The former CIA agent who interrogated Khalid Sheikh Mohammed just spoke out to issue a brutal warning to Whoopi Goldberg after she suggested that President Donald Trump undergo waterboarding before he passes judgement on it.
While appearing on “Fox & Friends,” Dr. James Mitchell talked about comments Whoopi made on “The View” last week when she was discussing Trump’s nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, who’s come under fire for her part in the George W. Bush administration’s enhanced interrogation program.
“I would like (President Trump) to try (waterboarding),” Whoopi said, according to Western Journal. “You have never been tortured, and neither has Dick Cheney. I think people who have actually been tortured who are saying this is not a good thing, you should listen to them because you have never been tortured.”
Mitchell slammed Whoopi for this ridiculous comment.
“Honestly, who cares what Whoopi Goldberg thinks?” Mitchell said of the talk-show host. “You know, I’m tempted to just completely dismiss it, but on second thought, maybe she could show us how it’s done.”
“Next time there is credible intelligence of another catastrophic attack, with the potential to kill thousands of people in the United States, maybe she can go to some unsafe place in the world and interrogate the terrorist and I’ll stay back home,” he continued. “I’ll stay safe with my family, and I’ll criticize her like she criticized us.”
“A strong-willed man like Donald Trump, if he’s exposed to the waterboard, he is not going to think like Whoopi Goldberg thinks. He may see its harshness and think that’s exactly what we need,” Mitchell said, adding that “when they were trying to decide whether or not waterboarding was legal, I waterboarded an assistant attorney general of the United States.”
“He got up off the waterboard and decided that not only was it legal, not only was it not torture, but it didn’t violate our treaties with other countries,” Mitchell said.
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