Bunch of stuff the "liberal media" will probably forget the next time Britney Spears takes a dump
So the CIA erased a bunch of tapes showing the torture of prisoners, which was supposed to presented as evidence to the 9/11 Commission....so what's one more total affront to everything the country stands for? We've let him get away with everything else. Why would we actually start doing something now?
Because this is just too much! Because there is only so much we can stand! Because while constitutional minutiae don't hold our attention, cover-ups are easy to grasp! Because torture is--
Bush claims "not to remember." Meanwhile, millions of white house emails have been destroyed. Hmmm, think it's a cover-up?
Staff members of the Sept. 11 commission, which completed its work in 2004, expressed surprise when they were told that interrogation videotapes existed until 2005.
“The commission did formally request material of this kind from all relevant agencies, and the commission was assured that we had received all the material responsive to our request,” said Philip D. Zelikow, who served as executive director of the Sept. 11 commission and later as a senior counselor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
“No tapes were acknowledged or turned over, nor was the commission provided with any transcript prepared from recordings,” he said.
Daniel Marcus, a law professor at American University who served as general counsel for the Sept. 11 commission and was involved in the discussions about interviews with Al Qaeda leaders, said he had heard nothing about any tapes being destroyed.
If tapes were destroyed, he said, “it’s a big deal, it’s a very big deal,” because it could amount to obstruction of justice to withhold evidence being sought in criminal or fact-finding investigations.
Representative Rush Holt of New Jersey, a Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee, has been pushing legislation in Congress to have all detainee interrogations videotaped so officials can refer to the tapes multiple times to glean better information.
Mr. Holt said he had been told many times that the C.I.A. does not record the interrogation of detainees. “When I would ask them whether they had reviewed the tapes to better understand the intelligence, they said ‘What tapes?’,” he said.