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Old 04-03-2009, 02:41 PM
 
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As reported by NEWSWEEK, the White House last month had accepted a recommendation from Attorney General Eric Holder to declassify and publicly release three 2005 memos that graphically describe harsh interrogation techniques approved for the CIA to use against Al Qaeda suspects. But after the story, U.S. intelligence officials, led by senior national-security aide John Brennan, mounted an intense campaign to get the decision reversed, according to a senior administration official familiar with the debate. "Holy hell has broken loose over this," said the official, who asked not to be identified because of political sensitivities.

Obama Team Divided Over Release of Torture Memos | Newsweek Politics | Newsweek.com
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:46 PM
 
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As reported by NEWSWEEK, the White House last month had accepted a recommendation from Attorney General Eric Holder to declassify and publicly release three 2005 memos that graphically describe harsh interrogation techniques approved for the CIA to use against Al Qaeda suspects. But after the story, U.S. intelligence officials, led by senior national-security aide John Brennan, mounted an intense campaign to get the decision reversed, according to a senior administration official familiar with the debate. "Holy hell has broken loose over this," said the official, who asked not to be identified because of political sensitivities.

Obama Team Divided Over Release of Torture Memos | Newsweek Politics | Newsweek.com

Although i'm totally against what the Bush administration allowed with these prisoners, i believe it would be a HUGE mistake to release these reports. But unfortunately they will be released at some time.
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:53 PM
 
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I suggest those memo's stay private, to keep America's image from deteriorating even more.
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:57 PM
 
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Release the memos so future terrorists who read them will know what can happen if they attack the united states.
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Harrisonville
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As reported by NEWSWEEK, the White House last month had accepted a recommendation from Attorney General Eric Holder to declassify and publicly release three 2005 memos that graphically describe harsh interrogation techniques approved for the CIA to use against Al Qaeda suspects. But after the story, U.S. intelligence officials, led by senior national-security aide John Brennan, mounted an intense campaign to get the decision reversed, according to a senior administration official familiar with the debate. "Holy hell has broken loose over this," said the official, who asked not to be identified because of political sensitivities.

Obama Team Divided Over Release of Torture Memos | Newsweek Politics | Newsweek.com

I think he almost has to release them, now that indictments are being filed in Europe. These guys broke the law and have blood on their hands. Although the ex-Bushmasters are trying to make light of it, Gonzales and Yoo cancelled trips abroad when the indictments were announced. This willl haunt them for the rest of their lives and eventually one of them will get nabbed in an airport or something, like Pinochet. It's not that likely that they would be tried, but it establishes that what they did was illegal and unacceptable among civilized people. It enters into the very definition of what is civilized. I'm looking forward to the part where they start ratting each other out, which will come. Barack should follow the advice of America's Top Cop, and ignore the political advice. This is not an issue to be on the wrong side of if he wants to see a second term.

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Old 04-03-2009, 03:22 PM
 
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I suggest those memo's stay private, to keep America's image from deteriorating even more.
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