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Conservatives Shouldn’t Legitimize Senate Democrats Torture Report

I have been skeptical about the Senate Democrats aims and objectives in releasing its report on alleged CIA torture in the War on Terror.

Unfortunately, I sense that some conservatives are accepting the “findings” of the report at face value particularly in the comments from F.H. Buckley and, to a lesser extent, Emily Zanotti.

But as former Democratic Senator and 9/11 Commissioner Bob Kerrey noted in his op-ed in U.S.A. Today, Senate Democrats did not interview any of the operatives allegedly involved in this misconduct to get their side of the story nor did they provide any recommendations. That should raise red flags. Absent that information, this report isn’t worth the paper on which its printed.

At the very release, by releasing the report yesterday, it reduced coverage of Jon Gruber’s testimony about Obamacare in front of Darrell Issa’s committee to a bare minimum. Some conservatives are too suspectible in buying into liberal narratives at face value as evidenced by Buckley’s comments on John Yoo. The idea that a low level official in the Bush Administration’s Justice Department could do more damage to conservatism since Joe McCarthy approaches John Dean territory.

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