So this is how things work in our country now: illegal torture is covered up and nobody gives a shit. The CIA is hereby allowed to do whatever the hell they want, without accountability or consequence. (Probably not much new there.)
But no worries, America. Go back to your reality shows and your “Glee.” Keep watching those sports scores, too — you don’t want to miss those! There’s nothing to see here.
CRIMINAL charges will not be filed against US intelligence officials accused of destroying videotapes showing CIA interrogations of terror suspects.
The US Justice Department announced that the official who headed an ”exhaustive investigation” has decided not to lay criminal charges relating to destruction of the interrogation tapes filmed at secret prisons.
CIA director Leon Panetta said: ”We welcome the decision”.
He said his agency had been co-operating with the inquiry from the beginning and would continue to do so ”but we are pleased that the decision was made not to charge any agency officers for the destruction of the tapes”.
via The Age