Thursday, December 11, 2014

Can we at least fire them?

And another, this from Baher Azmy, Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights:
The notion that torturers should be shielded from any consequences for their actions only makes sense in a society in which human rights and constitutional protections have been demoted – no longer our highest values, they are now repeatedly expendable whenever the specter of “national security” is raised. It is a culture that gave rise not only to impunity for torture, but also to the brazenness with which the CIA hacked Senate Intelligence Committee computers, the imperiousness with which Director of National Intelligence James Clapper lied to Congress, and the audacity with which President Obama refuses to fire either him or CIA Director John Brennan for these plainly illegal acts.

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