As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Thursday, August 20, 2009

So You Don't Prosecute Our Friends For Wrongdoing, We'll Politicize 9-11

Danger, Eric Holder - apparently Republican Senators want you to know that if you actually obey the rule of law, you're killing innocent people just like the terrorists did when they flew into the World Trade Center.

Leading GOP lawmakers cautioned U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. on Wednesday against opening an investigation into alleged CIA interrogation abuses, saying that such an inquiry could have serious national security repercussions.

"It is well past time for the Obama administration to lift the cloud that has been placed over those in the intelligence community and let them return to the job of saving American lives," the lawmakers wrote in a letter to Holder signed by nine Republican senators. An investigation that distracts the CIA, the lawmakers said, "could leave us more vulnerable to attack."

Among those who signed the letter were Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), the minority whip; Sen. Christopher S. Bond of Missouri, the ranking Republican on the intelligence committee; and Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the top Republican on the judiciary committee.

If Republicans are being dicks, rest assured that Jon Kyl is in the middle of it. He also thinks immigrants should get a death sentence for overstaying their visas. So I'm sure Kyl wrote this part of the letter himself:

"The 9/11 Commission emphasized that keeping our country safe from foreign attack requires that the Justice Department work cooperatively with the intelligence community, but the appointment of a special prosecutor would irresponsibly and unnecessarily drive a wedge between the two."

Shorter Republicans - if you actually enforce laws against torture, the terrorists will have already won.

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