Big news form Newsweek on Attorney General Eric Holder
Holder, 58, may be on the verge of asserting his independence in a profound way. Four knowledgeable sources tell NEWSWEEK that he is now leaning toward appointing a prosecutor to investigate the Bush administration’s brutal interrogation practices, something the president has been reluctant to do. While no final decision has been made, an announcement could come in a matter of weeks, say these sources, who decline to be identified discussing a sensitive law-enforcement matter. Such a decision would roil the country, would likely plunge Washington into a new round of partisan warfare, and could even imperil Obama’s domestic priorities, including health care and energy reform. Holder knows all this, and he has been wrestling with the question for months. “I hope that whatever decision I make would not have a negative impact on the president’s agenda,” he says. “But that can’t be a part of my decision.”
In the telling and masterfully written article, much of the personality of AG Eric Holder is revealed. Apparently, if the Obama/Biden Administration was planning on whitewashing the crimes of the last Administration, they picked the wrong guy. Holder exhibits a strong character and a legal mind that is no enemy of the rule of law. Rather, he is a huge threat to the politicized executive branch, in particular the branches previously controlled by Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Scooter Libby, among other war criminals. I strongly suggest that everyone who demands justice and equality as the main course of their Democracy (D) give this article a long hard read, better yet two.
Now is the time to demand change.
Now, more than ever, we have to YELL LOUDER!
The alternative is NOT AN OPTION.
The Central Intelligence Agency withheld information . . . . .on direct orders from former Vice President Dick Cheney
Just let those words sink in for a minute, as if you hadn’t already guessed.
Well if you guessed, you were right.
On the heels of this news comes the story in today’s New York Times
The Central Intelligence Agency withheld information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress for eight years on direct orders from former Vice President Dick Cheney, the agency’s director, Leon E. Panetta, has told the Senate and House intelligence committees, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said Saturday.
Has your holy shit meter broken yet?