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Pursue CIA abuses?

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  Tags: politics   cia   guantanamo   prison   scandal   torture

Background


"The U.S. Justice Department has recommended reopening nearly a dozen prisoner-abuse cases, which could expose CIA employees and contractors to prosecution for their treatment of terrorism suspects, The New York Times said on Monday. The recommendation, reversing the Bush administration, came from the Justice Department's ethics office and has been presented to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder." - from reuters.com

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Arguments For


3000 intelligence reports between Sept 2001 and April 2003 have not been released[1]

Arguments Against


Former vice president Dick Cheney of the US says that it will hurt the morale of the CIA.[2]

Sources


 1  Reuel Marc Gerecht on Interrogating the CIA Aug 29, 2009 Gerecht, Reuel M. (online.wsj.com)
 2  Cheney 'OK' with violating felony torture statute Aug 28, 2009 Kane, Muriel (rawstory.com)
 3  Iranians Say Prison Rape Not New Aug 28, 2009 NYTimes.com

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#politics Someone needs to be accountable for these abuse cases. The justice system exists for a purpose. The right to a fair trial isn't a privilege, it is a birth given right. - thorie (twitter) 0
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Yes! Government agencies are too secretive and will lose the faith of the people. - _fraz_ (twitter) 0

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