CIA TAPES

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge refused on Wednesday to delve into the destruction of CIA interrogation videos, saying there was no evidence the Bush administration violated a court order and the Justice Department deserved time to conduct its own investigation.

The decision by U.S. District Judge Henry H. Kennedy was a victory for the Bush administration, which had urged the courts not to wade into a politically charged issue already being investigated by the Justice Department, CIA and Congress.

The Kennedy opinion take a bit of a swipe at Gonzales, noting that a presumption of regularity in the investigation

"is especially warranted with respect to the newly appointed Attorney General and Department of Justice lawyers."

Tags: Bush, CIA, Guantanamo Bay (all tags)

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5 Comments

bastards!

I so hate these neo-con bastards!

by kevin22262 2008-01-09 05:00PM | 0 recs
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Why arent our candidates campaigning on this shit right now?

by leewesley 2008-01-09 05:11PM | 0 recs
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theres a congressional investigation going on now, they probably dont want it to interfere.

Maybe they want to get Bush on it first, instead of a court?

by sepulvedaj3 2008-01-09 05:18PM | 0 recs
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The top two issues among Dem primary voters are the economy and the war in Iraq.

Voters want to hear about how they're going to make ends meet with the coming recession.  They want to know when the troops are coming home.  The destroyed CIA tapes, or Chris Dodd's campaign against telecom immunity, just aren't that important to them.

Being a member of the latte-drinking set myself, I have the luxury of worrying about such things and understanding why they're important.  I empathize with those who have more pressing matters on their minds.

by Steve M 2008-01-09 09:09PM | 0 recs
by sepulvedaj3 2008-01-10 02:54PM | 0 recs

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