Jessica Mondillo’s Blog

Is Anyone Really Surprised that the CIA used Waterboarding?

06 February 2008

I know people will be in an uproar now that CIA Director Michael Hayden has admitted that the CIA has used waterboarding on 3 suspects since September 11th.  For those of you who do not know, waterboarding is a technique that many people consider torture that creates the sensation of drowning.

In my high school US history class I learned a little bit about the CIA and their involvement in world affairs.  They were often involved in the destruction of governments the US did not like and the assassinations of political officials.

Knowing this, I am not surprised the CIA used waterboarding to get information from suspected terrorists under the pretense of homeland security.  In my mind, this may be one of the most valid reasons the CIA has had for their actions.

Yes, the CIA used waterboarding on suspected terrorist.  The CIA says that their reason was to gather information on al-Qaida and to prevent an attack hitting US soil.  In short they used a method (which is currently NOT considered torture by the US Attorney General) to gather information for the protection of US citizens.

I am not surprised they did this.  This is better than them killing or supporting groups that are overthrowing governments that they do not like because they are not democracy.  For once the CIA’s actions are completely justifiable, the protection of Americans, of YOU and ME.

If you want more information on the CIA and waterboarding it can be found here.


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  1. * Steve says:

    The ideal of the international terrorist has become little more than a shadow of a hyperbole in reality. If anybody wishes to do a little research, more people die of peanut allergies per year than in terrorist attacks. Why isn’t the government waterboarding those malevolent nuts instead of people who usually have little to no evidence lobbied against them in regards to their associations with extremists?

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 4 months ago

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