Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Holder to Appoint a Special Prosecutor to Investigate CIA Interrogators And Contractors

For all Obama's rhetoric about 'looking forward' and 'not looking back', his Attorney General Eric Holder's decision has just accomplished the opposite. A cynical person might think this is some sort of effort to divert attention from his failing health care over haul pitch, but this could present another problematic discussion regarding if people should take what Obama says seriously as he breaks another pledge.


"Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has decided to appoint a prosecutor to examine nearly a dozen cases in which CIA interrogators and contractors may have violated anti-torture laws and other statutes when they allegedly threatened terrorism suspects, according to two sources familiar with the move. Holder is poised to name John Durham, a career Justice Department prosecutor from Connecticut, to lead the inquiry, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the process is not complete."

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