From the Wall Street Journal: The last time the CIA and Nancy Pelosi were in the news together, the House Speaker was accusing the agency of lying about its briefings to Congress on the interrogation of al Qaeda detainees. This week, the Speaker’s fellow Democrats are set to block public disclosure of what Ms. Pelosi […]
No Criminal Prosecution for ‘Torture Memo’ Authors?
It appears that the Bush Administration lawyers who authored the so called ‘torture memos’ are going to escape prosecution, the Justice Dept. will instead refer them to State Bar Associations for disciplinary action: The Justice Department said it is nearing completion of an internal probe that is expected to recommend professional sanctions but no criminal […]
WSJ: Misconceptions About the Interrogation Memos
William McSwain, a assistant U.S. attorney and executive editor of the 2005 Review of Department of Defense Detention Operations and Detainee Interrogation Techniques, commonly called the Church Report has a must read Op Ed in today’s Wall Street Journal: President Barack Obama has reinvigorated the critics of George W. Bush’s antiterror policies by opening the […]
Is April 21, 2009 The Day Bipartisanship Died?
There’s no doubt that our political process has become poised by hyper partisan rhetoric but so far we have resisted the temptation of criminalizing policy differences. That all changed on April 21, 2009 when Pres. Barack Obama suggested that Bush Administration lawyers who advised the CIA on the law and interrogation practices may subjected to […]