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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 07:39 PM
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Kennedy: Tape destruction is ‘a mockery of the rule of law.’
Edited on Fri Dec-07-07 07:40 PM by ProSense

Kennedy: Tape destruction is ‘a mockery of the rule of law.’

On the Senate floor today, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) railed against the Bush administration over the revelation that the CIA had destroyed videotapes in 2005 of agency officials using harsh interrogation tactics. Calling it a “cover-up,” Kennedy declared that “we haven’t seen anything like this since the eighteen and a half minute gap in the tapes of President Richard Nixon” and that the administration is “making a mockery of the rule of law.” Watch it:

Kennedy noted that news of the tape destruction came “the very same week that we learned that as many as ten million White House emails have not been preserved,” saying that “the pattern is unmistakable.”

UPDATE: Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers and Reps. Robert Scott, William Delahunt and Jerrold Nadler have sent letters to Central Intelligence Agency Director Gen. Michael Hayden and Attorney General Michael Mukasey requesting details about today’s reports that the CIA destroyed videotapes of interrogation activities.

UPDATE II: Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ): “Next week, I plan to hold an oversight hearing in the Select Intelligence Oversight Panel with General Hayden to examine this matter in detail.”


"Those tapes must have depicted pretty gruesome evidence of serious criminal conduct."

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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 07:40 PM
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1. Yes, Ted,, it most certainly is. NT
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 07:43 PM
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2. You know, Bush's presidency has been a real scream!
Edited on Fri Dec-07-07 07:44 PM by originalpckelly
:grr:

This is like the 15 minute gap in the Watergate tapes. We all know that something really dirty was in that gap, so it means there must have been something really dirty on these tapes.
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merbex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 07:45 PM
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3. You know, I'm getting to the point that all these press releases are
'sound and fury signifying nothing' unless these same press releases contain the words... opening/beginning impeachment proceedings

How much more do we have to absorb to know that the only response for all of this was written into our Government's founding document?
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 07:50 PM
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4. So, Ted, what are you and the other so-called Dems in Congress going to do about all this shit?
How's 'bout putting impeachment back on the table, just for starters?
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951-Riverside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 07:53 PM
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5. Talk is cheap n/t
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 07:56 PM
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6. bu$h* & criminals are ‘a mockery of the rule of law.’
have been for seven going on eight fucking years
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 08:26 PM
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7. Impeach or STFU, Teddy...!!!!!
Edited on Fri Dec-07-07 08:27 PM by regnaD kciN
I am so sick of these issue-a-denunciation-and-do-nothing-about it Congresscritters...all they do is make a spectacle of their own impotence. :spank:

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ladjf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 08:49 PM
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8. A lot of our good Dems keep making these true critical statements
about the Administration. When is something going to be done about all of these crimes?
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 09:47 PM
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15. these things take time to get started but once started they are hard to stop
lets hope the dems are serious this time
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IsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 08:52 PM
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9. Yep, and the sky is blue Ted. Now do something about it.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 08:57 PM
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10. Ah, really? That's what? Just one more mockery of the 'rule of law' in a long
list of mockeries of the 'rule of law'.

TORTURE is a mockery of the 'rule of law'....
Invading and occupying a country for lies and trumped up evidence is a mockery of the 'rule of law'
Unitary executive is a mockery of the 'rule of law'(If the President does it, it's not illegal)
Illegal detentions are a mockery of the 'rule of law'
Extraordinary rendition(kidnapping people) is a mockery of the 'rule of law'

and the list goes on and on and on and on...








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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 08:58 PM
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11.  I object, your honor!
This trial is a travesty. It's a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham.

Bananas, 1971


Tape destruction is a mockery of the law.

Bananas, 2007 courtesy of the chimp
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 09:37 PM
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12. TK should be making noises about impeachment, then
I realize the Senate can't start impeachment, but he should go on record supporting Kucinich and H.R.333.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 09:40 PM
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13. Crap, I was hoping it was a different Kennedy
Move along. Nothing to see here.



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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 09:45 PM
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14. I sense a change in tone by the democrats on the hill and that doesn't bode well for the bush/cheney
cabal. All I can say is its about fucking time
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 09:48 PM
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16. Forgive me, but what an understatement that is!
*duh* So what too do about it Sen. Kennedy? What now?
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