Sunday, July 12, 2009

Abandon Hope All Ye

Yesterday, I treated this new Newsweek report that Eric Holder is "leaning toward appointing a prosecutor to investigate the Bush administration's brutal interrogation practices" as something to celebrate. But new facts about what that investigation would entail and, more importantly, would exclude -- facts added by today's Washington Post -- strongly suggest it's the opposite. At least if that article is to be believed -- and it seems clear that Holder dispatched his allies to leak his plans in order to gauge reaction -- the investigation will only target "rogue" CIA interrogators who exceeded the limits of what John Yoo authorized, and would not include high-level policy makers who authorized the torture tactics and implemented America's torture regime:

  Glenn Greenwald

Frankly, I wouldn’t have pegged Glenn Greenwald for someone so na├»ve as to believe Holder would actually be a hero of democracy and justice. Anyone who would is not in a position to do anything about it.

Like Fox Mulder, apparently Greenwald wants to believe.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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