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    Senator: White House Simply Doesn't "Want Public to Know" Scope of CIA Torture

    The war-criminal-in-chief doesn't want to cast any light on his own war crimes. He already made it clear that he wants to look back and not look forward. That's complicity to war crimes as clearly detailed by the Nuremburg Principles.

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    Senator: White House Simply Doesn't "Want Public to Know" Scope of CIA Torture

    Members of Intelligence Committee say White House is stalling release of torture report as high-level disagreement over what American people can know about abuses by CIA reaches boiling point; Transparency advocates tell lawmakers with access to report, 'Just read it into the record.'
    by Jon Queally, staff writer

    "The public has to know about it. They don’t want the public to know about it."

    That's what Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) told the Huffington Post on Thursday night regarding continued White House stalling over release of a report that catalogs the internal investigation of CIA torture during the Bush years. The comments followed a close-door meeting between Senate Democrats and Obama administration officials that took place just hours before the president gave a much-anticipated speech on another subject, immigration reform.

    Rockefeller said the torture report is "being slow-walked to death" by the administration and told the HuffPost, "They’re doing everything they can not to release it."

    "[The report] makes a lot of people who did really bad things look really bad," Rockefeller continued, "which is the only way not to repeat those mistakes in the future."

    Though the report has been completed for many months, the members of the Senate Intelligence committee have been fighting with the White House, which allowed CIA officials to review its findings, over the scope of redactions to the report's summary before it's made public. Though the full report is not expected to be released to publicly, human rights and transparency advocates have urged members to simply enter the report into the public record, something they have legal authority to do, as a way to inform the American people, and the world, of the full scope of the tactics used by U.S. government agents during the earlier years of the so-called 'war on terror.'

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    Re: Senator: White House Simply Doesn't "Want Public to Know" Scope of CIA Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob0627 View Post
    The war-criminal-in-chief doesn't want to cast any light on his own war crimes. He already made it clear that he wants to look back and not look forward. That's complicity to war crimes as clearly detailed by the Nuremburg Principles.

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    Senator: White House Simply Doesn't "Want Public to Know" Scope of CIA Torture

    Members of Intelligence Committee say White House is stalling release of torture report as high-level disagreement over what American people can know about abuses by CIA reaches boiling point; Transparency advocates tell lawmakers with access to report, 'Just read it into the record.'
    by Jon Queally, staff writer

    "The public has to know about it. They don’t want the public to know about it."

    That's what Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) told the Huffington Post on Thursday night regarding continued White House stalling over release of a report that catalogs the internal investigation of CIA torture during the Bush years. The comments followed a close-door meeting between Senate Democrats and Obama administration officials that took place just hours before the president gave a much-anticipated speech on another subject, immigration reform.

    Rockefeller said the torture report is "being slow-walked to death" by the administration and told the HuffPost, "They’re doing everything they can not to release it."

    "[The report] makes a lot of people who did really bad things look really bad," Rockefeller continued, "which is the only way not to repeat those mistakes in the future."

    Though the report has been completed for many months,
    the members of the Senate Intelligence committee have been fighting with the White House, which allowed CIA officials to review its findings, over the scope of redactions to the report's summary
    before it's made public. Though the full report is not expected to be released to publicly, human rights and transparency advocates have urged members to simply enter the report into the public record, something they have legal authority to do, as a way to inform the American people, and the world, of the full scope of the tactics used by U.S. government agents during the earlier years of the so-called 'war on terror.'

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    Senator: White House Simply Doesn't "Want Public to Know" Scope of CIA Torture | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community


    If they would just redact the entire report there would be no problem releasing it and we could move on.

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    Re: Senator: White House Simply Doesn't "Want Public to Know" Scope of CIA Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    If they would just redact the entire report there would be no problem releasing it and we could move on.
    Yeah, look how well that works for the redacted 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission Report.

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    Re: Senator: White House Simply Doesn't "Want Public to Know" Scope of CIA Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob0627 View Post
    The war-criminal-in-chief doesn't want to cast any light on his own war crimes. He already made it clear that he wants to look back and not look forward. That's complicity to war crimes as clearly detailed by the Nuremburg Principles.

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    Senator: White House Simply Doesn't "Want Public to Know" Scope of CIA Torture

    Members of Intelligence Committee say White House is stalling release of torture report as high-level disagreement over what American people can know about abuses by CIA reaches boiling point; Transparency advocates tell lawmakers with access to report, 'Just read it into the record.'
    by Jon Queally, staff writer

    "The public has to know about it. They don’t want the public to know about it."

    That's what Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) told the Huffington Post on Thursday night regarding continued White House stalling over release of a report that catalogs the internal investigation of CIA torture during the Bush years. The comments followed a close-door meeting between Senate Democrats and Obama administration officials that took place just hours before the president gave a much-anticipated speech on another subject, immigration reform.

    Rockefeller said the torture report is "being slow-walked to death" by the administration and told the HuffPost, "They’re doing everything they can not to release it."

    "[The report] makes a lot of people who did really bad things look really bad," Rockefeller continued, "which is the only way not to repeat those mistakes in the future."

    Though the report has been completed for many months, the members of the Senate Intelligence committee have been fighting with the White House, which allowed CIA officials to review its findings, over the scope of redactions to the report's summary before it's made public. Though the full report is not expected to be released to publicly, human rights and transparency advocates have urged members to simply enter the report into the public record, something they have legal authority to do, as a way to inform the American people, and the world, of the full scope of the tactics used by U.S. government agents during the earlier years of the so-called 'war on terror.'

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    Senator: White House Simply Doesn't "Want Public to Know" Scope of CIA Torture | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
    Why wouldn't the administration want the public to know about CIA torture during the past administration? I thought Obama was all for blaming Bush for every problem coming out of Pandora's box?

    or is that just a mantra repeated by the opposition?
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    Re: Senator: White House Simply Doesn't "Want Public to Know" Scope of CIA Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Why wouldn't the administration want the public to know about CIA torture during the past administration? I thought Obama was all for blaming Bush for every problem coming out of Pandora's box?

    or is that just a mantra repeated by the opposition?
    I think the first sentence I wrote might yield a clue.

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    Re: Senator: White House Simply Doesn't "Want Public to Know" Scope of CIA Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob0627 View Post
    I think the first sentence I wrote might yield a clue.
    In other words, like the rest of the Bush policies, our "hope and change" president hasn't really changed anything.
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    Re: Senator: White House Simply Doesn't "Want Public to Know" Scope of CIA Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    In other words, like the rest of the Bush policies, our "hope and change" president hasn't really changed anything.
    Well it's arguable whether he didn't change anything (policy-wise) or just made what was really bad, much worse. I vote for the latter.

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    Re: Senator: White House Simply Doesn't "Want Public to Know" Scope of CIA Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob0627 View Post
    Well it's arguable whether he didn't change anything (policy-wise) or just made what was really bad, much worse. I vote for the latter.
    Right off hand, I can't think of much that he didn't either continue or double down on.
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    Re: Senator: White House Simply Doesn't "Want Public to Know" Scope of CIA Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Why wouldn't the administration want the public to know about CIA torture during the past administration? I thought Obama was all for blaming Bush for every problem coming out of Pandora's box?

    or is that just a mantra repeated by the opposition?
    That is just a mantra repeated by the opposition to fool the gullible. The gullible being those who really cannot grasp the fact that people behind the scenes, The Powers That Be, actually control the government, and that pretty much every POTUS in the last few decades do the bidding of TPTB.

    The last POTUS to "not play the game" took a bullet in the head in Dallas.

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    Re: Senator: White House Simply Doesn't "Want Public to Know" Scope of CIA Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    That is just a mantra repeated by the opposition to fool the gullible. The gullible being those who really cannot grasp the fact that people behind the scenes, The Powers That Be, actually control the government, and that pretty much every POTUS in the last few decades do the bidding of TPTB.

    The last POTUS to "not play the game" took a bullet in the head in Dallas.
    If every president is forced to cover for the the last one with something more nefarious and grand ahead.... Imagine how huge that serpents head would grow after a few.
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