21 September, 2009

About Those CIA Directors

I'm sure you're going to hear at least one credulous acquaintance babble about something like, "Those CIA directors wrote that letter to President Obama saying how very awful it would be if the Justice Department actually did its job, so therefore investigating must be a bad idea!"

Here's the only proper response:
Can someone tell me what kind of arrogance would lead someone to write a letter like this, and more importantly, why anyone would pay attention to it?

We respectfully urge you to exercise your authority to reverse Attorney General Holder’s August 24 decision to re-open the criminal investigation of CIA interrogations that took place following the attacks of September 11.

Uh, at least three of the people who signed this are implicated in the crime. How absurd it is that they are strutting around like some sort of heroes, when in fact they are publicly urging the president to engage in a cover-up from which they stand to benefit.
Naked self-interest, anyone?

1 comment:

Chris Rhetts said...

You can bet your last spoonful of Casi Cielo that the deeper this investigation gets, the more likely it is that the very signers of this letter are going to start turning on each other. I can't wait to see which one will be the first to pull a Henry Hill...