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U.S. Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden, Director of the CIA, greets reporters as he departs a closed-door session with the House Select Committee on Intelligence at the Capitol in Washington, December 12, 2007.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst   (UNITED STATES) - RTX4
Micheal Hayden. Monster. Sexist monster.
Tough guy Michael Hayden, former CIA director and torture booster, thinks that the whole problem between Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), and the CIA is that she's just too "emotional" to be able to produce a fair report.
Speaking on "Fox News Sunday" about a Senate Intelligence Committee report which criticizes the CIA program as excessive and ineffective at fighting terrorism, Hayden said Feinstein "wanted a report so scathing that it would ensure that an un-American brutal program of detention interrogation would never again be considered or permitted."

"That motivation for the report may show deep emotional feeling on the part of the senator, but I don't think it leads you to an objective report," Hayden said.

Hayden claimed a lack of knowledge about the report itself, but admitted that key information in the hunt for Osama bin Laden from a detainee who was later tortured by the CIA was actually attained before he was ever turned over to the CIA.

So he hasn't read the report, doesn't know what's in it, but does know that there's no way it could be objective because Feinstein has lady parts, so it must be overwrought.
And, by the way, having the goal of preventing torture from ever being policy again is a bad thing. She's just such a girl.

To which Feinstein responded like the mature professional she is: "saying her committee’s report is 'objective, based on fact, thoroughly footnoted, and I am certain it will stand on its own merits. [...] The only direction I gave staff was to let the facts speak for themselves.'"

The facts are that the intelligence community is a bunch of monsters, which they would very much like to conceal.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 11:08 AM PDT.

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