Saturday, June 06, 2009

U.S. Lawyers Agreed on Legality of Harsh Interrogations

Well this is surprising and interesting! What is also surprising is unapologetic left wing rag like the New York Times would actually bring this up because it shoots the Lefts arguments all to hell. Of course it is all Bush’s fault.
WASHINGTON — When Justice Department lawyers engaged in a sharp internal debate in 2005 over brutal interrogation techniques, even some who believed that using tough tactics was a serious mistake agreed on a basic point: the methods themselves were legal.

Previously undisclosed Justice Department e-mail messages, interviews and newly declassified documents show that some of the lawyers, including James B. Comey, the deputy attorney general who argued repeatedly that the United States would regret using harsh methods, went along with a 2005 legal opinion asserting that the techniques used by the Central Intelligence Agency were lawful.
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