On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence committee released over 500 pages of documentations supporting the CIA interrogating techniques that were enacted to torture terrorist, in an effort to prevent another 9/11. Former President George W. Bush presided over the detention of suspected terrorist, he was unaware of the torture technique till 2006. On the other hand, the CIA claimed the torture techniques have help thwart terrorist plots on America’s interest. However, in 2009 following President Obama inauguration, he banned the torture techniques that the CIA use in interrogating terrorist at Gitmo. The reports that surface on Tuesday after an extensive inquiry by the Senate Intelligence committee found that the CIA abused their authority by torturing the inmate detained in prison on terrorism charges. Also, the inquiry found that, the information provided by these inmates were far from credible. The Senate intelligence committee concluded that the torture technique were useless has they did not hinder or stop a terrorist attack on the United States(Even though we haven’t had a major attack on American soil since 9/11).And, often, the information provided by terrorist were not credible enough to track other terrorists who might be planning an attack on the U.S. and it’s interest.Presdient Obama refused to take side on whether the torture technique used by the CIA was effective, or whether the CIA misled the American people about the effectiveness of this program. Mr. Obama should address the effectiveness of the torture program, has that might help his legacy.
Refusing to address the effectiveness of the torture technique used by the CIA to interrogate terrorist might affect President Obama’s legacy. The Job of the President of the United States is to address the American people on the effectiveness of the executive branch and provide information on the day-to-day events unfolding in its foreign policy. By not taking a side on whether the torture technique was effective or not, it shows the President might somewhat support the torture technique, but bowed to pressure from his democratic base to release the reports on CIA’s torture program. Also by not taking sides, it shows the president may have not been passionate about releasing these reports. Unless President Obama take’s a side on whether or not the torture was effective, people like me, would continue to see the release of the reports has a political stunt following democrat loss in Congress during the mid-term elections.