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Jose Rodriguez

American,  Public Servant
Total Quotes : 14
Book Small Saved

As I detail in my new book: 'Hard Measures, How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives,' there are many myths surrounding the detention of a relatively small number of top terrorists at CIA-run 'black sites' from 2002 until they were sent to Guantanamo Bay in 2006.

- Jose Rodriguez

Book Pretty Knew

And I say in the book, 'Hard Measures,' that actually they were pretty wimpy if you really - if the American people actually knew what these techniques where, they would say, what are you talking about?

- Jose Rodriguez

Drones Effective Way

Drones can be a highly effective way of dealing with high-priority targets, but they should not become the drug of choice for an administration that is afraid to use successful, legal and safe tactics of the past.

- Jose Rodriguez

More Learned Allowed

The more we captured, the more we learned and eventually it destroyed the organization that attacked us on 9/11 and allowed us to get bin Laden.

- Jose Rodriguez

Opportunity Learn Away

Needless to say, there is no opportunity to interrogate or learn anything from a suspect who is vaporized by a missile launched by a keystroke executed thousands of miles away.

- Jose Rodriguez

Organization Continuous

Al-Qaida is a worldwide organization. It's a continuous threat.

- Jose Rodriguez

Country Terrorists Harsh

The actions we took in the aftermath of 9/11 were harsh but necessary and effective. These steps were fully sanctioned and carefully followed. The detention and interrogation of top terrorists like Abu Zubaydah, Khalid Sheikh Muhammed and Abu Faraj al-Libbi yielded breakthroughs which have kept this country safe.

- Jose Rodriguez

Training Prepare Tens

Our waterboarding program is based on the U.S. military training program... tens of thousands of U.S. servicemen were waterboarded pursuant to this program to prepare them for the possibility of being captured someday so that they would know what it felt like.

- Jose Rodriguez

Practice Treated Cases

If the practice is torture for the al Qaeda operative who masterminded the killing of three thousand Americans, why weren't there court-martials in the cases of those thousands of servicemen similarly treated as part of their training?

- Jose Rodriguez

Information Lot Bin

We got a lot of information from the detainees that eventually led us to bin Laden.

- Jose Rodriguez

Some Buried Program

We knew that if the photos of CIA officers conducting authorized EIT (enhanced interrogation techniques) ever got out, the difference between a legal, authorized, necessary, and safe program and the mindless actions of some MPs (military police) would be buried by the impact of the images.

- Jose Rodriguez

Going Side Throats

The concern we have is that if somebody from our side gets captured they are going to get their throats slit.

- Jose Rodriguez

Critical Became Saved

In my book, I detail the critical information we obtained from al Qaeda terrorists after they became compliant following a short period of enhanced interrogation. I have no doubt that that interrogation was legal, necessary and saved lives.

- Jose Rodriguez

About Terrorists Facing

It is good that these terrorists are now facing justice, but in the reporting of the case, it would be helpful if the media didn't help them with their propaganda mission by unquestioningly repeating false information about their detention.

- Jose Rodriguez