Regarding all of the news
released yesterday about the official limitations on government torture, here's the key paragraph:
"While most top AQ suspects are believed to be in CIA custody, the released documents focus on interrogations by the military. The Post says the White House's top lawyer "refused to comment on techniques used by the CIA, beyond saying that they 'are lawful and do not constitute torture.'"
So, basically, this could mean that the CIA follows the Orwellian OLC memo
's reasoning that torture isn't always torture (Prof. Michael Froomkin
has been all over
the memo--check him out).
Read more here from TP here
P.S. Doesn't it make you feel a little better knowing that the former head of the OLC and the author of the OLC memo is now Judge ByBee
of the 9th Circuit? Yeah, I thought so... and if you google him you can even look at the Federalist's Society's evite
for a party.
-Ziggy Stardust 10:27 EST |