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 accused has investigated, and has concluded that there's no crime. As Gomer Pyle might say: surprise, surprise, surprise!
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.
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.