump.
Also, being mean to terrorists is probably a good thing in a CIA Director who's main task it is to keep America safe. Often from terrorists. Read also Khalid Shaikh Mohammed Wants to Testify Against Gina Haspel.