Sunday, December 9, 2007


How about this little gem:

Since September 2002, the CIA has been briefing Congress' "Gang of Four"—senior members of the House and Senate intelligence committees (including Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.)—on the use of "advanced interrogation techniques" and secret overseas prisons. It's not clear what the group was told, but their attitude was one of "quiet acquiescence, if not outright support." After press leaks in 2005, they started to voice concerns, prompting the CIA to brief other committee members as well.
I'm not sure just how true this is, but it wouldn't surprise me. It's simply stunning just how nuts this country went after 911. It's a reminder that democracy and civil liberties are very very fragile, just as fragile as human nature.

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