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TYT - CIA torture whistleblower gets 30 months

TYT - CIA torture whistleblower gets 30 months

(8:13) Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who went public with details about the agency's use of waterboarding and other 'enhanced' interrogation techniques, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for disclosing a covert operative's name to a reporter. The Young Turks dissect the story.

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cengland0 cengland0 (1778 days ago)
Cenk, why are you blaming Obama for this? It was U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema that sentenced him to those 30 months -- not Obama. For the record, I am not an Obama fan -- just wanting the correct facts to be communicated.
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Cenk, why are you blaming Obama for this? It was U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema that sentenced him to those 30 months -- not Obama. For the record, I am not an Obama fan -- just wanting the correct facts to be communicated.
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Guest: Dr Splintegroup (1778 days ago)
Holy moron cengland0, how many times do you need to be told: TAKE YOUR MEDS MAN FFS.
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Holy moron cengland0, how many times do you need to be told: TAKE YOUR MEDS MAN FFS.
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Guest: i (1778 days ago)
Obama can pardon prisoners. He may even have some authority over whether the guy should be prosecuted in the first place. Even if he doesn't have that authority he could have turned to the media and said 'if this prosecutor has any moral sense he won't prosecute'. The point is he WANTED this whistleblower to be sent to prison for as long as possible. Obama is evil. Pure American evil.
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Obama can pardon prisoners. He may even have some authority over whether the guy should be prosecuted in the first place. Even if he doesn't have that authority he could have turned to the media and said 'if this prosecutor has any moral sense he won't prosecute'. The point is he WANTED this whistleblower to be sent to prison for as long as possible. Obama is evil. Pure American evil.
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cengland0 cengland0 (1778 days ago)
True that Obama can pardon people but Cenk appeared to be blaming Obama for his prosecution and sentencing. Generally speaking, Presidents do their pardons as they are leaving office. Since this sentence is less than Obama's term, I seriously doubt Obama will pardon him.
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True that Obama can pardon people but Cenk appeared to be blaming Obama for his prosecution and sentencing. Generally speaking, Presidents do their pardons as they are leaving office. Since this sentence is less than Obama's term, I seriously doubt Obama will pardon him.
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Guest: i reply (1778 days ago)
Obama is NOT evil, take your meds too!
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Obama is NOT evil, take your meds too!
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Guest: eeeeeeeeeviiiiiil (1778 days ago)
If murdering innocent women and children isn't evil I don't know what is.
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If murdering innocent women and children isn't evil I don't know what is.
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cengland0 cengland0 (1777 days ago)
Again, I will start with my standard disclaimer. I am not an Obama fan. If you claim he personally murdered innocent women and children then you need to show your proof. I do not believe it.
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Again, I will start with my standard disclaimer. I am not an Obama fan. If you claim he personally murdered innocent women and children then you need to show your proof. I do not believe it.
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Guest: (1777 days ago)
One could argue that his ordering of drone strikes that kill innocents would constitute murder. I don't personally believe that, but the argument is valid.
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One could argue that his ordering of drone strikes that kill innocents would constitute murder. I don't personally believe that, but the argument is valid.
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cengland0 cengland0 (1777 days ago)
Please educate me on this. Did Obama personally order drone attacks that killed innocents or did his generals do it? I'm not sure Obama gets into that much detail on a day-to-day basis. My belief is that he ordered us to stay in Afghanistan, gave his generals guidelines on what the mission is there, and the daily operations are out of his hands. I know those drone attacks have risen during his administration but so has the number of text messages. So if a pilot of a manned airplane shot and killed innocents, who's fault would that be, Obama? Who was flying those drones anyway?
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Please educate me on this. Did Obama personally order drone attacks that killed innocents or did his generals do it? I'm not sure Obama gets into that much detail on a day-to-day basis. My belief is that he ordered us to stay in Afghanistan, gave his generals guidelines on what the mission is there, and the daily operations are out of his hands. I know those drone attacks have risen during his administration but so has the number of text messages. So if a pilot of a manned airplane shot and killed innocents, who's fault would that be, Obama? Who was flying those drones anyway?
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Guest: (1777 days ago)
You are asking me to argue for something I don't believe. ;-) However: Commander-in-cheif indicates exactly where the buck stops. (Truman knew this ;-) LINK LINK
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You are asking me to argue for something I don't believe. ;-) However: Commander-in-cheif indicates exactly where the buck stops. (Truman knew this ;-) LINK LINK
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cengland0 cengland0 (1777 days ago)
Latest comment: Thanks for that first link -- I really like that site. Really cool. I wonder how they know the exact number killed on each strike and exactly where they were. Anyway, the information is presented in a extremely nice manner with a map you can manipulate. Definitely worth bookmarking.
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Latest comment: Thanks for that first link -- I really like that site. Really cool. I wonder how they know the exact number killed on each strike and exactly where they were. Anyway, the information is presented in a extremely nice manner with a map you can manipulate. Definitely worth bookmarking.
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