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are you for prosecution for cases that went "beyond approved limits"?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Justice Department officials have urged President Barack Obama to reinvestigate CIA prisoner abuse cases, raising the prospect of a damaging political sideshow as Obama seeks to focus on healthcare and climate change.

The department's ethics watchdog has recommended considering prosecuting Central Intelligence Agency employees or contractors for harsh interrogations in Iraq and Afghanistan that went beyond approved limits, a government official said.

The development came as the Justice Department prepares to release a long-awaited CIA inspector general report that will offer new details of prisoner abuse, such as coercing terrorism suspects to confess after threats of bodily harm.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090824/pl_nm/us_usa_cia_justice

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 1:02 PM on Aug. 24, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Sorry how do you abuse a prisoner? For all I know, they lost all rights when entering that place. Maybe they should be more careful of what they do and who they associate themselves with.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:03 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  •  what a traitor you are.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:03 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Sorry how do you abuse a prisoner? For all I know, they lost all rights when entering that place. Maybe they should be more careful of what they do and who they associate themselves with.


    Just so we are clear, THOUSANDS were RELEASED and never charged with anything. LESS than 5 people were ever charged as being an actual terrorist (from the CIA interrogations) . Poeple were being PAID to turn in "suspected " terrorists, many were turning in their neighbors for the $$ as they were destitute. No evidence needed. As for "losing their rights"..Is that what you think America stands for?

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:07 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • what a traitor you are.


    Being a traitor? For what? questioning our government? Thought that was patriotic....Guess only when it agrees with YOU. America is NOT about torturing people especially people who are not even proven to be guilty...

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:08 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • December 16, 2006; 8:20 AM

    -- The Pentagon called them "among the most dangerous, best-trained, vicious killers on the face of the earth," sweeping them up after Sept. 11 and hauling them in chains to a U.S. military prison in southeastern Cuba. Since then, hundreds of the men have been transferred from Guantanamo Bay to other countries, many of them for "continued detention." And then set free.

    Decisions by more than a dozen countries in the Middle East, Europe and South Asia to release the former Guantanamo detainees raise questions about whether they were really as dangerous as the United States claimed, or whether some of America's staunchest allies have set terrorists and militants free.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/16/AR2006121600200.html
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:09 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • you are all for the ones who destroy AMerica, Questioning is one thing, but owning it is something else, as you seem to do.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:12 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • This is just going to completely undermine our ability to protect ourselves and our country! If the intelligence people have to worry that some new ::cough bleeding heart, naive,liberal, no military experienced, morons :: administration decides the rules have changed and NOW what you did THEN was wrong. What we said was confidential THEN isn't confidential NOW. Also it will undermine our credibility with foreign intelligence agencies. They aren't going to want to help us if they thing THEY will have their info released later!

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 1:15 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Ladies is it any wonder how we ended up with a president who has been buddy buddy with people like Ayers and Rev Wright? I think not
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 1:17 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Yeah, you really get to see it first hand on here, tn...thats so sad.
    tyme4me2day

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 1:19 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Abuse by WHOSE standards. Threats are not illegal nor is teh dreaded waterboarding. Sorry, this administration has to learn they cannot make up their own new rules and then prosecute the last administration for not obeying them.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:18 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

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