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Canada Goose Parka President Obama has come under strong criticism from some in the CIA and others for releasing memos that detail some of the agency’s harshest interrogation tactics. Yesterday, the president went to the heart of the spy business to explain his decision.

Canada Goose Outlet “I want to be very clear and very blunt. I done so for a simple reason. Because I believe that our nation is stronger and more secure when we deploy the full measure of both our power and the power of our values.”

Canada Goose online Former CIA operative Robert Baer supports the move and says perhaps even more information should be released. Baer spoke to Kiran Chetry via Skype on CNN’s American Morning Tuesday.

Kiran Chetry: You support the move? You think the canada goose coats on sale release of the Bush era memos on interrogation tactics was the right move and that it did not compromise national security?

buy canada goose jacket cheap Robert Baer: Well, not at all. All of those techniques are in the military manuals, which are on the internet. Most of that information appeared in the New York Review of books in Mark Danner article, “The Prisoner’s Getting Out.” It talked about what they were subjected to. It not a secret. None of these techniques are a secret so why not release it? I think what we really need to do is canadian goose jacket clear uk canada goose outlet the air Canada Goose sale on torture. My biggest objection is nobody, until now, has presented canada goose uk shop evidence that torture works and I just don see it.

Canada Goose Jackets Chetry: Not everybody sees it from your point of view. Even canada goose coats people within the agency, former Canada Goose online Attorney General Michael Mukasey and former CIA chief Michael Hayden, have both said they think releasing the memos threatens national security. Do you think they have a point?

canada goose clearance sale Baer: No. It’s an executive decision whether to use torture or not. That’s very clear for the eight Canada Goose Online years of the Bush administration and we can go way beyond those limits if we want. If we are attacked again this president is going to be faced with the same decision. Do we use abusive interrogation techniques? We don have to be confined to these military techniques. We can go way beyond it and change policy at any time. The question I have, does it compromise cheap Canada Goose sources and methods? The answer is no.

canada goose black friday sale Chetry: Your fellow magazine columnist Joe Klein talked about the concerns at the CIA and said it represents to them “a breach of faith that the release of the information will cripple the clandestine service” and “represents a grant of too much information to our enemies.” He says it might make it harder for them to do their job. It something the president alluded to when he was well received in his visit yesterday to the agency.

Baer: Well, you know, here is the thing. canada goose jackets Yes, it is demoralizing to Canada Goose Coats On Sale the CIA. Any time scandals appear in the press canada goose store it demoralizes the CIA. But this should have been thought of seven years ago when this was started. That is not the CIA’s job, to do hostile interrogations. It’s classical espionage, which it was diverted canada goose from doing. And the CIA does best when Canada Goose Parka it’s left alone. canada goose clearance This was a very political decision and it was a mistake.

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buy canada goose jacket The president is really messing up and so is congress. People need to understand the enemy we are fighting. These people think it is okay to cut peoples heads off and fly planes into buildings. Americans need to remember this was just after Canada Goose Jackets the attacks of 9/11 and we need to know what was next. cheap canada goose uk By doing what the president has done he has sent a message through out this country that it is okay to take down your guard, he may not have meant to do that but that is what he did. It will happen again it is when and how big.

cheap Canada Goose Torture is not useful unless you know that your target does have the answer for a specifc question. For example I canada goose uk black friday would hope that if we have captured someone who knows where the nuke is and the code to turn it off, he would be tortured until we found it and the bomb deactivted. Call me immoral. I would rather live.

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canada goose Chetry, just because the man didn give you answers you wanted, you act as if he is a traitor. Actually, he is expressing the view of many Americans, including me. There really isn anything in those memos that we and the world didn already know.

canada goose clearance I the seventh generation of US military veterans from my family. In all my reading both in history and Psychology (and I done a lot of that!), I never found proof that torture works. Torture will get people to say anything it requires to make it stop. Period. My father, a conservative his entire life, helped free prisoners of Nazi Germany who had been tortured, and he would never support the use of torture. would sink that low. I glad he didn live to see an American President and Vice President support the use of torture.

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