Democrats are livid with President Bush for protecting the American people and members of the US Armed Forces overseas. With clear evidence that coercive interrogation techniques have saved thousands of American lives, one could only assume that the interests of the Democratic Party lie not in the safety of our country, but the ability of our enemies to damage the current administration. For them this is a win-win situation.
If a huge terrorist attack takes place on American soil, the Dems can claim that President Bush and the war in Iraq made us less safe -which is not true but it helps them politically. If they successfully undermine our Intelligence services they can utilize their strategic feigned outrage to claim that they have, restored America’s moral standing in the world -again, this helps them, politically.
(Comcast.Net) President Bush said Saturday he vetoed legislation that would ban the CIA from using harsh interrogation methods such as waterboarding to break suspected terrorists because it would end practices that have prevented attacks.However, Pelosi and Reid had a different take. Strategic Feigned Outrage
"The bill Congress sent me would take away one of the most valuable tools in the war on terror," Bush said in his weekly radio address taped for broadcast Saturday. "So today I vetoed it," Bush said. The bill provides guidelines for intelligence activities for the year and includes the interrogation requirement. It passed the House in December and the Senate last month.
"This is no time for Congress to abandon practices that have a proven track record of keeping America safe," the president said.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Congress would work to override Bush's veto next week. "In the final analysis, our ability to lead the world will depend not only on our military might, but on our moral authority," said Pelosi, D-Cal
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Bush often warns against ignoring the advice of U.S. commanders on the ground in Iraq. Yet the president has rejected the Army Field Manual, which recognizes that harsh interrogation tactics elicit unreliable information, said Reid, D-Nev. "Democrats will continue working to reverse the damage President Bush has caused to our standing in the world," he said.