Rummy: Obama Admin Couldn’t Have Broken bin Laden

On Fox and Friends, ex-DefenseSec says “even if he’d been captured…the interrogation policies of this administration, I think, would be unlikely to produce much intelligence.”

FORMER DEFENSE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD TELLS FOX NEWS THAT THE SCANS OF BIN LADEN’S BODY WILL BE USED AS
“CREDIBLE EVIDENCE HE IS DEAD AND GONE”

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld appeared on FOX News Channel’s (FNC) FOX and Friends Wednesday morning to discuss Osama bin Laden’s death, specifically whether photos should be released and his opinion that it was “probably a good thing” to kill him because “the interrogation policies of this Administration, I think, would be unlikely to produce much intelligence from Osama bin Laden.”
Excerpts from the interview are below:

Courtesy of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) FOX and Friends

On whether the photos of bin Laden’s body should be released:
“I don’t know. I would really want to see the photos and ask myself what would the effect of providing those photos. There is no question that rational people over time will agree that the various scans that were used on the body of OBL are credible evidence that he is dead and gone.”

On whether Osama bin Laden should have been killed or captured:
“It is probably a good thing that he’s been killed. Certainly, even if he’d been captured, some people are suggesting that there would have been considerable intelligence information that could have been gained by interrogating him. But the interrogation policies of this Administration, I think, would be unlikely to produce much intelligence from Osama bin Laden.”

On the Obama Administration’s stance on the structures put in place by former President Bush:
“The Obama Administration of course deserves a lot of credit for making these decisions and for the fact that Osama bin Laden is now dead. They campaigned against most of the structures that President Bush had put in place. Those structures have protected the American people now for close to a decade. Indefinite detention, Guantanamo, the Patriot Act, military commissions — they’ve reversed their positions on all of those. One place they seem not to have reversed it is with respect to enhanced interrogation techniques. The CIA program that included waterboarding has been discontinued.”

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