Torture Witch Hunt Target #1 – Condoleezza Rice?

| April 23, 2009

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The rookie president is busy shredding the intelligence community, and my biggest gripe is I am not sure how much I should talk about it.

But here is something from the UK press that indicates that one of the big names that the Obama administration may try to target with a show trial would be none other than former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice:

A Senate Intelligence Committee document has revealed that Condoleezza Rice personally approved the CIA’s use of waterboarding on al-Qaeda suspects.

The report describes a meeting between then-CIA Director George Tenet and Dr Rice in July 2002. The Secretary of State “advised that the CIA could proceed with its proposed interrogation” of alleged al-Qaeda terrorist Abu Zubaydah, the report said.

In 2003, the CIA briefed Dr Rice, Dick Cheney and John Ashcroft, the Attorney General, on the use of waterboarding and other methods including week-long sleep deprivation, forced nudity and the use of stress positions. The Senate report says that officials “reaffirmed that the CIA program was lawful and reflected administration policy”.

So here we have it, 3 of the biggest, juiciest targets that the hate Bush crew at MoveOn and Code Pink could ever imagine having in their cross-hairs. No wonder they are willing to destroy the trust in the presidency and the safety of our nation to try to shame them.

We will regret this day.

BTW – I love the fact that the UK papers still understand how to actually investigate and report. All you going-broke types in the US; try this out, it just might work

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