Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Too Many Smoking Guns: Another Day Another Memo...

So How Many Of Them Will It Take?
From Crooks and Liars:
A newly-disclosed 2005 memo, authored by then-State Department counselor Philip Zelikow, then-Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England, and then-Deputy Assistant Secretary for Detainee Affairs Matthew Waxman, gave President Bush “clear and unequivocal advice encouraging a detainee interrogation system that followed humane practices that adhered to US and international law.” The memo was authored as the Bush administration was seeking a “fresh approach” handling terror detainee and just weeks after the OLC issued its second round of torture memos.

England, Rumsfeld’s deputy, brought the paper to his boss…Rumsfeld reacted coldy. He had not authorized this. … Rumsfeld directed that all copies be withdrawn from circulation and shredded.

And now we have idiots like Rep. Peter King (R.- NY) who are saying that talking about torture is un-American and that digging into an administration that engendered 2000 photos on torture will be useless. The "few bad apples" defense was a joke and still is a joke.

Methinks the King doth protest too much.

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