Wednesday, January 16, 2008

sorry, i thought you said destroy the tapes

Looks like an administration scapegoat has surfaced in the case of the C.I.A. torture tape destruction. According to Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, the man who destroyed the tapes, C.I.A. employee Jose Rodriguez, was a rogue employee who acted against the wishes of Congress, his superiors, and the will of the people. No doubt, Rodriguez believes he did it for the good of the country, especially since he's now likely to argue that although, yes, he knew it wasn't a good idea, he didn't know that destroying the tapes was illegal. Hopefully, Rodriquez and other administration officials will someday get a chance to try and convince a jury if such arguments are plausible.

source: Associated Press

see also:
m.o.i.: zero tolerance for conspiracy and torture
m.o.i.: bringing some light to a dark hour
m.o.i.: insane clown posse


John "Jerk" LaPointe Navarre said...

when do you think it will become legal to hold these people's bosses accountable with lead pipes and chains?

m.o.i.@ warrior ant press said...

we're trying real hard to get jack bauer out of jail so he can put an end to this crap