Monday, February 20, 2006

News Washing

And not by the Washington Post but yet another hide-the-story story from the Grey Lady.
One of the Pentagon's top civilian lawyers repeatedly challenged the Bush administration's policy on the coercive interrogation of terror suspects, arguing that such practices violated the law, verged on torture and could ultimately expose senior officials to prosecution, a newly disclosed document shows.
The lawyer, Alberto J. Mora, a political appointee who retired Dec. 31 after more than four years as general counsel of the Navy, was one of many dissenters inside the Pentagon. Senior uniformed lawyers in all the military services also objected sharply to the interrogation policy, according to internal documents declassified last year.
Doesn't seem a lot like breaking ranks. It seems the ranks agreed. Nice headline, editorrrr. Amazing how many balls one has to juggle to enforce complacency.


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