Tuesday, April 21, 2009

(Updated) Obama Open To Prosecution Of Officials Who Cleared Interrogation Techniques

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I am not surprised by this. When AJ Eric Holder spoke about no charges will be taken against those involved in the interrogations, he ended his sentence - "as long as they followed the letter of the law". I may have missed it but I haven't seen any discussion in regards to how he ended his sentence.
Obama has said he doesn't support charging CIA agents and interrogators who took part in waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics, acting on advice from superiors that such practices were legal. But he also said that it is up to the attorney general whether to prosecute Bush administration lawyers who wrote the memos approving these tactics.
Former VP *Dick Cheney has officially asked to have all memo's declassified in order to show what was gained by those interrogations. Indeed, this is important. All eyes are on the "cough" brutal interrogation techniques and none on what was learned. This reminds me of a cat and mouse game being played out here. BDS vs Bush administration.

This whole mess detracts from what the current administrations intentions should be - stopping further terrorist attacks against us. It is time Obama and his administration stop their BDS and start protecting us. God forbid if we are hit again it will be on Obama's watch. He won't be able to blame Bush, though I imagine he will try, for that.

George Soros funded organization Moveon.org has joined others in demanding a special prosecutor. Note, site requires nose plugs.

Also, digg:

Update: Cheney's interview with FNC:
"One of the things that I find a little bit disturbing about this recent disclosure is they put out the legal memos, the memos that the CIA got from the Office of Legal Counsel, but they didn't put out the memos that showed the success of the effort," Mr Cheney said. "

Cross posted at Jawa Report

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