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Last week the Department of Justice released memos detailing techniques used for interrogation of terrorism suspects aka torture memos. This decision by President Obama has been lauded by some, but several members of the Bush administration and their supporters have been making the rounds on Fox News and the Sunday talk shows saying it was a huge mistake. A former Bush administration official told Politico:
"It's damaging because these are techniques that work, and by Obama's action today, we are telling the terrorists what they are. We have laid it all out for our enemies. This is totally unnecessary...Publicizing the techniques does grave damage to our national security by ensuring they can never be used again..."
Jon Stewart took on these men and women last night saying, "Do you really have to waterboard somebody 183 times? Doesn't the efficacy go down? I assume after 90 waterboardings the guy's thinking 'you're not really drowning me.'"