Sunday, July 25, 2010

Condi, Aretha and the Pip Squeaks

Neat story about former Sec. of State Condi Rice and Aretha Franklin, a good Democrat, joining up to raise money for charity and make a little music in Philadelphia. Of course, a couple of lefty losers are trying to gin up outrage because of Condi's work in the Bush administration and her unapologetic support for tough interrogation techniques that, according to top intelligence officials, actually saved American lives.

According to the story:
Sebastian Doggart, a human-rights activist in New York and documentarian of American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi , argues that Rice was a principal player in the Bush interrogation program, and has urged the Philadelphia Orchestra to not perform with her.

Rice and other senior Bush officials reviewed and approved CIA use of harsh interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, on detainees at secret prisons, according to a Senate Intelligence Committee report declassified in 2009.

Doggart called the concert an attempt at a "restoration" of Rice's image.

Steven Jewell, a Stanford alumnus, has organized a petition asking the university to investigate "whether to be involved in a torture program on leave from the university is compatible with her duties as a university professor."

"Torture is a crime against humanity, and to have her treated by a cultural organization as if she is just simply an artist, without the context of her involvement in crimes against humanity, is reprehensible," he said.

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah. The good news is, Aretha is giving these idiots no R-E-S-P-E-C-T. The show will go on, as it should.


Blogger snug.bug said...

Condi Rice told the 9/11 Commission and the 9/11 Widows under oath that the "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US" memo was not a warning. It warned of preparations for hijackings and planned attacks in the US.

On July 10, 2001, CIA director George Tenet warned Condi that al Qaeda attacks were coming in the next few weeks. Later he said acting on those warnings might have prevented 9/11. Cofer Black said "The only thing we didn't do was pull the trigger to the gun we were holding to her head."

The UK, Germany, Italy, and Egypt warned of aircraft as weapons; Russia of suicide pilots; Jordan and the Cayman Islands of attacks involving airlines. 13 foreign countries and 3 FBI offices warned. Israel warned of 19 terrorists plotting inside the USA, and named at least 4 of the alleged hijackers.

The German press reported that the August 6 PDB was actually 11-1/2 pages long, not the 1-1/2 pages we've seen.

Google: Condi Oath Youtube

August 1, 2010 at 12:48 PM 

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