Waterboarding Evidence

C.I.A. Destroyed Tapes of Harsh Interrogations:

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 — The Central Intelligence Agency in 2005 destroyed at least two videotapes documenting the interrogation of two Al Qaeda operatives in the agency’s custody, a step it took in the midst of Congressional and legal scrutiny about the C.I.A’s secret detention program, according to current and former government officials.

“The videotapes showed agency operatives in 2002 subjecting terror suspects — including Abu Zubaydah, the first detainee in C.I.A. custody — to severe interrogation techniques. They were destroyed in part because officers were concerned that tapes documenting controversial interrogation methods could expose agency officials to greater risk of legal jeopardy, several officials said.”

Yeah, like “destroying evidence”, for starters.

I’m telling ya, folks. I can’t wait for the next decade or so to unfold. Because when it’s all said an done, the criminal behavior of this administration will make the days of Dick Nixon look like the Constitutional Convention.

Cross posted from AoF

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One Response to Waterboarding Evidence

  1. Darrell Prows says:

    If you mean that BUSHCO has subverted more of the government more deeply, you might have a point. On the other hand, both the CIA and the Justice Department (John Mitchell) were in things up to their eyeballs during all of the Nixon years.

    What strikes me to be the biggest differences between the times, however, is that lots of people knew that Nixon had to be stopped, and lots more ended up accepting that conclusion. Now the protection of our nation just can’t get any traction on the center stage, and I can’t for the life of me understand why not. I do know that it’s a bad sign, though.