Sunday, August 09, 2009

Holder Will Investigate CIA mistreatment of terrorists

This certainly won't improve the administrations relationship with the CIA.
U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. is poised to appoint a criminal prosecutor to investigate alleged CIA abuses committed during the interrogation of terrorism suspects, current and former U.S. government officials said.

A senior Justice Department official said that Holder envisioned an inquiry that would be narrow in scope, focusing on "whether people went beyond the techniques that were authorized" in Bush administration memos that liberally interpreted anti-torture laws.
Classic misdirection, refocus attention back at the previous administration to take the heat off on the economy and his inept handling of the health care debate.

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