Terrorist "abuse" vs. Americans "abused".
This shell game is too much to take. "Seven of the 10 living former CIA chiefs Friday urged President Obama to overrule his attorney general and not reopen investigations into CIA employees" -- as if Obama is not behind the whole thing. Override? Who are they kidding? How disingenuous. But I guess they know what a megalomaniac the mirror man is -- so they are trying to give him a respectable out to this national suicide plan.
Seven of the 10 living former CIA chiefs Friday urged President Obama to overrule his attorney general and not reopen investigations into CIA employees who may have abused detainees during the George W. Bush administration.
The former directors warned that further investigations would demoralize current CIA officers and might also lead allied intelligence services to suspend or scale back cooperation with the United States because the judicial probes could disclose joint operations and activities.
In a letter released Friday, the former directors of the CIA, who included Democratic and Republican appointees, wrote: "If criminal investigations closed by career prosecutors during one administration can so easily be reopened at the direction of political appointees in the next, declinations of prosecution will be rendered meaningless. Those men and women who undertake difficult intelligence assignments in the aftermath of an attack such as September 11 must believe there is permanence in the legal rules that govern their actions."
The former CIA directors who signed the letter are: Michael V. Hayden, Porter J. Goss, George J. Tenet, John Deutch, R. James Woolsey, William H. Webster and James R. Schlesinger. The only living CIA directors who did not sign the letter are former President George H.W. Bush, current defense secretary Robert M. Gates and former President Jimmy Carter's CIA director, Stansfield Turner.
A former government official familiar with the drafting of the letter said the elder Mr. Bush was not asked to sign the letter because he is a former president and Mr. Gates was not asked to sign because he is currently serving in the administration.
In response to the letter, Paul Gimigliano, a CIA spokesman, said the agency "is cooperating with the official reviews now in progress, in part to see that they move as expeditiously as possible. The goal is to ensure that current agency operations - on which the safety of our country depends - center on protecting the nation."
Obama seeks to protect these savages ..............GRAPHIC!