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Consider This...Gitmo interrogations led U.S. to Osama bin Laden

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As the world continues to learn details about the death of Osama bin Laden, it's important we remember what led to Sunday's historical announcement by the president.

It was a series of events dating back years. Perhaps the most controversial and yet most effective were the interrogation techniques at Guantanamo Bay used to gain vital information leading soldiers straight to the compound hiding public enemy number one, the same interrogation techniques that were described as inhumane.

I'll remind you that in January of 2009, on his very first day in office, president Obama issued an executive order requiring Guantanamo Bay detention facility be closed within a year. I bet you haven't heard that on the national news channels. 

At the time, he said he issued the order to return America to "moral high ground." Well, his efforts failed in Congress.  Gitmo remains open using the same interrogation methods that allowed him to announce to the world that Osama bin Laden had been killed.

Consider this:

Osama bin Laden's death probably hasn't made America immediately safer, but what it has done is renew the sense of patriotism and resolve we all felt after 9/11. It has reminded us that our "moral high ground" is not measured by one political agenda but by our ability to do whatever it takes to protect our freedom and our way of life.

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