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January 16, 2009


Joby Warrick Washington Post - President-elect Barack Obama has privately signaled to top U.S. intelligence officials that he has no plans to launch a legal inquiry into the CIA's past use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques, agency director Michael V. Hayden said yesterday.

Obama learned key details of the CIA's interrogation practices in a closed-door meeting last month, and afterward made clear that he was more interested in protecting the country from terrorist attacks than investigating the past, the outgoing CIA director said. "He's looking forward," Hayden said, "and that's very appropriate.". . .


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is looking "forward" the new way of viewing all criminal cases? What will the Judge and prosecutor say when explain that to them at voire dire next week?

January 17, 2009 9:18 AM  

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