Even good questions from the MSNBC Morning Joe hosts (all points addressed in Thiessen’s book, Courting Disaster). Thiessen comes very well armed for debate.
Ali Soufan wouldn’t come on to defend and debate (Ali Soufan is the FBI agent- not evil, just wrong and a hero in my book- who has been lionized by the left for his opposition to the CIA interrogation program) so he is represented by Daniel Freedman, the Director of Policy Analysis and Communications of the Soufan Group (also served on Giuliani’s campaign as a foreign policy analyst).
Recent articles by Marc Thiessen:
A Middle Ground for Interrogations in Washington Post
Outsourcing the war on terror in USA Today
A former fetus, the “wordsmith from nantucket” was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1968. Adopted at birth, wordsmith grew up a military brat. He achieved his B.A. in English from the University of California, Los Angeles (graduating in the top 97% of his class), where he also competed rings for the UCLA mens gymnastics team. The events of 9/11 woke him from his political slumber and malaise. Currently a personal trainer and gymnastics coach.
The wordsmith has never been to Nantucket.