Saturday, December 08, 2007

Republicans Don’t Want Probe of Tape Destruction

Richard Blair, I don’t really know if the title of this post is true or not, and it really doesn’t matter, because it’s just as “true” as the title of this news article:

Democrats Want Probe of Tape Destruction

The implication of this headline is that the destruction of the CIA torture porn is strictly a partisan issue, and also by implication that there is an ideological divide where 50% of the country supports this act of obstruction of justice (the conservatives) and 50% of the country finds the destruction of the tapes…Nixonian (the liberals). I can’t believe that to be the case. There’s no doubt that some Republicans must also be aghast by this development.

So, why does the AP feel moved to make this a partisan issue? When the CIA decided to “Rosemary Woods” the torture tapes, the destruction became an issue of American values - the preservation of evidence in criminal proceedings, and once again, the issue of torture as a vehicle for obtaining information.

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