Senate Intelligence Committee drops bin Laden film probe

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Redeemed wrote:

Feinstein and the mind-police are taking political correctness to a new level. Once you destroy the First Amendment, and when the media participates in that destruction, the freedoms created by a capitalistic democratic republic cannot survive and tyranny prevails. All totalitarian regimes begin by persecuting the arts and the church, unless, of course, the arts and the church can be coerced, as happened with Leni Riefenstahl and the Lutheran Church in Nazi Germany, to promulgate the party line. The nation and our freedom are currently in grave danger.

Feb 25, 2013 7:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TomGenin wrote:

“Senator Dianne Feinstein, expressed outrage over scenes that implied that “enhanced interrogations” of CIA detainees produced an breakthrough that helped lead to the al Qaeda leader.”

So the question is, was Feinstein upset that the enhanced interroations led to the breakthrough, (which it was in fact part of), or that the movie dared to depict it?

Since the former is a fact, clearly Feinstein’s problem was the freedom of speech involved in the depiction.

Feb 26, 2013 9:08am EST  --  Report as abuse
Mainspring44 wrote:

Evidently CIA denying that “enhanced” techniques of interrogating detainees in its custody led directly to locating Osama bin Laden wasn’t cleared with enough self-appointed experts. That’s my read on initial comments to a plain language statement in the Reuters account that “contacts between the filmmakers and intelligence officials said the CIA did not tell the filmmakers ‘enhanced interrogations’ led to bin Laden.”

Feb 26, 2013 9:49am EST  --  Report as abuse
Mainspring44 wrote:

Evidently CIA denying that “enhanced” techniques of interrogating detainees in its custody led directly to locating Osama bin Laden wasn’t cleared with enough self-appointed experts. That’s my read on initial comments to a plain language statement in the Reuters account that “contacts between the filmmakers and intelligence officials said the CIA did not tell the filmmakers ‘enhanced interrogations’ led to bin Laden.”

Feb 26, 2013 9:49am EST  --  Report as abuse
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