January 2, 2008

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Keith Olbermann discusses with GW University Law Professor Jonathan Turley about the recently announced Department of Justice investigation on the disappeared CIA torture tapes and how through conflicts and a lack of independence, the chance of justice actually being served has been hampered once again by the Bush Administration.

Many people in Congress and in the White House and at Justice Department are framing this as an obstruction investigation, as if what’s on those tapes is an episode of “Barney”. What’s on those tapes is the original crime in the scandal and that’s the crime of torturing people. It is still—even after the last seven years—a crime to torture suspects. [..]

And so what most of us wanted was someone independent to come in, somebody who was not within this line of…this chain of command to investigate these things independently, but nobody seriously wants that. And I’m not talking about just Republicans. This investigation now involves a range of crimes and a number of people that make it more serious than what originally triggered Watergate. And I can’t imagine a case for a better call for a Special Counsel.

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