Tuesday, June 09, 2009

DOJ Lawyers Said Enhanced Techniques Legal

Technorati turns up this article in the ABA Journal, with the interesting headline, "Some DOJ Lawyers Who Questioned Waterboarding Agreed it Was Legal".

Usually, "some" means "not all", but:

In 2005, Justice Department lawyers differed over the propriety of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques for terrorism suspects, but all agreed that it was legal.

Even lawyers who raised objections to some of the methods—including James Comey and Daniel Levin—agreed they were legal under a 1994 anti-torture law, the New York Times reports. The newspaper bases its report on previously undisclosed e-mail messages, interviews and recently declassified documents.

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It's still legal. Get over it.

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