Obama Open to Hill Probe of Harsh Interrogations
21 Apr 09 | Raw Story
The Obama administration appears to be backpedaling a bit regarding torture probes of former Bush officials.
Obama told the White House press Tuesday that the four recent Bush administration memos authorizing harsh interrogations released “reflected, in my view, us losing our moral bearings,” and that while CIA employees who followed the guidelines should not be prosecuted, but that “with respect to those who formulated those legal decisions, I would say that that is going to be more of a decision for the Attorney General within the parameters of various laws and I don’t want to prejudge that.”
However, one statement Obama made may give those opposed to investigations all the ammunition they need to derail them.
“I do worry about this getting so politicized that we cannot function effectively and it hampers our ability to carry out critical national security operations,” Obama stated. >>>