Friday, August 31, 2012

Torture (And How To Get Away With It)

Justice Department Closes CIA Probe Without Charges:

The Justice Department said Thursday that it would not file charges in connection with the deaths of two prisoners held in CIA custody a decade ago, closing the last active criminal investigation into the agency’s treatment of prisoners after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

The decision marks the culmination of a criminal probe that took nearly five years, examined the treatment of about 100 prisoners and branched out far beyond its initial scope — but ultimately produced no charges against any CIA officer.
Sound familiar? (cough, ahem, sniff, hack)
In a statement, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. signaled that the decision had more to do with the difficulties of assembling evidence — from incidents that had happened years earlier in the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq — than with a conclusion that no crime had occurred.

The department has “declined prosecution because the admissible evidence would not be sufficient to obtain and sustain a ­conviction beyond a reasonable doubt,” Holder said.
Remember when I referred to Eric Holder last week as "ineffective and dimwitted"?

You can also add "worst Attorney General ever" to the list that knows no bounds of incompetence.

Change you can believe in. Or something.

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