drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,

It is not rape if you believed the president authorized it.

The Obama administration will not prosecute CIA officers who participated in harsh interrogations that critics say crossed the line into torture, CIA Director-nominee Leon Panetta said Friday.

Asked by The Associated Press if that was official policy, Panetta said, "That is the case."

It was the clearest statement yet on what Panetta and other Democratic officials had only strongly suggested: CIA officers who acted on legal orders from the Bush administration would not be held responsible for those policies. On Thursday, he told senators that the Obama administration had no intention of seeking prosecutions for that reason.

Panetta, in an interview with the AP after a second day of confirmation hearings with the Senate Intelligence Committee, said that he arrived at that conclusion even before he began meeting with CIA officials.

[ cf Panetta: No prosecution for CIA interrogators ]
But what if the Rape were Rape?
The CIA should have immediately fired its Algerian station chief station chief in Algiers after two women came forward to accuse him of rape, President Obama's nominee to head the CIA, Leon Panetta, told Congress at his confirmation hearings.
[ cf Panetta: CIA Should Fire Official Accused of Rape ]
As we all know, Rape is a 'harsh interrogation method' used to extract vital and critical national security information....


{ for our slow readers, if the rapes occured in the context of the Station Chief doing his part to fulfil the obligations of extracting information from persons who might have known someone who could have known something that might have been able to continue preventing the Smoking Gun from becomeing a Mushroom Cloud Voodoo Zombie Reanimated Saddam Hussein in an Iranian Flying Saucer Pizza Box, would it not also be as protected... }
Tags: torture, war_crimes

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