The Justice Department asked the House Intelligence Committee on Friday to postpone its investigation into the destruction of videotapes by the Central Intelligence Agency in 2005, saying the Congressional inquiry presented “significant risks” to its own preliminary investigation into the matter.
Delay Is Sought by Justice Dept. on C.I.A. Inquiry[/url]
Why? So they can destroy more vidence? I don’t know about you, but this has a familiar ring to it. Can you say B>Watergate?
Attorney General Michael Mukasey refused Friday to give Congress details of the government’s investigation into interrogations of terror suspects that were videotaped and destroyed by the CIA. He said doing so could raise questions about whether the inquiry is vulnerable to political pressure.
AG Denies Details in CIA Tapes Inquiry
I recommend you read the whole article and then let me know if you think the administration’s refusal is justified or not.
The White House is already complaining about reports that House and\r\nSenate conferees have come to an agreement on an intelligence measure\r\nmandating that all agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency,\r\ncomply with the Army Field Manual’s outlawing of torture. The manual\r\nproperly reflects American law by explicitly proscribing the gamut of\r\ntorture measures — including waterboarding — that have proved dear to\r\nthe heart of administration zealots
Excerpted from In Arrogant Defense of Torture New York Times December 8, 2007
The question I think we all need to ask President Bush is, “If you are opposed to and deny the use of torture by US military and intelligence personnel, then why are you complaining about this measure by Congress? Or are the Times and I correct in our assessment of you as arroganr? Are you really a liar and a hypocrite? Are you a “good Christian” only when it’s politically expedient, like so many of your fellow “evangelical” politicians? Continue reading Need proof Bush is arrogant and a hypocrite? Read this!
My Way News – Court Won’t Declare Chimp a Person
On a first reading, this article may strike you as funny and the legal battle iver whether a chimpanzee is a person or a thing as silly or even crazy. But, if you think about it seriously, this care pending before the Austrian Supreme Court could set some seriuos legal precendents, especially if they rule that the chimp is a person.
Keep in mind that the legal definition person does not require the person to be human. Corporations are considered persons in a legal sense. So why not a chimp? Especially a chimp who could end up homeless, as is the case with Matthew Hasl Pan. Continue reading Is A Chimp In Captivity A Person Or A Thing?