Former Secretary of Torture to Obama: Dude, I thought you were cool
Michael Hayden doesn’t like snitches:
A former head of the CIA slammed President Obama on Sunday for releasing four Bush-era memos, saying the new president has compromised national security.
…Hayden, who served as former President Bush’s last CIA director from 2006 to 2009, said releasing the memos outlining terror interrogation methods emboldened terrorist groups such as al Qaeda.
You see, letting the terrorists know that all we’re willing to do is waterboard someone 183 times in one month is really just proving that we’re dilettantes, unwilling to do what it takes to keep ourselves safe.
“What we have described for our enemies in the midst of a war are the outer limits that any American would ever go to in terms of interrogating an al Qaeda terrorist. That’s very valuable information,” Hayden said during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday.”
“By taking [certain] techniques off the table, we have made it more difficult — in a whole host of circumstances I can imagine — for CIA officers to defend the nation,” he said.
“I have direct intelligence that al Qaeda training camps make our unwillingness to go for 184 part of their morale-building exercises. We have wiretap recordings of recruits singing, ‘I don’t know but it’s been said/the Americans will only pour 183 buckets of water on my head.'”
Hayden can’t even camouflage his intentions effectively:
He predicted that the release of the memos would be “just the beginning.”
“There will be more revelations, more commissions, there will be more investigations,” Hayden said.
“BECAUSE WE DID LOTS MORE SHIT YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW ABOUT.” Subtle, Hayden, very subtle.