Granted, that terror was only in the mind of the captured jihadi, but to the American liberal, there is no difference between the terror of empty threats and the terror of being forced to jump out of a 99th floor window, hoping to die before you hit the ground, whispering "I love you" to a family that will never see you again, only to have the words stolen by the wind...
The AP describes the terror unleashed by our CIA agents against the masterminds of 9/11:
According to the material, CIA interrogators conducted mock executions, threatened to kill the children of one detainee and implied that another's mother would be sexually assaulted...
Representative Peter King, duly outraged:
It’s bulls***. It’s disgraceful. You wonder which side they’re on," he said of the Attorney General's move, which he described as a "declaration of war against the CIA, and against common sense.""It’s a total breach of faith, and either the president is intentionally caving to the left wing of his party or he’s lost control of his administration," said King, the ranking Republican on the House Committee on Homeland Security and a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence.
"You're talking about threatening to kill a guy, threatening to attack his family, threatening to use an electric drill on him – but never doing it," King said. "You have that on the one hand – and on the other you have the [interrogator's] attempt to prevent thousands of Americans from being killed."
"When Holder was talking about being 'shocked' [before the report's release], I thought they were going to have cutting guys' fingers off or something – or that they actually used the power drill," he said.
No, to a "man" like Holder, it is shocking that the CIA even made these threats, while 9/11 itself was not shocking, it was merely "chickens coming home to roost".
Of course, what's funny in all this is that we are now using Predator drones to eliminate "high-value targets" within the badlands of Afghanistan. With those "targets", we are usually taking out about 10-20 additional people, usually the relatives of the target, and almost always killing innocent children in the process.
Remember: It is OK for Obama to order the killing of innocent women and children while hunting down terrorists. However, it is criminal to capture live terrorists, and threaten to kill their women and children.
All this, while Obama hides behind "family time" in the exclusive beaches of Marth'a Vineyard, unavailable to answer questions.
So brave. I guess it takes a man like that to prosecute the very people who may have, at some time, saved his life...