We Never Believed Him In the First Place

Abby Zimet

What a shocker. It seems former CIA operative John Kiriakou - who
famously claimed in an ABC interview that waterboarding Abu Zubaydah
worked well and fast and saved us all from many terrorist attacks -
made it all up. Never mind that the al Qaeda commando was waterboarded,
not 35 seconds, but 83 times. In a new memoir, Kirakou mentions on the next-to-last page he wasn't even there at Zubaydah's interrogation. These guys deserve to be, well, you know.

"It works, is the bottom line." - Rush Limbaugh, after hearing Zubaydah's "evidence."

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