Last edited by OxymoronP; 08-24-09 at 02:40 PM.
THE GREATEST FREEDOM IS THE FREEDOM TO OPPRESS OTHERS
Not is that wrong, but it does little for the DOJ's credibility when they want to prosecute something so vague, yet turn their noses up at an obvious case voter intimidation.
Last edited by Devil505; 08-24-09 at 02:37 PM.
The original investigation was done in 2004 by the CIA itself.
The above quote from the article is important. It's not a witch hunt after the fact due to the changing administration and changed interpretations of laws.Paul Gimigliano, a C.I.A. spokesman, said Sunday that the Justice Department recommendation to reopen the cases had not been sent to the intelligence agency. He added: “Decisions on whether or not to pursue action in court were made after careful consideration by career prosecutors at the Justice Department. The C.I.A. itself brought these matters — facts and allegations alike — to the department’s attention.”
There has never been any public explanation of why the Justice Department decided not to bring charges in nearly two dozen abuse cases known to be referred to a team of federal prosecutors in Alexandria, Va., and in some instances not even the details of the cases have been made public.
Suppose an investigation proves that CIA contractors actually tortured some prisoners to death? (would that change your thinking at all?)
&..BTW..Since Nuremberg...."I was just following orders" is no defense at all.
Soldiers & civilians working for our government are only required to follow LEGAL orders, not illegal ones.
Last edited by Devil505; 08-24-09 at 02:45 PM.