CIA Interrogators Deserve Thanks, Not Punishment

Waterboarding helped lead us to bin Laden: Linda Chavez
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2011 11:55 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Waterboarding played a role in leading us to Osama bin Laden, writes Linda Chavez. So why is the Obama administration still pursuing its investigation of CIA interrogators, she wonders at the Washington Examiner. These agents deserve thanks, not punishment. The Obama administration must know it doesn't make sense: "The president is perfectly willing to kill terrorists but not willing to waterboard them?"

Obama made the right call in authorizing a kill operation. Now he "should reward all those who made it possible, including those initial CIA interrogators," writes Chavez. "It's time for the administration to admit its error and drop the investigation of the intelligence professionals whose work ended in bin Laden's death." (Click for two men who strongly disagree.)

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