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They were warned (so they tried to destroy the evidence of having been warned): the torture memos

Posted by Charles II on April 4, 2012

George Washington University’s National Security Archive:

The State Department today released a February 2006 internal memo from the Department’s then-counselor opposing Justice Department authorization for “enhanced interrogation techniques” by the CIA.

According to Zelikow’s accounts, he authored the memo in an attempt to counter the Bush administration’s dubious claim that CIA could still practice “enhanced interrogation” on enemy combatants despite the president’s December 2005 signing into law of the McCain Amendment, which, in Zelikow’s words, “extended the prohibition against cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment to all conduct worldwide.”

3 Responses to “They were warned (so they tried to destroy the evidence of having been warned): the torture memos”

  1. jo6pac said

    In yet no one will go to jail, hell there won’t even be any charges filed. Amazing and is it still going on, who knows they’ve gotten better at hiding it. I loved the fact that they knew they were being lied to when torturing people and used the lie to take Amerika deeper into the rabbit hole to hell. How Sad.

    http://my.firedoglake.com/rogershuler/2011/09/07/obama-advisors-feared-a-coup-if-the-administration-prosecuted-war-crimes/

    Off Topic, Charles did you get my reply on the questions about the Greenhouse?

    • Charles II said

      Something like the fear of a coup has to be hanging over Democrats. Something changes them when they get to Washington.

      As for the reply, I’ve looked at the threads on the greenhouse… great pictures, BTW…but didn’t see any specific answer to the questions I raised. As for money, it looks like spending is off the table for the foreseeable future, thanks to an illness in the extended family.

      But a man can dream.

      • jo6pac said

        Sorry about the news and I think I sent the answers to myself by mistake. If I find them I’ll let you know for future use.

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