Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Bush lawyers knew about the destroyed CIA interrogation (TORTURE) videos, criminal investigation launched

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into the destruction of CIA interrogation videotapes and Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey appointed an outside prosecutor to oversee the case. The CIA acknowledged last month that it destroyed videos of officers using tough interrogation methods while questioning two al-Qaida suspects. The acknowledgment sparked a congressional inquiry and a preliminary investigation by Justice.

Consider these facts and statements:
  • Bush says, "We don't torture."
  • Bush reserves the right to torture by subverting the McCain bill to ban torture by issuing a signing statement.
  • Four White House lawyers discussed the destruction of the CIA videos, including Harriet Miers, one of Bush's closest associates.
  • 9/11 Commission chairman, Thomas Kean says: "Those who knew about those videotapes -- and did not tell us about them -- obstructed our investigation." -
  • Bush says he didn't know the CIA 'interrogation' videos were destroyed.
And Bush expects people to believe him?
Covering up possible evidence of torture - another example of compassionate conservatism


Constitutional expert Jonathan Turley said that as many as six criminal offenses could be involved in the 9/11 Commission charge alone, including obstruction of Congress, obstruction of justice, perjury, and conspiracy.

However, Turley emphasized that the real crime under investigation is not merely obstruction, but the actual torture documented by the tapes. "It is still, even after the last seven years, a crime to torture suspects," Turley commented.

Turley suggested that under those circumstances, the failure to appoint a special prosecutor was a serious problem, because "the investigation will essentially be the Justice Department investigating itself. ... Picking some guy in Connecticut or Cincinnati or Delaware or any other state doesn't make any difference. His boss is Michael Mukasey. And Michael Mukasey's boss is the president of the United States. If torture occurred, he [Bush] was the guy who ordered it."


Sounds like another Bush lie:

Kind of like when it was revealed that the convicted felon Jack Abramoff had 485 contacts with the White House and raised at least a quarter million dollars for Bush/GOP campaigns, Cheney ordered the Secret Service White House visitors logs destroyed, and millions of White House emails were 'lost.'

After all this, President George Bush says of Abramoff:
"I don't know him"

And the devoted Bushies will tell you - the President never lied.


Anonymous said...

They did?


William said...

So, it's a coverup, a criminal act that it seems Bush was fully aware of and now lies about.

The US commission that examined the September 11, 2001 terror attacks accused the CIA Wednesday of having obstructed their investigation by withholding information about videotaped interrogations of terror suspects.

Bush was clearly a participant in this obstruction.

Snakeeater said...

It's spelled "devout", moron.