Obama to world: ‘We tortured some folks’ – firestorm erupts over president’s ignorance

President Obama started a firestorm Friday when he said, at a White House press conference, that after 9/11 the Central Intelligence Agency did things that “were contrary to our values” by torturing “folks.

Needless to say, Twitter exploded with criticism, most taking issue to the word “folks,” and the power such a statement would give our enemies.

The full quote and video:

“We tortured some folks,” he said. “We did some things that were contrary to our values. I understand why it happened. I think it’s important when we look back to recall how afraid people were after the Twin Towers fell, and the Pentagon had been hit, and a plane in Pennsylvania had fallen and people did not know whether more attacks were imminent and there was enormous pressure on our law enforcement and our national security teams to try to deal with this.”

Amanda Carpenter, senior communications advisor to Ted Cruz, and Representative Darrell Issa threw out some of the first shots:

Associate editor of  Hotair, Noah Rothman, was tweeting live:

The “folks” who responded by supporting Obama’s proclamation of guilt were too many to record. Tweets like this one were popping up like Obama on a golf course:

H/T: Twitchy

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