Good German

The Jose Rodriguez lesson

Perhaps it’s a bad idea to trust the executive branch to wield the most extreme powers in the dark, with no checks

By Glenn Greenwald, Salon

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 09:44 AM EDT

As I noted last week – and as Pierce elaborated on – the real scandal from the Jose Rodriguez book tour is that the Obama DOJ has protected him and his fellow criminals from all forms of accountability. Yesterday, Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein issued a statement about his 60 Minutes interview matter-of-factly stating that his order to destroy videotapes “illustrates a blatant disregard for the law.” Yes, obviously it does: and that’s what makes the DOJ’s refusal to prosecute him so corrupt. Of course, Executive Branch officials, even when it comes to most egregious crimes, are beyond the rule of law when it comes to actions they take as part of U.S. Government policy.


    • TMC on 05/04/2012 at 15:54

    would have been hung at Nuremberg. He knew waterboarding was torture and against the law but was told it was legal by war criminals with law degrees. This bastard should be in a max security prison for the rest of his life

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