Gina Haspel has spent virtually all of her adult life working for the CIA and has moved up through the ranks to the position of Deputy Director of the CIA. After President Trump nominated Mike Pompeo to be his new Secretary of State, Trump nominated Haspel to take over as the Director of the CIA, much to the consternation of many Democrats.
Many oppose her nomination because she oversaw the waterboarding of terrorist prisoners some years back.
Now, 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is offering to help Democrats defeat Haspel’s nomination by claiming to have damaging information about what could be the CIA’s first female Director.
(Vox) – Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director, is facing a tough confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday over her controversial role in the Bush-era torture program.
But her latest critic isn’t a human rights group or a Democratic senator — it’s Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks.
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (commonly referred to by his initials, KSM) was the sinister architect of the terror attacks that killed more than 3,000 innocent people on September 11, 2001.
He was also tortured by the CIA, including being waterboarded — that is, held down and repeatedly suffocated by having water poured over a cloth into his mouth and nose until he was near drowning — 183 times over 15 sessions while in US custody.
Based upon Khalid’s desire to help Democrats defeat the Senate confirmation of Haspel, it seems that she is probably the right person for the job. After all, why else would a terrorist not want her to lead the CIA and their efforts to stop future terrorists?