Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Gimme some of that good, good torture

C.I.A. Asks Criminal Inquiry Over Secret-Prison Article

Republican leaders in Congress also jumped into the matter over The Post's article, asking the Intelligence Committees of the House and the Senate on Tuesday to investigate whether classified material had been disclosed. At the same time, the Senate rejected a Democratic call for an independent commission that would conduct an investigation into claims of abuses of detainees in American custody.

That kinda says it all, doesn't it. The Republican leaders care about the leak, presumably because they want the U.s. to maintain these "black sites" without any pesky oversight. But they don't want to talk about what is happening to detainees at those sites, or at any other detention facilities.

This puts the Congressional Republicans in the pro-torture camp, does it not? Odd, because it seemed that Congress was rejecting Cheney's pleas against the McCain amendment. Guess they decided that due process and human rights aren't all that, after all.


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