Release of torture memos might lead to CIA fearing the law... Damn!

From The Economist:

Mr Obama says that he will not seek to prosecute the CIA operatives who carried out directives while “relying in good faith upon legal advice from the Department of Justice.” Mr Obama’s critics say that he has done the intelligence community a disservice simply by releasing the memos. Michael Hayden and Michael Mukasey, respectively the former director of the CIA and former attorney-general, say that the move will “invite the kind of institutional timidity and fear of recrimination that weakened intelligence gathering in the past, and that we came sorely to regret on Sept 11, 2001.”

Did somebody say nine-eleven? Run for cover!


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