Saturday, April 4, 2009

"Holy Hell"

This is what has broken loose in the Obama Administration over a decision to release the torture memos.  According to Michael Isikoff, the Obama administration is divided over releasing memos that provided legal approval for many aspects of the CIA's torture program.  Attorney General Eric Holder approved the decision but White House national security aide John Brennan is working to reverse Holder's decision.  Brennan is a noted supporter of Bush's torture policies and his concern is that public disclosure of these memos will lead foreign allies who participated in various programs to feel embarrassed.

President Obama needs to step in and order the release of these memos.  Some shame and embarrassment is miniscule compared to the actual pain inflicted by torture and a small price to pay for conducting a torture program.

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