Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has chaired the Senateâ€™s Intelligence Committee for five years. So when she suggested last month that investigators should make public a report on the U.S.â€™s interrogation techniques because it would â€œensure that an un-American, brutal program of detention and interrogation will never again be considered or permitted,â€ one might have seen it as the strong words and fair assessment of a person who has deep experience on the issue.
But on Fox News Sunday this week, Bush-era National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency Director Michael Hayden suggested that Feinstein actually encouraged the public release of the interrogation techniques report because of her emotions.
Citing specifically Feinsteinâ€™s line about not using such techniques again, Hayden told Fox News Sunday host Chis Wallace, â€œNow that sentence that, motivation for the report, Chris, may show deep emotional feeling on part of the Senator. But I donâ€™t think it leads you to an objective report.â€
I’m sure I speak for other female persons when I say that “You’re just being emotional” is what a man says to a woman when she has just told him something he doesn’t want to deal with or even think about. He can’t actually respond, so he dismisses her as “emotional.” Of course, he is being “logical.” Like men aren’t the ones who start bar fights.
See also Booman on why some people need to be in priso.