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Did torture save the day?

Torture Saved The Day?
The new debate forming in the wake of Osama Bin Laden’s death yesterday is over the question about whether advanced interrogation tactics led to the intelligence gathering necessary to pull off an operation like the one that happened earlier this week. Republican Senator Lindsey made headlines denouncing the techniques saying, “"This idea that we caught bin Laden as a result of water boarding, I think, is a misstatement. This whole concept about how we caught bin Laden is a lot of work over time by different people and putting the puzzle together. The idea of having the army field manual as the exclusive means to interrogate people is a mistake." Click here to hear the entire audio from Senator Graham. “Democrats are desperately claiming that President Obama deserves all the credit for nailing Osama Bin Laden,” an angry Hannity offered, “You’d hardly know that Obama banned interrogation techniques that George Bush authorized that led to this courier and ultimately this moment on Sunday.” While the debate will scream on, hopefully those who make decisions will come to realize that Washington can and should do everything in its power to defend our freedom.

Rudy Rudy Rudy!!
Sean was joined by former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani to discuss his thoughts on the use of advanced interrogation tactics. “One of the things that has come up in all of this is the whole issue of intelligence,” pushed Hannity, “By all indications, what we know now is that this courier of Osama Bin Laden’s was found through these techniques.” Mayor Giuliani quickly agreed saying, “Well, intelligence is the key to keeping us safe and unfortunately, you do need these intensive interrogation techniques to get information out of some of these people.” It’s becoming increasingly clear that our successes two and three years ago led to this day. For more video on this interview, check out Hannity.com here.

Tamara Holder vs. Kate Obenshain
Tamara Holder and Kate Obenshain joined Sean to debate, among all things, the merits of killing Osama Bin Laden. “Not all liberals are happy with what happened on Sunday,” noted Hannity, “You’ve got to be kidding me.” Holder explained her opposition saying, “Everyone believes Osama Bin Laden deserved to die but did he deserve to die at the hands of the Navy Seals?” She continued, “When you go in and just kill somebody you ruin your reputation with other countries.” Obenshain quickly disagreed saying, “Do you understand the concept of war and under the rules of warfare we had every right to take out the military leader of Al Qaeda.” And the debate should really end there. At the end of the day, whether it was under the NATO or the UN flag, it would’ve most likely been our NAVY Seals who did the job anyway.

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Rudy Giuliani

Rudolph William Louis "Rudy" Giuliani (pronounced /ˈruːdi ˌdʒuːliːˈɑːni/ ; [1] born May 28, 1944) is an American lawyer , businessman and politician from New York . He served as Mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001. A Democrat and Independent in the 1970s, and a Republican since the 1980s, Giuliani served in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York , eventually becoming U.S. Attorney . He prosecuted a number of high-profile cases, including ones against organized crime and Wall Street financiers . Giuliani served two terms as Mayor of New York City, having run on the Republican and Liberal lines. He was credited with initiating improvements in the city's quality of life and with a reduction in crime. He ran for the United States Senate in 2000 but withdrew due to being diagnosed with prostate cancer and revelations about his personal life. Giuliani gained international... More >

Rick Santorum

Richard John "Rick" Santorum (born May 10, 1958) is a former United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Santorum is a member of the Republican Party and was the chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. Santorum is considered both a social and fiscal conservative. He is particularly known for his stances on the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Social Security, intelligent design, homosexuality, and the Terri Schiavo case. In March 2007, Santorum joined the law firm Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC. He was to primarily practice law in the firm’s Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. offices, where he was to provide business and strategic counseling services to the firm's clients. In addition to his work with the firm, Santorum also serves as a Senior Fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and was a contributor to Fox News Channel. Santorum is a prospective presidential candidate in 2012. He formed a presidential... More >

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