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Assassination Okay, Waterboarding Not So Much

If you want a very interesting and revealing two minute segment, watch Chris Wallace of Fox News press White House National Security Adviser Tom Donilon on why it is “contrary to American values” to have used Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, including waterboarding under controlled circumstances, on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and yet putting a bullet through the head of an unarmed Osama bin Laden is not only appropriate but reason to celebrate. Donilon is unable to provide a coherent moral argument for the distinction. And Wallace, who was both aggressive and respectful in his questioning, showed why he’s the best of the Sunday morning talk show hosts (h/t: Mediaite).