Wonderland Wire

news that’s really fit to print

Obama Open to Hill Probe of Harsh Interrogations

with one comment

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. >>>

Advertisements

Written by Editors

21 April 2009 at 12:48 pm

One Response

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. […] Obama Open to Hill Probe of Harsh Interrogations (21 Apr 09) […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: