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Letter of the Day: Waterboarding was too good for the 9/11 mastermind

  • Article by: Chris Trumble
  • April 21, 2009 - 5:50 PM

Excuse me if I do not shed a tear for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. The truth is he was waterboarded once for every 16 people he helped murder on Sept. 11, 2001.

The CIA should do whatever it has to do to track these men down and extract as much information about their operations as possible.

If you think we were too hard on Mr. Mohammed, ask yourself this question: If Mr. Mohammed and his friends had captured Gen. Tommy Franks in 2003, do you think they would have treated him according to the Geneva Conventions?

Chris Trumble, Coon Rapids

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