Thursday, April 16, 2009

Deadline on Secret Memos

The Obama administration faces a deadline on the release of secret OLC torture memos today. As Glenn Greenwald makes clear, the only possible reason for not releasing them is to spare the CIA embarrassment...or greater momentum for a criminal investigation. In other related government malfeasance news, the Senate Intelligence Committee pledges to "get the facts" regarding news that the NSA exceeded it's Congressional authority and spied on Americans in recent months. Frankly, I'll be highly surprised if that actually happens, or they bother to reveal to us the full extend of "the facts" they uncover.

UPDATE: The Obama administration has decided to release the memos (h/t Adam.) I'm pleased by this news, though I expect to be outraged all over again when I read the memos themselves.

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