Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that the Bush administration’s detention and interrogation policies “gave al-Qaida a powerful recruiting tool,” according to a report in the New York Times.
Biden made the statement while visiting the Central Intelligence Agency to swear in Leon E. Panetta as the agency’s new director.
At the venue, Biden noted that under the new leadership of President Barack Obama, the C.I.A. was now required to use only the same non-coercive interrogation methods as the military.
Biden added that the latest Obama executive orders “reverse the policies that in my view and the view of many in this agency caused America to fall short of its founding principles and which gave al-Qaida a powerful recruiting tool.”
Yeah, in other words, we should coddle the terrorists and not ever torture them because they're really nice people just trying go about their business peacefully like everybody else. Who cares about the safety of the American people? Al-Qaeda just needs to be talked too, sat down with, maybe for some brunch, tea and animal crackers so they can stop their evil ways: BLAME BUSH!!!
When the Impeach Joe Biden movement starts, I want in.