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May 13, 2009

ONE REASON THE DEMOCRATS MAY BE NERVOUS ABOUT INVESTIGATING TORTURE AND RENDITIONS

MSNBC - At a hearing with Attorney General Eric Holder, Republican members of [a Senate committee] suggested that any potential criminal investigation into the CIA's harsh interrogation methods might not easily be contained. Both Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Richard Shelby of Alabama pressed Holder on the CIA's "rendition" program that moved terrorism suspects from one country to another.

Didn't that happen during the Clinton administration? Yes, Holder said.

"How many did you approve?" they asked. Holder said he'd check the record.

The clear suggestion was, if any criminal investigation is opened, Republicans would push to get it expanded beyond events during the Bush administration. Alexander, for example, asked several times whether members of Congress, who were told about the interrogation methods, should also be investigated.

1 Comments:

Anonymous robbie said...

It really is high huberus for those freakin Republicans to suddenly find a soul and question the methods of Dick Cheney et al. Such stand-up guys, those Pukes.

May 13, 2009 4:57 PM  

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