The Word - Enhanced Rejustification

  • Aired:  05/17/11
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The "I want to be able to look my children in the eye" crowd refuses to admit that torture is the real hero behind Bin Laden's death. (6:56)

""KUNG FU PANDA" IN THEATERS MAY

26th.

WE'VE BEEN WARNED.

THIS PANDACIDE PART TWO FOR SEAL

TEAM SIX.

TWO WEEKS AGO WE GOT BIN LADEN

AND WE ARE STILL REAPING THE

BENEFITS.

FOR ONE THING, WE FOUND HIS PORN

STASH, IT IS SOME ROUGH, ROUGH

STUFF.

WE'RE TALKING FULL FRONTAL

ANKLES.

OF COURSE, NOW WE CAN WARN

TEENAGE BOYS, IF THEY LOOK AT

PLAYBOY, NAVY SEAL WILL SHOOT

THEM IN THE EYE.

BEST OF ALL, FOLKS, THIS ACT OF

CLOSURE OPENS AN OLD WOUND.

>> THE DEATH OF OSAMA BIN LADEN

RECINSDLED AN OLD DEBATE OVER

ENHANCED INTERROGATION, WHAT

SOME HAVE CALLED TORTURE.

>> THIS WEEK'S EVENTS HAVE

REIGNITED THIS HEATED DEBATE.

>> THAT NEWS ALSO REIGNITING THE

MEDIA DEBATE OVER WATERBOARDING.

>> Stephen: YES, THE DEBATE

OVER WATERBOARDING HAS BEEN

RECINGDLED AND REIGNITED, WHICH

BEGS THE QUESTION, DID WE TRY

FIRE BOARDING?

BUT FOLKS, THERE IS ONE WAY TO

END THIS TORTURE DEBATE, AND

IT'S THE SUBJECT OF TONIGHT'S

"WORD."

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

ENHANCED REJUSTIFICATION.

NATION, THE TORTURE DEBATE

SEEMED OVER.

IN THE LAST PRESIDENTIAL

ELECTION, OBAMA WAS AGAINST

WATERBOARDING AND McCAIN WAS

AGAINST ALL FORMS OF ENHANCED

INTERROGATION, BUT THEN, OF

COURSE, WE GOT BIN LADEN.

SOME CREDITED OBAMA.

SOME CREDITED BUSH, BUT THE REAL

HERO WAS AN ELITE TEAM MADE UP

OF A DISH RAG AND A WATER

BUCKET.

JIM.

>> IT WAS THE WATER BOARD OF THE

HARRY BACK GUY THAT PROVIDED THE

INTEL THAT LED TO HIS DOORSTEP.

>> SOME OF THE EARLY LEADS CAME

OUT OF THAT PROGRAM.

>> WITHOUT THE ENHANCED

INTERROGATION, WE NEVER WOULD

HAVE FOUND WHERE BIN LADEN WAS

HIDING.

>> YOU KNOW WHAT, IT IS BECAUSE

OF WATERBOARDING THAT OSAMA BIN

LADEN IS DEAD.

EVERYBODY KNOWS IT.

HIP, HIP HOORAY TO GEORGE BUSH.

>>

>> Stephen:, YES, THREE CHEERS

FOR GEORGE BUSH.

UNLESS YOU'RE IN A GAGGED

POSITION, IN WHICH CASE TRY

THREE GRUNTS.

FOLKS, IT WENT DOWN LIKE THIS...

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

HERE'S HOW THE WHOLE THING

PLAYED OUT.

WE WATER BOARDED KHALID SHEIKH

MOHAMMED, OBVIOUSLY AFTER THIS

PICTURE WAS TAKEN BECAUSE HE

CLEARLY HADN'T TOUCHED WATER FOR

SOME TIME.

NOW, AT SOME POINT, AT SOME

POINT KSM GAVE UP THE NICKNAME

OF ONE OF BIN LADEN'S COURIERS.

WE FOLLOWED THAT COURIER AND

THAT'S HOW WE NAILED BIN LADEN,

THEREFORE VALIDATING TORTURE.

BUT THE "I WANT TO BE ABLE TO

LOOK MY CHILDREN IN THE EYE"

CROWD REFUSED TO ADMIT TORTURE

IS THE REAL HERO HERE.

>> TORTURE IS NOT MORAL.

IT'S NOT LEGAL.

IT'S NOT EFFECTIVE.

>> IT WAS NOT TORTURE OR CRUEL,

INHUMAN, DEGRADING TREATMENT OF

DETAINEES THAT GOT US THE MAJOR

LEADS THAT ULTIMATELY ENABLED

OUR INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY TO

FIND OSAMA BIN LADEN.

>> ALL OF OUR EXPERIENCE SHOWS

YOU GENERATE BETTER, MORE

ACCURATE INFORMATION WHEN YOU

TREAT PRISONERS HUMANELY, WHEN

YOU BEFRIEND THEM, WHEN YOU

CONNECT WITH THEM.

>> PROBABLY THE MOST TORTURED

DETAINEE, KALIL SHEIKH MOHAMMED,

WATERED BOARDED 180 TIME, DID

NOT DIVLUGE THE NAME OF HIS

COURIER.

>> Stephen: HE DIDN'T GIVE THE

NAME DURING WATERBOARDING, BUT

HE WAS GAVE IT EVENTUALLY.

WE WERE JUST LOOSENING THE JAR

BY HOLDING IT UNDER WATER.

THE POINTED IS WE NEED A

DEFINITIVE STATEMENT THAT

WATERBOARDING LED US TO BIN

LADEN.

HOWING ABOUT THE GUY WHO ORDERED

IT.

RUMSFELD, HELP US OUT.

>> INFORMATION THAT CAME FROM

INTERROGATION IN GUANTANAMO LED

TO INFORMATION IN THIS.

BUT IT WAS NOT WATERBOARDING.

>> ANYONE THAT SUGGESTS THE

ENHANCED TECHNIQUES, LET'S BE

BLUNGT, WATERBOARDING, DID NOT

PRODUCE AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF

VALUABLE INTELLIGENCE, JUST

ISN'T FACING THE TRUTH.

>> Stephen: NOW, WHEN HE SAYS,

"LET'S BE BLUNT," IS HE

REFERRING TO WHAT HE WAS SMOKING

TO BE ABLE TO SAY BOTH OF THOSE

THINGS IN THE SAME WEEK?

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

UNFORTUNATELY, FOLKS,

UNFORTUNATELY, EVEN RUMSFELD

DOESN'T SETTLE ANYTHING.

AND THE ONLY WAY TORTURE CAN BE

JUSTIFIED IS IF WE KNOW THAT

THEY SAVED LIVES.

BUT IF THERE IS NO INDISPUTABLE

EVIDENCE THAT TORTURE SAVES

LIVES, THERE'S ONLY ONE THING A

CIVILIZED NATION CAN DO?

TORTURE MORE.

WE'VE GOT TO KEEP TORTURING

UNTIL THERE IS ONE CLEAR CASE

WHERE EVERYONE SAYS THAT

TORTURING SAVES LIVES.

THEN AND ONLY THEN WILL OUR

ACTIONS BE JUSTIFIED.

SO WHO DO WE TORTURE NEXT?

NOW, WE COULD...

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

IT COULD BE TERRORIST, BUT WHAT

ARE THEY GOING TO TELL US, WHERE

BIN LADEN IS?

THE ONLIES WHO KNOW THAT ARE

FISH, AND WATERBOARDING WON'T

HELP.

[LAUGHTER]

FOLKS, IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT,

YOU KNOW WHAT KILLS MORE

AMERICANS THAN TERRORISTS?

DRUNK DRIVERS.

EVERY YEAR DRUNK DRIVERS KILL

37,000 PEOPLE.

THAT'S ALMOST 13 9/11S.

I SAY THAT JUSTIFIES COPS

ADMINISTERING SOMETHING A LITTLE

STRONGER THAN A BREATHALYZER.

AND IT'S NOT JUST...

[LAUGHTER]

IT'S NOT JUST THE DRIVERS.

PEDESTRIANS SHOULDN'T GET OFF

SCOT-FREE EITHER.

THE U.S. HAD OVER 4,000

PEDESTRIAN DEATHS LAST YEAR.

SO LET'S TORTURE JAYWALKERS.

AND, OF COURSE, OF COURSE, THE

NUMBER-ONE KILLER OF AMERICANS

IS HEART DISEASE, ONE DEATH

EVERY 34 SECONDS.

SO LET'S TORTURE OUR FAST FOOD

WORKERS.

I MEAN, IT WOULD BE EASY.

THE HOT OIL IS RIGHT THERE.

THE INTERROGATION IS NOT ONLY

ENHANCED, IT'S SUPERSIZED.

THE POINT IS WE KNOW THERE IS NO

GOING BACK.

WE HAVE ALREADY TORTURED PEOPLE.

YOU CANNOT UNRING THAT BELL.

AND THE KNOWLEDGE THAT WE HAVE

ALREADY TORTURED PEOPLE COULD BE

THE DEATH OF AMERICA'S MORAL

LEADERSHIP.

TO SAVE THAT, WE MUST DO

WHATEVER IT TAKES TO JUSTIFY

WHAT WE'VE ALREADY DONE.

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