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  •  Holder knows exactly what needs to be done (3+ / 0-)
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    Valtin, Chacounne, MsGrin

    I believe he will be a FANTASTIC and most importantly, a very effective AG.

    We are at the moment when our lives must be placed on the line if our nation is to survive its own folly. -Martin Luther King.

    by Eyes Wide Open on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 08:30:48 PM PST

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    •  You know what (4+ / 0-)

      I believe you. I hope I'm not living a fantasy here. We'll know soon enough, anyway. Perhaps Holder is hoping for grand jury indictments in the Durham investigation re the destruction of the CIA tapes. Boy would that be a gift. A GOP investigator goes after the CIA on torture cover-up... and who ordered it... with connections more strongly into the Oval Office than even the Plame affair allowed. That would certainly be popcorn time!

      War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, The lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade Invictus

      by Valtin on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 08:50:23 PM PST

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      •  Did you read what I posted about (2+ / 0-)
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        Chacounne, MsGrin

        The Crawford decision on torture?  That is the smoking gun.  That was the coup d' gras of the Bush Adminstration officials who had knowledge of, who offered opinions, and who did not immediately resign when they were informed.

        I am serious.  They are fucked.

        We are at the moment when our lives must be placed on the line if our nation is to survive its own folly. -Martin Luther King.

        by Eyes Wide Open on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 08:53:31 PM PST

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        •  Agreed (9+ / 0-)

          You know that her pronouncement was made for special effect, because it was given to Bob Woodward, long the recipient of certain leaks/cover-ups/interviews, and expressing something very heavy is coming down from government circles.

          Remember, Woodward knew "Deep Throat" not because he was a reporter, but at met him when he worked for ONI (Office of Naval Intelligence).

          A virtual civil war is going on inside the military and the various intelligence agencies right now on the matter of interrogations and torture. It's outcome is still in some doubt, however. But the Crawford revelations were meant to fuck up the pro-torture party. We will see what happens, but you know what I think: we must keep pushing and writing and shouting, and put all the pressure on we can to bring these torturers to the bar, and to eliminate all traces of torture from our government.

          War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, The lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade Invictus

          by Valtin on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 09:45:01 PM PST

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