Via the International Herald Tribune:
WASHINGTON: The Central Intelligence Agency has acknowledged for the first time the existence of two classified documents, including one signed by President George W. Bush, that have guided the agency's interrogation and detention of terror suspects.We all know that "We Don't Torture." I guess we'll soon find out what - exactly - we are doing at detention facilities spread around the globe, out of the eye of American citizens and beyond the reach of the American Judicial system.
The CIA disclosed the existence of the documents in a letter Friday sent from the agency's associate general counsel, John McPherson, to lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union.
The contents of the documents were not revealed, but one document, as described by the ACLU, is "a directive signed by President Bush granting the CIA the authority to set up detention facilities outside the United States and outlining interrogation methods that may be used against detainees."
The second document, according to the group is a Justice Department legal analysis "specifying interrogation methods that the CIA may use against top Al Qaeda members."
The ACLU hopes to make these documents public. A Democratic House and Senate will do much to encourage that, I would think.
If I were BushCo. I'd be scared shitless.
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