Spanish government gets tired of judges playing Junior ICC.
(Via AoSHQ Headlines) I will now treat the news that Spain has decided to put its judges back under some semblance of control and respect for sovereignty: Spain is moving to rein in its investigative judges from trying alleged crimes against humanity from around the world, a role that has led to high-profile cases against the governments of the U.S., China, Israel and others. Under | Read More »
Americans believe Obama’s release of CIA memos endangers national security
Rasmussen finds 58% of Americans believe the Obama administration’s recent release of CIA memos endangers the national security of the United States. Sizable majorities of Republicans and unaffiliated voters say the release of the CIA memos about the interrogations hurts national security. Democrats are evenly divided on whether the release hurt national security or helped the image of the United States abroad. Other findings: Americans | Read More »
Shame on Holder for politicizing secret memos
Eric Holder, President Obama’s Attorney General, has shamelessly adopted the tactics of the disgraced prosecutors of Senator Stevens. Holder has now released 11 formerly classified legal memoranda. These cherry picked legal opinions have been seized upon by left-wing extremists to call for prosecutions of those involved in interrogations of terrorists such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. According to the 9/11 Commission Report, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was | Read More »
Robert Gates Doesn’t Believe in Secrets
The Washington Post reports that Defense Secretary Robert Gates broke with CIA Director Leon Panetta, and four past CIA Directors from Republican and Democratic administrations, to counsel President Barack Obama to release selected CIA memos describing enhanced interrogation techniques used to extract information from captured terrorists. His reason? It must have been a good one. Robert M. Gates indicates that he supported the release of | Read More »
Obama caught between rock and a hard place on ‘torture.’
Rep Peter Hoekstra of Michigan would like to remind people in general – and the White House in particular – that the events of the last eight years didn’t actually occur in a vacuum: Congress Knew About the Interrogations Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair got it right last week when he noted how easy it is to condemn the enhanced interrogation program “on a | Read More »
MSM Misses Point on Freedom Memos
The recent release by the Obama administration of memos addressing interrogation methods has the media up in arms. Their indignation is simply a waste of ink, effort and liberal intelligence. All their release has proven is that Bush and his administration kept Freedom right here at home. These Freedom Memos overwhelmingly indicate great care was taken in reviewing current law and treaties as well as internationally | Read More »
Cheney Doubles Down on ‘torture’ memos.
(Via Andrew Malcolm) Former Vice President Dick Cheney has indicated that last week’s disclosure / distraction involving four CIA ‘torture’ memos is critically incomplete, as it fails to give results. He wants the full story released: “One of the things that I find a little bit disturbing about this recent disclosure,” Cheney tells Hannity, “is they put out the legal memos, the memos that the | Read More »