Let them get away with it and it will happen again – No change here

Obama Releases Torture Memos, Vows Not to Prosecute

By David Kravets EmailApril 16, 2009 | 4:07:48 PMCategories: Politics

Nope The Obama administration on Thursday released top secret memos outlining the legal rationale used to justify the CIA’s torture of terror suspects, but vowed not to prosecute the torturers.

“It would be unfair to prosecute dedicated men and women working to protect America for conduct that was sanctioned in advance by the Justice Department,” Attorney General Eric Holder said.

Thursday’s internal memos were released, after intense internal debate, as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union during the Bush administration.

Obama’s release of the memos is a commendable act of transparency.

At the same time, though, Justice Department lawyers are defending the previous administration’s top officials accused in federal court of authorizing and carrying out torture and other abuses. Threat Level examined that issue in February.

On Thursday, the administration extended its protection even further, and said it would defend, at taxpayer expense, other government officials or employees who find themselves before a congressional inquiry, in any court, federal tribunal or in “any proceeding” if they relied on the memos as a legal basis for their conduct.

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4 Responses to “Let them get away with it and it will happen again – No change here”

  1. Sun Wukong Says:

    Nothing is coincidence and everything most human monkeys see and know is alone
    “Panea and Circuses”, One is alike the other, when the men behind the curtains remain the same.
    A slightly different appearance of the ‘clown’ in the front, his head in the guillotine of the divided people this World, while the ‘true’ culprits always gets away. well, maybe until now: the winds of “changes” are blowing stronger as there is a certain new intelligence now among men to stop that forever circle of deceit.

    So, I say let the new “games” begin.
    “Alea iacta est!” And that, eons ago as the ‘awakening’ of the mass, can now never be prevented nor reverse.
    Naturally, “Awakening” will only come through the suffering of the mass.
    Then, will consequently follow the punishment of the culprits, by the hands of mass..

    A lovely Day.
    SoD1

  2. kathleen p Says:

    ok then… is he going to let those already prosecuted and sentenced and serving time for these things free? not.

  3. js Says:

    Yup Bear, that’s the problem. Nothing surprises the people anymore. It is just taken in stride where the government is concerned. Isn’t it a law however to prosecute/fine someone for abusing an animal? Then labeling them as cruel and potential threats to others?

  4. Bear Hugz Says:

    Un-freaking-believable. Oh, wait. No it isn’t.

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