This will of course make Rosie O'Donnell's day (she's still waiting on that epiphany from engineers that fire does not melt steel) but she shouldn't overdo it on the celebration. Indeed, KSM did say he liked to make up stuff in order to stop the 'torture' but at the same hearing:
Although he said he made false confessions, in the same hearing, Mohammed had a personal representative read a statement in which he admitted to having taken part in 31 separate terror plots and responsibilities.Here they are for those inclined to look at history. Chances are his exaggerations were more centered on the plots than the torture.
As to Abu Zubaydah, who lost a nut in his gunfight capture in Pakistan, he also whined about torture in 2007, even tying it to his gunshot wounds:
"After months of suffering and torture, physically and mentally, they did not care about my injuries that they inflicted to my eye, to my stomach, to my bladder, and my left thigh and my reproductive organs... Doctors told me that I nearly died four times," Zubaydah said.Where's the gratitude for the American doctors who saved his miserable life after the shootout so we could find out the whereabouts of KSM and others? Geez.
Hey, this bunk is tried and true. Every terrorist is taught to do it and every far lefter has tried to use it to further their continuing war against capitalism. Yet most of the peeps get it, right? Most of them understand these AQ guys were dirty wanted terrorists even before 9/11, before Bush, right?
Maybe not. Polls show most people hold Dick Cheney in pretty low regard. Wonder if they've polled KSM's popularity? Today's narrative is that our intrepid terrorist only lied to make the beatings stop (poor guy) while Cheney wants another attack to justify the beatings. The public has largely forgotten the War on Terror, even though an American soldier was just killed by a jihadist in Arkansas. Jose Padilla, a sleeper cell organizer who was without question an AQ operative bent on poisoning innocent fellow citizens, is now allowed to sue a Justice Department lawyer trying to find ways to stop him, and many applaud with glee. And Obama seems oblivious to it all, pointing out the dangerous world created if we don't adopt federalized health care right now. Yep, up pretty much equals down these days.