"First of all, the CIA workforce will feel as if it has been tried and convicted in absentia since the Senate Democrats and their staff didn't talk to anyone actively involved in the program. Second, this will be used by our enemies to motivate people to attack Americans and American facilities overseas," said Hayden.
The report, which has been delayed numerous times and has reportedly cost $40 million to produce over the course of five years is considered by Feinstein to be "one of the most significant oversight efforts in the history of the United States Senate, and by far the most important oversight activity ever conducted by this committee." ....snip~
Well.....by her and her Committee of Democrats. That is.
I'm sick and tired of this "torture" talk. The information has been out there for years and the scope of what was done was piddling. This report is nothing more than the act of a desperate woman to create some kind of relevance for her party that just got thrashed in the elections.
BTW, for those claiming this is some Democratic ploy, the report was commissioned well before the midterms.
Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.
if the preliminary reports of this study are correct, our nation, our citizens, have good reason to be ashamed of the abhorrent actions undertaken in our name
we should disclose the findings publicly with our sincerest apologies and a promise not to allow it to recur
kerry is concerned about the timing of the release. when exactly is the timing going to be better than now?
there was a time when kerry was the one protesting that our nation was not transparent about its wrongful activities in vietnam. now that he is one of those in power, his reasoning has flipped 180 degrees to oppose disclosure
and notice how this has become a left/right demo/GOP issue of conflict. those who only recently were chiding Obama for not being transparent are now chaffing that he is supportive of disclosing this report about our criminal wrongdoing
sometimes, we get it right. engaging in torture was not one of them. acknowledging such wrongdoing is