Friday, November 12, 2010

Who'd Ever Have Thunk It?

The state has investigated its own coverup of its own crimes. The result: nothing to see here; move along, move along.
No criminal charges will be filed against CIA officials involved in destroying videotapes of harsh interrogations of terrorism suspects, the US Justice Department has said.

The CIA destroyed 92 tapes of al-Qaeda operatives Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Nashiri being waterboarded in 2005.

Jose Rodriguez, a former clandestine officer, approved the move out of concern the tapes could harm the CIA.

The investigation has spanned nearly three years.
The accused has investigated, and has concluded that there's no crime. As Gomer Pyle might say: surprise, surprise, surprise!

1 comment:

Phil Marx said...

Well, Bush pretty much squashed the idea of protecting civil rights with the Patriot Act and by retroactively pardoning private companies for spying on us.

And Obamacare along with the trillion dollar corporate bailouts pretty much proves that we really have no any individual economic rights.

The government can do whatever it wants - because it says it can!

Thank God we still have a military that can pound the hell out of third world countries who dare challenge our hegemony or there really wouldn't be much cause for waving the flag anymore.