May 05, 2011

Heh: CIA harsh interrogation investigations to go on?

Via Ace: Obama is questioned by a sister of a 9/11 victim about whether Eric Holder will still investigate harsh interrogations done by the CIA against al Qaeda suspects:

Burlingame asked him about that, and said "I know you can't tell him what to do" (which isn't really true), and Obama said "That's right."

Then she asked, even if he couldn't order him to drop the prosecution of the interrogators who got bin Ladin, if he would at least offer Holder his opinion that there should be no prosecutions, he answered: "No, I won't."

Uh huh. Says Ace: "Huh. Big Damn Hero, huh? She went on to note that, last May, a Dallas US Attorney sought to indict CAIR officials (for terrorist ties and terrorist funding, of course), and Holder quashed those indictments."

Let the twisting, turning and hypocrisy rock on ...

Posted by Hube at May 5, 2011 05:42 PM | TrackBack

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Yes, he can determine that there will be no prosecution. And yes, he can suggest to Holder that there be no prosecution if he won't go so far as to order his AG not to prosecute.

Of course, he could ALSO issue a pardon to all involved in the interest of justice and national security. But he won't do that, either.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at May 5, 2011 08:40 PM