Terrorists Continue Their Elusive Ways
The CIA suspects that bin Laden is located
somewhere in this area
CIA Director Porter Goss gave a rare interview
yesterday, appearing on ABC's 'Good Morning America' to defend the agency's
debriefings (not torture!) of unnamed enemy combatants at secret prisons
which may or may not exist.
Goss wouldn't discuss the nature of these undefined
debriefing techniques used against unknown prisoners at undisclosed
locations, but he did
give a mighty fine definition of torture, which, by the way, the agency
does not do.
"… I define torture probably the way
most people would — in the eye of the beholder. What we do does not come
close because torture in terms of inflicting pain or something like that,
physical pain or causing a disability, those kinds of things that probably
would be a common definition for most Americans, sort of you know it when
you see it, we don't do that because it doesn't get what you want."
Clear enough for you? And don't forget who the only
beholders are in this case - the, uh... debriefers...
ABC Interviewer Charles Gibson also got Goss to
talk a little bit about why the CIA hasn't been able to locate certain
'individuals of interest', such as Osama bin Laden or
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
"Well, primarily because they don't want
us to find them, and they're going to great lengths to make sure we don't
Those crafty devils! We can't find them because
they're hiding from us! But don't worry because as Goss tells us (or
actually doesn't tell us, in that inimitable way of his)
"I don't want to get into the depth and
the details, but we know a good deal more about bin Laden and Zarqawi and Zawahiri than we're able to say publicly."
Oh. Like what? Their shoe size?