Joy Behar: Why Waterboard When You Can Offer a Book Deal?

Via the Daily Caller:

Now that the U.S. government has managed to successfully locate and kill al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the debate over whether using so-called enhanced-interrogation methods to gain intelligence in order to protect the homeland has only intensified.

But on Tuesday’s “The View” on ABC, co-host Joy Behar offered her own idea – a book deal. Co-host Whoopi Goldberg referred to former Vice President Dick Cheney’s declaration that enhanced-interrogation methods work and that evoked protest from Behar, accompanied by a suggestion.

“There’s a few ways to look at that. I mean, for example if we use these enhanced techniques, then they can use them on us,” Behar said. “[I]t just encourages more of it around the world and our soldiers have to endure it. And then the other thing is it’s possible that a $6-million book deal would have worked just as well, you know what I mean? There are other ways to get information out of people, pay them off. Who knows what would have worked?”

And here’s the video:

Nat Brown — Nat Brown is a former deputy managing editor of National Review Online.

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