commie denies waterboarding worked! oh, wait….

Keith Olbermann: The GOP spin machine, caught with its Abu Ghraib pants down, has come up with only two rickety memes with which to pull itself out of the deep end of the political pool. The first was the simplest: “Obama merely finished what Bush began.”

But the second was a little more robust: The Peter King (R-Stupidity) claim mirrored by a tweeter who asked me: “how does it feel knowing Bin Laden courier was discovered under Bush admin & info was obtained in Gitmo?”

King: “We obtained that information through waterboarding. So for those who say that waterboarding doesn’t work, who say it should be stopped and never used again, we got vital information, which directly led us to Bin Laden.”

Two problems with that. There is the unfortunate realization that if this information truly germinated during the Bush Administration, and truly came from waterboarding, that means The Bush Administration Had A Direct Link To Bin Laden Eight Years Ago And Either Didn’t Know It Or Didn’t Bother To Figure It Out.


Wait, it gets worse. Guess who’s out tonight denying that waterboarding, or even “harsh treatment” led to the info that led to Bin Laden?

“It is true that some information that came from normal interrogation approaches at Guantanamo did lead to information that was beneficial in this instance. But it was not harsh treatment and it was not waterboarding.”

That was said by Don Rumsfeld.

I’ll stop writing now so you can spend a few minutes laughing through your mouth, nose, ears, feet, and eyeballs.


I don’t often (ever?) quote Olbermann, but this was utterly irresistible 😉

10 Responses to “commie denies waterboarding worked! oh, wait….”

  1. 1 Brittany
    May 3, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    I did not know that Peter King was on POTUS’ National Security team, so why is he using “us.” He did not know anything, so he should stop acting like he has first hand knowledge of anything. Waterboarding ended awhile ago, so why are the Republicans crediting waterboarding for Bin Laden’s discovery. I hope POTUS puts this waterboarding meme the media and Republicans are pushing to rest on 60 minutes. It really is pissing me off that they are getting away with pushing this BS, acting like Bush knew where Bin Laden was, and he deserves credit for something he had nothing to do with.

    • 2 anniebella
      May 3, 2011 at 11:04 pm

      I can not stand that Peter King. These Republicans can’t stand the fact that President Obama is getting the credit for bringing down bin Laden, so they are trying to take the credit from him and give it to Bush, but it won’t work. If the information came from waterboarding then why did it take so long to get bin Landen? Why didn’t Peter King and Cheney and Bush find bin Landen? I’m going to send King a email and ask him that. That fact is it is eating these Republicans up, they can’t take it. President Obama brought down bin Laden.

  2. 3 Theo67
    May 3, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    These people are proving themselves to be petty, illogical, stupid and jealous idiots with each word they utter. I am so disgusted by them. I heard two middle-aged white men at a restaurant tonight talking about this whole debacle – they said that the Republicans have been trying to paint the President as weak, but they won’t be able to get away with that anymore. They said what the President accomplished with this mission was incredible. That is what is real.

  3. 4 ari
    May 3, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Chips, before you go for the night. A few months ago, i registered with WP, but my post are still in waiting mode. So i just went back to my original name. What am i doing wrong. I finally thought i’ll save you some work.

    • May 3, 2011 at 10:19 pm

      Hi Ari, I just found you in the pending section! Did you make sure to log in to your WordPress account before you tried to comment? That’s the only thing I can think of, once you’re registered with WP, and you’ve had a previously approved comment here (which you have), your comments should show up straight away. Let me know if you were logged in – if you were, I’ll try to find out tomorrow what the issue is. Thanks Ari.

  4. 7 ari
    May 3, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    ooops how do i log in lol.

    • May 3, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      Oh yikes….I’m not really sure 😳

      I think I log in in a different way – ie to get in to the admin section of the blog.

      Do you see any log-in section in the top bar? Sorry I’m not more helpful, will definitely get it sorted for you tomorrow.

    May 4, 2011 at 8:30 am


  6. 10 Claire
    May 5, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Gotta give Keith credit he is never afraid to call the repubs out on their lies and misinformation. He also has an outstanding research team.

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