Worst Terror War Ever
- 07-02-2009, 08:13 PM
Worst Terror War Ever
Michael Scheuer, former chief of the CIA’s bin Laden unit and author of Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq, discusses the government’s reliance on CIA covert action instead of conventional military force to protect the U.S., how the Congress and President fail to take meaningful action because they seek the adulation of the media and Europe, the wisdom in leaving Afghanistan ASAP and how Americans won’t realize their government isn’t protecting them until Osama bin Laden attacks again.
Michael Scheuer is a 22-year veteran of the CIA and the author of Through Our Enemies Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of America, Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq and Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror.
- 07-03-2009, 05:50 PM
Come on. Everyone knows it was Israel who attacked us on 9/11 just so we'd launch a war against it's arab neighbors. I don't know why you keep soaking up all this propaganda the media is feeding us.
- 07-03-2009, 07:28 PM
I don't have time to listen to that, but I'd be interested in reading his books. Apparently he contradicts himself pretty regularly, and he was an analyst, not a field agent, but whatever.
I know why you like him, luther. He dislikes Israel. Don't worry, I'll keep your little secret.
07-03-2009, 07:34 PM
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07-05-2009, 04:13 AM
My take on the interview I posted a link to is this,
Scheuer has a couple of problems.
First, he likes to play the shock jock of counterterrorism by saying outrageous things that he knows will give him an audience.
Second, he backs himself into a corner and then defends positions that he has not thought through carefully enough and yet deep down knows are indefensible like torture.
He says he supports torture because it is the only tool we have. Bull****.
Once you are pro-torture it's hard to maintain credibility with anyone who has seriously looked at the issue - there is no evidence that torture is on balance an asset to either police or intelligence operations.
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