May 3, 2011 Archives

May 3, 2011 Archives

Amanpour In 2008: Osama In "A Nice, Comfortable Villa" In Pakistan

"I just talked to somebody very knowledgeable ... that thinks that he's in a villa, a nice comfortable villa," Christiane Amanpour revealed on the October 3, 2008 edition of "Real Time" with Bill Maher. Amanpour cited an anonymous source. He's "in Pakistan. Not a cave," she added.

MSNBC's Ed: Bin Laden Death Will Be The Republicans' "Waterloo"

MSNBC'S ED SCHULTZ: "Osama bin Laden is the Republicans' Waterloo on national security. They don't have the upper hand. Their plan didn't work for all those years. They did the illegal activity and it didn't work. And it was President Obama and it was the Democrats who have supported this strategy that was well played out on the campaign trail and

Rumsfeld: Those Who Deny Waterboarding Helped Aren't "Facing The Truth"

"I think that anyone who suggests that enhanced techniques -- let's be blunt, waterboarding, did not produce an enormous amount of valuable intelligence, just isn't facing the truth. The facts are, a General Mike Hayden came in, he had no connection with waterboarding anybody. He looked at all the evidence and concluded that a major fraction of the



Colmes Claims Rumsfeld Says Waterboarding Doesn't Work

This heated argument occurred about one hour prior to Secretary Rumsfeld telling "Hannity" that waterboarding does indeed work and it contributed to finding Osama bin Laden.

Behar: Instead Of Waterboarding, Give Terrorists Book Deals

JOY BEHAR, "THE VIEW": “[I]t just encourages more of it around the world and our soldiers have to endure it. And then the other thing is it’s possible that a $6-million book deal would have worked just as well, you know what I mean? There are other ways to get information out of people, pay them off. Who knows what would have worked?” (source

Sen. Lautenberg: Cut Foreign Aid To Pakistan

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) explains why he wants the U.S. to suspend aid to Pakistan until Congress receives answers about how Osama bin Laden was able to live freely in Abbottabad.



Joan Walsh: GOP Has The "Nerve" To Praise Bush, Cheney

Salon.com’s Joan Walsh shares her thoughts on whether former President George Bush should receive any credit for Osama bin Laden’s death.

CIA Director Leon Panetta: "Authorities" Were To Kill Bin Laden

"The authorities we have on Bin Laden are to kill him. And that was made clear. But it was also, as part of their rules of engagement, if he suddenly put up his hands and offered to be captured, then-- they would have the opportunity, obviously, to capture him. But that opportunity never developed," CIA director Leon Panetta told NBC News.

Chris Matthews: Republicans Would Have Bragged About Bin Laden

Chris Matthews: "That [Republican] president would have been placed up on a pedestal so high, that you'd have to take a space shuttle to reach it."



Panetta: "Open Question" If Waterboarding Helped Find Bin Laden

BRIAN WILLIAMS: I'd like to ask you about the sourcing on the intel that ultimately led to this successful attack. Can you confirm that it was as a result of waterboarding that we learned what we needed to learn to go after bin Laden? LEON PANETTA: You know Brian, in the intelligence business you work from a lot of sources of information, and th

Bachmann: GOP House Intelligence Chair Doesn't Think Pakistan Knew

REP. MICHELLE BACHMANN (R-MINN.): "It looks like that there is a double-game that is going on with Pakistan. But, I will also say that my Chairman [of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence] of the committee, Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said that in his opinion, he doesn't believe that the Pakistanis knew."

Carney On Bin Laden Operation: "Resistance Does Not Require A Firearm"

"We expected a great deal of resistance and were met with a great deal of resistance. There were many other people who were armed in the compound," Carney said.



GOP Congressman: Pakistan Knows More Than They're Saying

Texas congressman Ted Poe (R) on proposed bill to cut aid to Pakistan.

Obama Adviser Brennan: Waterboarding Did Not Lead To Osama's Location

Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism, John Brennan, joins Morning Joe to discuss if waterboarding was an important factor to finding Osama bin Laden. Brennan suggests that information on bin Laden came from many different sources.

Condi Rice: Patience Pays Off

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joins Morning Joe to discuss her thoughts on Osama bin Laden’s death, al-Qaida, and Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Gergen: Bin Laden Will Change How Americans View Obama

CNN's David Gergen says the death of Osama bin Laden boosts Pres. Obama's hand on thorny issues like Libya and the debt. Gergen says this will boost Obama's foreign policy credentials.

Sen. John Kerry On Bin Laden: "Thank God He's Dead"

Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) makes remarks on bin Laden's death at a Senate hearing about drawing down troops in Afghanistan.

Krauthammer: Burial At Sea Takes Away From Bin Laden's Aura

Dr. Charles Krauthammer on the implications of burying Osama bin Laden at sea.

Brit Hume: Killing Of Bin Laden Will Not Save Obama In 2012

Brit Hume on political implications of terrorist takedown. Hume says President Obama will get a temporary bump in the polls.

Lawrence O'Donnell: "Thank God Barack Obama Is President"

Lawrence O'Donnell on the politicization of bin Laden's death.


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