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Friday, February 26, 2010

Enemy of the State

It seems that most Democrats are willing to put more and more restraints on those Americans who are charged with protecting us. At every turn they will continue to put up obstacles to prevent not only the military but civilian forces like the CIA , from doing their jobs. The progressive democrats have never met a government rule or regulation they didn't like and are always advocating more and more regulations on business, the military and the civilian defense forces of this nation. Their mind set seems to be that no one but them understands this world, this nation, and its their duty to show the way. In short they want total control of everything, and I do mean everything.

A great example of the extremes that some progressives will go to handcuff those defending the country was a recent effort by Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington state to insert a provision into an Intel Bill that would impose harsh punishment on CIA interrogators should they cross some almost invisible line, while questioning terrorist detainees. Rep. McDermott's amendment to the bill would have provided for punishmentS ranging up to 15 years in some cases and life sentences should the detainee die. The amendment was removed, but shockingly 168 democrats voted to retain the amendment. Where do such people come from and why do many Americans continue to vote for these representatives who would, if left alone, leave us naked before the enemy. The voters of Rep. McDermott's district should hang their heads in shame for they have elected an unpatriotic "ENEMY OF THE STATE"!
House Passes Intel Bill After Stripping CIA Punishment Proposal

It took an extra day, but the House of Representatives on Friday approved a bill to reauthorize the nation's intelligence programs.

It took an extra day, but the House of Representatives on Friday approved a bill to reauthorize the nation's intelligence programs.

The House approved the bill by a 235-to-168 vote, after a controversial measure was removed that would have imposed tough punishments on CIA interrogators who cross the line while questioning suspected terrorists.

The House Democratic leadership team hoped to approve the measure Thursday, but in a stunning move was forced to yank the bill off the floor after the controversy over the CIA measure erupted.

Moderate and conservative Democrats joined most Republicans in crying foul when Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., added a provision to the measure that could punish CIA officers for engaging in "cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment" when they interrogate terrorism suspects. There was no concrete language, though, describing what the terms "cruel, inhuman and vague" meant -- the bill would have given Congress several years to define the terms.

Some of the enhanced interrogation methods in question include using waterboarding, electric shock, beatings and dogs to intimidate suspects, as well as placing a hood over an individual's head.

Under the proposal, some interrogators could be jailed for 15 years -- or receive a life sentence if a detainee dies in custody -- if convicted.

"It's topsy-turvy land where we forget who the good guys are, who the guys trying to keep us safe are and who the bad guys are," Intelligence Committee member Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, said.

A senior House Republican aide said it was "a victory" that Democrats had to pull the intelligence bill from the House floor.

"You've really got to wonder what's going on here. The CIA no longer has a detention and interrogation program. That ended in January 2009 by executive order. It's over, so the need for this proposal is your classic head-scratcher," the source said.
read full article at FOX News.

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