Let me make an observation about the mission itself. There has been a lot of credit given and I think appropriately so, for a bold decision. It was not a courageous decision, quite frankly, a jay dam being dropped in the midst of 75,000 Pakistani soldiers and more than 100 retired and active duty military officers in the Pakistani army would work seriously to our disadvantage.
So, the options he had was, one, do nothing, or, number two, do this. I'm glad he did it.
HANNITY: But he had to rely on policies he himself opposed.
NORTH: And he still opposes.
HANNITY: This wouldn't have happened. You know, enhanced interrogations. We will get into this later at Gitmo. You know, the black sites, et cetera, et cetera, rendition.
NORTH: Look, and he is still opposed to it apparently according to his -- he still does not think it's an appropriate thing. We ought to be thanking George W. Bush for having implemented those enhanced interrogation procedures, which by the way, are not torture but, nonetheless, were effective in making sure this information got started so we can conduct this operation.
HANNITY: Colonel North, great to see you. I appreciate your time, your insight.
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