The CBS 60 Minutes interview of former CIA Chief of Clandestine Affairs, Jose Rodriguez (or whatever his official title was) was mostly a laughable affair, not on Mr. Rodriguez’s part, but on CBS interviewer Leslie Stahl’s part.
This is the most important part of the interview, where Rodriguez calls out the Obama Administration, properly charging them with betrayal, if not treason.
“The President is entitled to his opinion. When President Obama condemns the overt actions of a previous government he is BREAKING THE COVENANT that exists between intelligence officers, who are at the pointy end of the spear, hanging way out there, and the government that authorizes and directs them.”
Obama is running around trying to take credit for the work that these guys actually did, all the while holding out the threat of criminal prosecution over these same individuals. Bear in mind that Obama wanted to bring KSM to trial in NYC.
And now he’s the big schwinging dick, with the big anti-terrorism schtick. Claiming that Mitt wouldn’t have the cohones to do what this macho man did.
Sorry, Barack, but I could carve a better man than you from a banana.
I assert that any American pulled from the white pages could have shown the same “courage” to direct the execution of bin Laden, without the hubris to make this a campaign issue.
You can watch all of the interview here and here, where Stahl becomes apoplectic at the prospect of sleep depravation and ‘a day at the beach’ aka waterboarding, Ensure treatments, facials, poorly executed nail treatments or something, bristling that such barbarism isn’t what Americans do.
It’s simply hilarious and preposterous.
But Rodriguez rocks. It’s worth the view.
Exit question: Do you think that Abbott Laboratories, the makers of Ensure, are thrilled that their product has now been characterized by CBS as a tool of torture?