March 19, 2010

Watch what you say, citizen-traitor

Keepin’ us safer: Cheney, Ashcroft, Tenet, Rumsfeld warned 9/11 Commission about ‘line it should not cross.’

"The reason for this cover-up goes right to the [Bush] White House."

Senior Bush administration officials sternly cautioned the 9/11 Commission against probing too deeply into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, according to a document recently obtained by the ACLU.

The notification came in a letter dated January 6, 2004, addressed by Attorney General John Ashcroft, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and CIA Director George Tenet. The ACLU described it as a fax sent by David Addington, then-counsel to former vice president Dick Cheney.

In the message, the officials denied the bipartisan commission's request to question terrorist detainees, informing its two senior-most members that doing so would "cross" a "line" and obstruct the administration's ability to “protect the nation.”
-- “Protect the…”???! Holy crap. Why aren’t these shitheads in prison?? Lots more here.