Half of Americans support this form of torture
Obama won't prosecute CIA for waterboarding
SOURCE USA Today
The Associated Press reports that the Obama administration will not prosecute CIA agents who used waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics on terror suspects authorized by President George W. Bush.
Attorney General Eric Holder will issue a statement today confirming President Obama's intent to exonerate CIA officials for their actions, as long as they resulted from legal advice at the time, according to unnamed senior administration officials.
Update at 3:12 p.m. ET: Here is Holder's statement.
He states that although CIA officials will not face federal prosecution, the Justice Department would provide "legal representation to any employee, at no cost to the employee, in any state or federal judicial or administrative proceeding," and would "take measures to respond to any proceeding initiated against the employee in any international or foreign tribunal."
Holder goes on to say that to "the extent permissible under federal law," the government will "indemnify any employee for any monetary judgment or penalty ultimately imposed against him for such conduct and will provide representation in congressional investigations."
On a related note...
Cheney says he never saw ANY EVIDENCE linking Osama bin Laden to 9-11!
(He also says he support same sex marriage)
When Bush the never-elected was dictator I seldom missed an episode of the Daily Show With Jon Stewart. Since lord Barry became dictator I seldom watch him because he is soooo biased in his support of this interloper. However the following is a good segment!
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|