Video: Marc Thiessen Schools Christiane Amanpour and Guest On Waterboarding

The left continues to be pushed back on their heels in the enhanced interrogation debate.  Last week it was John Stewart, sadly, unable to match wits with his guest, John Yoo, a former Bush DOJ official on the subject of waterboarding.

Last night, former White House and Pentagon Speechwriter, Marc Thiessen was outmatched two to one on CNN,  but managed to mop the floor with both of them. Amanpour was supposed to be moderating the debate between Thiessen and UK lefty, Phillipe Sands, but Thiessen dragged her into the debate early on when he quoted her own false words. What follows is a pleasure to watch.

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Part two:

Thiessen’s new book, just out, is  Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack.

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In: Enhanced Interrogations Out: Giving A Hoot What The “International Community” Thinks About It

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18 thoughts on “Video: Marc Thiessen Schools Christiane Amanpour and Guest On Waterboarding

  1. The left consistantly expresses their sorrow and deep sadness for the poor terrorists, while at the same time vilifying our efforts to protect innocent human beings from these monsters. These bastards are sick, all of them. Not until they are threatened by having their heads chopped off will they understand how evil these Islamic terrorists are.

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  2. Mr. Sands last point about there being no terrorists attacks in the UK shows his total misunderstanding, perhaps deliberate, as to the point being made. That point is that the intelligence gained from waterboarding terrorists PREVENTED those attacks. There were no attacks because those attacks were twarted. Mr. Sands is a nitwit and so is Christiane.

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  3. That point is that the intelligence gained from waterboarding terrorists PREVENTED those attacks.

    Indeed, one of the attacks prevented, cited by Thiessen was aimed at Heathrow Airport.

    If anyone looked like a Monty Python target, it was that bozo.

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  5. So after Marc mentions that information gathered prevented attacks in London, the dumb-ass Phillipe asks him why Britain, who doesn’t waterboard, wasn’t attacked since 9/11. The word idiot isn’t strong enough.

    They wonder if its OK for our enemies to waterboard us, while ignoring the fact they behead their captives on camera!

    The ‘alleged MSM’, or if you prefer the ‘Durante MSM’, and their fellow lefties would prefer you or your family be bombed by islamic fanatics rather than allowing us to protect ourselves.

    To me, they are as much the enemy as the terrorists.

    Oh, and rrpjr, that was a LOL momment.

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  6. Anampour and this Professor are not speaking in facts, they are speaking in opinions and those opinions are not based on facts but rather emotion.

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  7. I really liked the part where the LIBTARD from England asked why Thiessen hadn’t subjected himself to waterboarding.
    My answer would have been. Why should I?
    Why hasn’t the LIBTARD subjected himself to having his ffucking head sawed off.

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  8. The reason the United Kingdom or (any other country for that matter) was not attacked is because there will be no bearing, no impact at all. It is not the United States of America the great evil doer of the world. Al Queda’s main target is the US of A and it is a known fact.

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  9. The reason the United Kingdom or (any other country for that matter) was not attacked…

    Except that they were, of course, most notably with the 7/7/05 London train bombing.

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  10. “I really liked the part where the LIBTARD from England asked why Thiessen hadn’t subjected himself to waterboarding.
    My answer would have been. Why should I?”

    Because people who have actually experienced it have instantly changed their mind on what constitutes torture.

    But yes, let’s continue using an interrogation method denounced by every single possible expert on torture, and everyone who’s ever suffered through it, as “torture,” and let’s continue using it on people without trial. After all, they’re all monsters! All of them! We know this even though many of the people we waterboarded weren’t given a trial!

    “They wonder if its OK for our enemies to waterboard us, while ignoring the fact they behead their captives on camera!”

    So it is okay for enemies to waterboard us, is that what you’re saying?

    Torture is wrong, torture is illegal, waterboarding is very very obviously torture. I believe in the rule of law, I believe in human rights, this is why I oppose torture. This was not even close to being an issue anyone would have considered debating until we actually started doing it. Waterboarding breaks the average person within seconds.

    I don’t “love terrorists,” as you utterly sheltered-from-reality commenters would have it. I hate terrorists. I want them stopped. Torturing prisoners without trial is not the way to do it. It’s an ineffective method that yields a lot of worthless information, and I’m disgusted that I have to even discuss its effectiveness, because it’s also AGAINST THE LAW.

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  11. Because people who have actually experienced it have instantly changed their mind on what constitutes torture.

    Thousands of US servicemen have been waterboarded.

    But yes, let’s continue using an interrogation method denounced by every single possible expert on torture, and everyone who’s ever suffered through it, as “torture,” and let’s continue using it on people without trial.

    Not even close to being true. Not every expert denounces it as torture…for one thing. You must be running on raw emotion, here. what baloney. 3, count them 3 high value prisoners have been waterboarded, and we received actionable intelligence from them. Now, you can cover you ears and say, no we didn’t …blablabla I can’t hear you, but the record shows that we did.

    I can live with putting a very few hardcore terrorists through discomfort in order to save American lives.

    You can’t. That’s the difference between you and the sane majority of Americans.

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  12. MBI, and you know that it an ineffective method HOW EXACTLY? The fact is, you do not know. The fact is, obviously, the information gleaned prevented a great number of terrorist attacks, which you choose to ignore. The fact is, that is an extremely effective method and is, in fact, not torture. Against what law specifically? You remind me of those people in New York upon hearing that articles carried on the subways would be searched and scanned because of terrorist threats. A great many people were up in arms, Oh No, don’t touch my stuff!!! My answer to them and people like you is this, all of you who don’t want your stuff touched, who don’t believe in profiling, and who don’t believe in methods such as waterboarding to obtain information and save thousands of lives, you all have to ride the same damn subway/train/plane/whatever together. As for me and those I care about, they can look through my stuff, wand me, do whatever anytime they want. I would say that the “utterly sheltered from reality commenter (sic)” here is YOU. Those rose colored glasses you are wearing won’t protect you from the boogey man, nor will your inability to realize that the enemy we face is not like any enemy we have ever faced before. I worked and lived in the Middle East in the mid 1990s. I was there when the Marine quarters was bombed. I talked with many Saudi’s and let me tell you this. There is no end to their hatred for us and everything we stand for. It is a virulent malignant thing that grows each and every moment of their lives and will never end. Not you go take that little fly swatter of yours and just slap them in the face, those bad bad ‘freedom fighters.” Frankly, people like you make me sick.

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  13. On several occasions, people asked to try being waterboarded again (Hitchens & the guy from Playboy, for instance), to help make up their minds. As far as I’m concerned, if you’re willing to give it a second try, it wasn’t torture.

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  14. When the liberal’s head is at stake at the hands of the terrorist, the liberal will still be blaming President Bush and the republicans for the sociopathic behavior of the terrorist.

    The whole preimise of his O’liness’ 2009 apology tour. (And that worked out so well. (sarc))

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  15. Libtard conversation when first meeting Osama.

    Libtard: Please slap my face, poke my eyes out with a dull screwdriver, pull my tongue out with a rusty pair of pliers, and then chop my head off. I deserve all of this, I am an American, and I’m guilty as all hell.
    Osama: It would be my pleasure

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  16. The reason why England(And the rest of europe) has not had a recent terrorist attack is due to political correctness and immigration. Through legal and illegal immigration the demographics are changing. Political correctness bans any criticism of any bad behavioral. Look at what has happened to the United States. Blacks were once the “Majority- Minority” but due to open borders, the throne now belongs to Hispanics. The terrorists will slowly take over.

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