WASHINGTON — The director of the Central Intelligence Agency,Leon E. Panetta, has told the House Intelligence Committee in closed-door testimony that the C.I.A. concealed “significant actions” from Congress from 2001 until late last month, seven Democratic committee members said.
Now, if I have to guess how this will be received by the right-wing nutosphere I would guess that this makes Panetta an evil librul traitor. I think the "vindicates Nancy Pelosi" (at least at some level) is going to be missed.
Politico says that the CIA is contesting the truth of what is in the letter. The brain, it aches.
Hopefully further exposure of the CIA's lies will create more pressure on the Administration to release important documents relating to the torture regime. At the moment it is obvious that there will be no public/citizen's dialogue on what we did to detainees and how we can effectively combat terrorism without becoming utter barbarians. President Obama is content to develop a "detention post-acquittal" policy behind closed doors, while his DoJ continues to abuse the state secrets privilege. Maybe establishing the abuse of executive power and utter of the Bush years will incite greater public interest in the lies and excessive executive powers that remain.