At President Obama’s recent press conference, it was a bit surprising to hear his interpretation of Winston Churchill, and the use of coercive techniques used in England, by their intelligence community.
England, historically, is a country that is very familiar with terrorism on its soil, and they are a country that understood, sometimes, in extreme cases, you have to do things that may not be the most politically-correct, however, are in the best interest of their nation’s security.
I do not believe that The United States should necessarily allow itself to engage in overly brutal techniques of coercion, however, I do believe that our enemies should definitely fear what could potentially happen to them, the next time they consider taking out skyscrapers (or worse), in the middle of a populated United States city.
War truly is hell, and if we do not let our troops, and intelligence community, get the information they need, even if enhanced-interrogation techniques are necessary, then I, for one, am very concerned for the future of our nation’s security.
Having said that, please listen to President Obama’s (1:00 in) assessment of Winston Churchill’s stance during World War 2, based on an article that he said, he had read.
Below that, please listen to Bill O’Reilly’s findings of the actual techniques used by England; as well as proposed techniques by Winston Churchill, during and after World War 2. Secrets of The London Cage and World War 2 Please note, Bill also evokes the names of our former presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman who both also had to make very difficult, and controversial, decisions on behalf of our national-security.