- - Tuesday, December 9, 2014


This week Senate Democrats and President Obama released the so-called CIA “torture report” (“U.S. prepares for security risks from torture report,” Web, Dec. 8). American overseas installations and businesses must go on alert and brace themselves for Islamist reprisals.

In February 2009, when Sen. Patrick Leahy and Reps. Nancy Pelosi and John Conyers discussed holding a “truth commission” investigation of the CIA and FBI, President Obama indicated that he wanted to work on issues pertaining to the future and not the past. On March 3, 2009, retired U.S. Gen. P.X. Kelley, the 28th Commandant of the Marine Corps, along with Oliver Revell, former FBI director, and Robert F. Turner, stated in an op-ed in The Washington Times that Mr. Obama was correct in declaring that America should focus on the future instead of investigating past legal opinions of lawyers. They wrote that the investigation could turn into a partisan witch hunt that could weaken our ability to defend America against future terror attacks, and if the commission formed were similar to the Church Commission of the late 1970s, which was held under President Jimmy Carter, there would be no way to check either the truthfulness of it or its adherence to the facts.

The fact that interrogations saved Los Angeles from an attack similar to the attacks perpetrated in Sept. 11, 2001, has been pointed out by former Vice President Dick Chaney in a televised interview, among others.


U.S. Marine Corps (retired)


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