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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 05:02 PM
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No Punishment Over CIA Torture Tapes
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No Punishment Over CIA Torture Tapes
Posted on Nov 9, 2010


After a three-year investigation, the government has decided not to charge the CIA officers who destroyed 92 videotapes of waterboarding against orders from the White House and the agency.

The officers destroyed the video evidence of U.S. torture at a secret prison in Thailand because they feared the tapes might one day surface and damage the CIA.

BBC:

Jon Durham, the prosecutor assigned to the case by former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, decided not to charge the undercover officers and lawyers at the CIA for the destruction of the tapes.

Matthew Miller, a Justice Department spokesman, said that a team of prosecutors and FBI agents led by Mr Durham has conducted an exhaustive investigation into the matter.

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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 05:04 PM
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1. Will we retroactively pardon the German officers who were just following orders?
Seems a little unfair at this point.
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