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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:22 PM
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CIA "Architects of Torture"
 
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05-01-09 ABC News Brian Ross reports on the "architects of torture", two former military psychologists who worked on behalf of CIA for $1000 a day and did not have interrogation backgrounds. Then he drops that there were written logs of CIA interrogations for which the tapes have been destroyed.
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Seldona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:53 PM
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1. K&R
I have a feeling this story isn't over yet. Not by a long shot.
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sattahipdeep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:05 PM
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2. So, how do you diffuse that pressure?
MICHAEL RATNER

I have to say that, you know, to see these memos, to put it into that they were actually instrumentalizedthis is not just theoretical; this is what was happening here for eight years, essentially a dictatorshipand then to see the response of many of the Democrats here to saying, Oh, lets just expose it and turn the page, I mean, what were saying is thats the way its going to happen again, because unless you prosecute people, there is no deterrence for not doing this again. And its out there, its public. If youre going to do a commissionand Im opposed completely to the Leahy typeif youre going to do one, you cant bury the issue of prosecution. You have to appoint a special prosecutor and make sure a commission of inquiry works together, because a commission can tear up and finish up prosecutions by giving immunity.

And in the face of what weve seen in this country, which is essentially a coup detat, a presidential dictatorship and torture, its essentially a mouse-like reaction to what weve seen.

And its being set up really by a liberal establishment that is really, in some ways, in many ways, on the same page as the establishment that actually carried out these laws.

And its saying, OK, lets expose it, and then lets move on.

JUAN GONZALEZ

And you think that theres no essential difference between him and the Obamathe White House position at this point?

MICHAEL RATNER

You know, I dont think he would be out there without the Obama administration at least saying this is maybe a way to go.

Look at, theres a lot of pressure in this country right now for prosecutions.

I mean, the polls indicate that people want to see a criminal investigation.

Weve had openopen and notorious admissions of waterboarding by people like Cheney.

And we know that waterboarding is torture, even according to Obama.

http://www.democracynow.org/2009/3/5/lawmakers_begin_de...

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