Chris Wallace to Obama’s NSA: Why is Waterboarding Over the Line but Shooting an Unarmed Man in the Face Legal?

The Obama administration has managed to paint themselves into many a corner with their contradictory positions, and this one was inevitable:

CHRIS WALLACE, HOST, “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”: I’m not asking you why it was OK to shoot Usama bin Laden. I fully understand the threat. And I’m not second-guessing the SEALs.


WALLACE: What I am second guessing is, if that’s OK, why can’t you do waterboarding? What can’t you do enhanced interrogation of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who was just as bad an operator as Usama bin Laden?

DONILON: Because, well, our judgment is that it’s not consistent with our values, not consistent and not necessary in terms of getting the kind of intelligence that we need.

WALLACE: But shooting bin Laden in the head is consistent with our values?

DONILON: We are at war with Usama bin Laden.

WALLACE: We’re at war with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

And on it went. The answer always ends up being the same though: “What makes it alright is because Obama did it and not Bush.”

Rosie O’Donnell thought Bin Laden deserved due process, so as fun as it can be to smack the current administration upside the head with their own rule book, I just can’t bring myself to side with the nutty Rosie in order to do so. As a 9/11 truther, Rosie must be wondering what we were doing going after Bin Laden at all.

Author: Doug Powers

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