After I hear this crap that A federal judge appeared reluctant Friday to investigate the destruction of CIA interrogation videotapes while the Justice Department is conducting its own inquiry. U.S. District Judge Henry H. Kennedy is considering whether to delve into the matter and, if so, how deeply. The Bush administration is urging him to back off while it investigates. "Why should the court not permit the Department of Justice to do just that?" Kennedy asked at a court hearing.
The hearing marked the first time that administration lawyers spoke in public and under oath about the matter since the CIA disclosed this month it destroyed the tapes of officers using tough interrogation methods while questioning two al-Qaida suspects.Government lawyer Joseph Hunt said the joint Justice Department-CIA investigation into the destruction of the videos will also seek evidence of whether the government violated any court orders. Hunt promised the judge that, when the investigation is complete, lawyers will tell the court if its rules were violated."It would be unwise and imprudent" for the judge to investigate further, Hunt said.
Unfriggen believable! Yhep let the Justice department investigate themselves, that'll work "for them" Kennedy is bending to threats of some sort and you have top wonder what now?Government Lawyer Joseph hunt guarantees the Judge they will investigate themselves and tell him everything later that otherwise the Judge better leave this alone. Yeh or what? Besides as was reiterated, those guys were not tortured in Cuba but in the Secret CIA prisons overseas we were told didn't exist! This is Damn sickening!
Meanwhile we have the chief idiot, the master fiscal abuser lecturing Democrats for over spending! man I have to stop shaking my head I'm getting whiplash.Having beaten back most of the Democrats’ legislative initiatives, President Bush chided Congress on Thursday for wasteful spending and announced that his budget director would seek ways to reverse some of the thousands of spending projects attached to a huge spending bill.
Mr. Bush said he and the Congress had ended the year “on a high note,” welcoming a new energy bill, provisions to help people struggling to refinance mortgages, a deferral of the alternative minimum tax that could have affected millions of middle-class taxpayers and an agreement on a $555 billion spending plan that avoided new taxes. Frig, yeah thank Bush, shit! Reflecting the partisan divides that overshadowed those accomplishments, he promptly criticized Congress, citing a sluggish pace of work, refusal to adopt other pieces of legislation important to the White House and its affection for pet spending projects known as earmarks. “The omnibus bill was approved at the last minute, nearly three months after the end of the fiscal year,” Mr. Bush said, returning to a near-constant theme of accusing the Democrats who control Congress of fiscal irresponsibility. “When Congress wastes so much time and leaves its work to the final days before Christmas, it is not a responsible way to run this government.” Legendary Hypocrisy
He didn't stymie efforts he blocked them on purpose to make Democrats as worthless as him and that was no tax increase but a rescinding of the asinine Tax cuts for the wealthy. Why can't they call a spade a spade? The ignorance of Bush is obvious but we should at least be able to hold the complicit MSM accountable! Meanwhile the Wall Street Journal is calling the loser Bush the winner as he screws average Americans and underhandedly two faces us and simply continues with his well entrenched plan for total US control and a one world Government through his Forever wars that are just beginning!