DOJ, CIA Clash Over Interrogator Identifications

As mentioned in the previous post, (http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/the-al-qaeda-seven-lawyers-and-subversion-at-gitmo/) Obama’s Department of Justice has no problem with its ACLU friends taking unauthorized photos of CIA interrogators, and passing them along to muslim terrorist cuthroats at GITMO.
This was just reported today:

The CIA and Justice Department are fighting over a secret investigation into a controversial program by legal supporters of Islamist terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay that involved photographing CIA interrogators and showing the pictures to prisoners, an effort CIA officials say threatens the officers’ lives.

The dispute prompted a meeting Tuesday at CIA headquarters between U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald and senior CIA counterintelligence officials. It is the latest battle between the agency and the department over detainees and interrogations of terrorists.

……According to U.S. officials familiar with the issue, the current dispute involves Justice Department officials who support an effort led by the American Civil Liberties Union to provide legal aid to military lawyers for the Guantanamo inmates. CIA counterintelligence officials oppose the effort and say giving terrorists photographs of interrogators has exposed CIA personnel and their families to possible terrorist attacks.

……The investigation has been under way for many months, but was given new urgency after the discovery last month of additional photographs of interrogators at Guantanamo showing CIA officers and contractors who have carried out interrogations of detainees, according to three officials familiar with the investigation. They spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Findings of the investigation to date produced some signs that the senior al Qaeda detainees at Guantanamo gained intelligence on CIA interrogators through their lawyers that could be used in future legal proceedings.

CIA counterintelligence officials have “serious concerns” that the information will leak out and lead to the terrorists targeting the officers and their families, if the identities are disseminated to terrorists or sympathizers still at large, said one official.
http://washingtontimes.com/news/2010/mar/15/justice-cia-clash-over-probe-of-interrogator-ids/

And the Dems have resurrected an attempt to prosecute CIA interrogators for doing their job:
Via Byron York:

The House is about to debate the 2010 Intelligence Authorization Act (H.R. 2701), and, with all eyes are on the health care summit, Democrats have slipped into the bill a new provision that would establish criminal punishments for CIA agents and other intelligence officials who engage in “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment” during interrogations.

The Democratic addition is called the “Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Interrogations Prohibition Act of 2010,” and it was inserted into the larger intelligence bill without being considered by the House Intelligence Committee. It covers “any officer or employee of the intelligence community” who, during an interrogation, engages in beatings, the infliction pain, forced sexual acts, inducing hypothermia, conducting mock executions or “depriving the [detainee] of necessary food, water, sleep, or medical care.” The bill gives Congress flexibility in defining just what those terms mean, and it would provide for punishments of up to 20 years in prison and life behind bars if a detainee dies as a result of the interrogation.

“This was done without committee review and without any feedback or input from the CIA,” says the House source. “It just showed up in the middle of the night. It specifically targets those who are keeping us safe. It doesn’t respond to what happened at Ft. Hood or Detroit. Instead, it targets the CIA for new criminal punishments.”
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/With-world-watching-health-summit-Dems-sneak-in-measure-to-punish-CIA-85373667.html

B. Hussein Obama and company have done everything they can to obstruct the war against Islamic terror.  They have bent over backward to make muslim jihadist fucksticks feel comfortable instead of punished. They’re viewed as run-of-the-mill criminals instead of dangerous enemy combatants.  Between the undeserved Miranda Rights, the DOJ-appointed ACLU lawyers, thinly disguised animosity toward the military, and the persecution of those who save lives through interrogations, who the hell needs Al Qaeda?
Related article:
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MjU1YjI3MzM2Y2Y2MzJmOTcyNGYxZmJjZWJmYjI3ZTE=

1 thought on “DOJ, CIA Clash Over Interrogator Identifications”

  1. Another reason why the mid-term elections are critical this year. We need to take back the House & Senate and force an investigation and impeachment of Holder, Napolitano and the hamstringing of the rest of these “progressives” who selling out America lock, stock and barrel.

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