Friday, August 14, 2009

Letting Cheney Off the Hook

A Low-Level Investigation

By Joanne Mariner, Counterpunch, Aug 13, 2009

Attorney General Eric Holder appears to be on the verge of appointing a federal prosecutor to investigate Bush-era interrogation abuses.

Citing current and former US officials, the Los Angeles Times said Holder was planning an inquiry that would be narrow in scope. The investigation, which would focus solely on CIA crimes, would examine “whether people went beyond the techniques that were authorized” in memos issued by Bush administration lawyers.

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