Defense of Waterboarding Story, Waterboarding Itself Exactly the Same

ABC News investigative reporter Brian Ross got suckered into a 2007 story about the effectiveness of waterboarding, that turned out to be false. ABC's newest defense sounds just like...Dick Cheney, defending waterboarding:

[ABC News president David] Westin said the network had done all the soul-searching it needed to. "We were all misled, including the New York Times," he said. "Listen, investigative reporting always involves taking aggressive positions, and there are people who want to mislead you and people who want to criticize you. That's inherent in investigative reporting. The worst thing we could do would be to pull back."

And the worst thing America could have done is to not waterboard Abu Zubaydah 83 times. Better safe than sorry! Let God sort it out! Report, then decide. We're right there with you, ABC!

[Daily Intel]