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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 05:07 PM
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MUKASEY Upset (or Afraid?) That OBAMA Is Being Mean To The Torturers
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Edited on Fri May-06-11 05:10 PM by kpete
Then theres the laughable reason Mukasey seems to be animated by: because Obamas being mean to the torturers.


"their continued yammering is but conclusive evidence that history has found them guilty."
h/t MadDog


....the Justice Department, revealing its priorities, had gotten around to reopening investigations into the conduct of a half-dozen CIA employees alleged to have used undue force against suspected terrorists. I say reopening advisedly because those investigations had all been formally closed by the end of 2007, with detailed memoranda prepared by career Justice Department prosecutors explaining why no charges were warranted. Attorney General Eric Holder conceded that he had ordered the investigations reopened in September 2009 without reading those memoranda. The investigations have now dragged on for years with prosecutors chasing allegations down rabbit holes, with the CIA along with the rest of the intelligence community left demoralized.



We also need to put an end to the ongoing investigations of CIA operatives that continue to undermine intelligence community morale.


http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/266609/judge-mukasey-interrogation-and-trail-bin-laden-andrew-c-mccarthy


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Though perhaps this is the real reason motivating Mukasey:

Immediately following the killing of bin Laden, the issue of interrogation techniques became in some quarters the dirty little secret of the event. But as disclosed in the declassified memos in 2009, the techniques are neither dirty nor, as noted by Director Hayden and others, were their results little. As the memoranda concludedand as I concluded reading them at the beginning of my tenure as attorney general in 2007the techniques were entirely lawful as the law stood at the time the memos were written, and the disclosures they elicited were enormously important.

http://emptywheel.firedoglake.com/2011/05/06/why-did-the-torture-apologists-come-out-of-their-caves/

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