So a lot of people deserve credit for killing bin Laden: President Obama, the Navy SEALS and our military in general, intelligence gatherers, the previous administration, and many other people.
But you also gotta give credit to Debra Burlingame, sister of one of the victims of 9/11, who used her chance to meet President Obama yesterday to gently prod him over the indictments of CIA interrogators.
Remember, CIA Director Leon Panetta admits that the initial info that led to finding bin Laden came, in part, from “enhanced interrogation techniques” used on detainees.
So why then, the prosecution? Well, Debra noted the irony, and asked the Prez to press Erik Holder to end them.
Obama said he wouldn’t.
Which is poop.
To me, prosecuting CIA agents after bin Laden’s death is like the Packers trading Aaron Rodgers to the Panthers after winning the Superbowl.
That’s not exactly like going to prison, but it is the Panthers.
(And yes, I made a sports metaphor. I do know my baseball)
Anyway, if the Justice Department had half a brain, they’d stop harassing the folks who just upped Obama’s approval rating. And Obama should focus on Holder himself, who seems to harbor bitterness against anyone who works in some capacity protecting our country.
I mean, I suppose waterboarding’s bad, but I guess it would be fine in front of a voting booth.
Anyway, the President wisely credited the CIA’s role in killing bin Laden, and added we may never know the names of those agents – due to the nature of the work.
If you prosecute them, you’ll know who the heroes are.
They’ll be behind bars.
And if you disagree with me, you sir are worse than Hitler.