drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,
drieuxster
drieuxster

more Day Time Soaps...

Wow - a new spin in the timeline:
_May 6, 2009: CIA Director Leon Panetta tells lawmakers in a letter to the Intelligence Committee that he can't vouch for the accuracy of the CIA records that describe what Pelosi and other lawmakers were told about enhanced interrogation techniques. It's up to the Intelligence Committee to "determine whether this information is an accurate summary of what actually happened," he writes.

_May 7, 2009: Pelosi's spokesman says she stands by her account of the 2002 briefing, and for the first time says that at that session Pelosi was told specifically that waterboarding had not been used. "The briefers described these techniques, said they were legal, but said that waterboarding had not yet been used," said spokesman Brendan Daly.

...
_May 15, 2009: Panetta tells CIA employees in a message that agency records show CIA officers briefed lawmakers truthfully in 2002 on methods of interrogating terrorism suspects, but it is up to Congress to reach its own conclusions about what happened. "Let me be clear. It is not our policy or practice to mislead Congress," Panetta writes.</i>
[ cf SPIN METER: What Pelosi knew when on waterboarding ]
Well.

There you go. Congress should be more than willing to work from the position that when an agency of the government commits itself to not violating it's corporate fifth ammendment rights against getting prosecuted for committing crimes, that the agency involved will have clearly used as truthful enough language so as to clearly indicate that they were working within the context of a lawful declaration of declaring the truthfulness as truthfully as is required without actually testifying that they are openly engaged in crimes.

Hey kids, while we are here, is this also a part of the religious war about 'means and methods' or would that be taking us into a nasty space where, gosh, folks are not as sure if the release of 'means and methods' is still a crime...

Hey kids, Flash Thot - congress should be allowed to waterboard persons testifying before them, so as to make sure that we are getting our 115% of the truth, above and beyond the call of truthierneff...
Tags: law, torture, war_crimes
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