Friday, January 09, 2009

Truth, Torture, and CIA Political Power

Talking Points Memo is trying to figure out whether or not the Democratic Congressional leadership has any interest whatsoever in pushing a proposal to establish a Commission on Presidential War Powers and Civil Liberties.

Three cheers for Rep. John Conyers for making this proposal. He's a national treasure.

(Will he also propose a commission on Katrina?)

I believe that such a commission is essential to our ability to repair our international reputation.

It ought to be a no-brainer for the Democratic Congress.

But unfortunately, it's not that simple. An investigation into civil liberties and war powers would invariably examine torture, rendition, and the C.I.A.

Oyster has an essential post examining some early indications that the C.I.A. is dead serious about being left alone.

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