Here we go again. The CIA wants to use the "Kiefer Sutherland" rule as its base point for torture now. Joel Surnow would be proud The Justice Depart
May 2, 2008

Here we go again. The CIA wants to use the "Kiefer Sutherland" rule as its base point for torture now. Joel Surnow would be proud

The Justice Department has told Congress that American intelligence operatives attempting to thwart terrorist attacks can legally use interrogation methods that might otherwise be prohibited under international law. The legal interpretation, outlined in recent letters, sheds new light on the still-secret rules for interrogations by the Central Intelligence Agency. It shows that the administration is arguing that the boundaries for interrogations should be subject to some latitude, even under an executive order issued last summer that President Bush said meant that the C.I.A. would comply with international strictures against harsh treatment of detainees...read on

I say Surnow gets the Medal of Freedom before Bush's term ends. What say you?

Bush: Joel Surnow is a real model of what a true patriot is all about. In honor of your constant use of torture during your wonderful television series that brings tears to the eyes of millions Americans as you try your best to desensitize America to the moral outrage torture would normally cause. I thank you, the country thanks you, but most importantly, Freedom thanks you.

It's good news that Dr. Evil's soulmate, David Addington is going to testify next week. He must really feel that the fix is in with the Republicans on the committee or thinks this is a no-brainer for him. I seem to remember Roger Clemens getting the royal treatment from Republicans during his hearing too although he didn't like Henry Waxman (YouTube) all that much.

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I'd like to ask the Rocket how did that work out? I'm hearing that only one Republican responded to the NY Daily News enquiries into the recent revelations about Roger and a fifteen year old country singer because of his insistence of having a hearing. How's that working out for you, Roger? Sometimes you don't get the things that you wish for, Mr Addington.

Meanwhile dday finds out that: the Justice Department is perfectly happy with undermining international law with the fig leaf of "fighting terrorism"

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