Seven former directors of the Central Intelligence Agency on Friday urged President Obama to reverse Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to hold a criminal investigation of CIA interrogators who used enhanced techniques on detainees.
The directors, whose tenures span back as far as 35 years, wrote a letter to the president saying the cases have already been investigated by the CIA and career prosecutors, and to reconsider those decisions makes it difficult for agents to believe they can safely follow legal guidance.
"Attorney General Holder's decision to re-open the criminal investigation creates an atmosphere of continuous jeopardy for those whose cases the Department of Justice had previously declined to prosecute," they wrote.
"Those men and women who undertake difficult intelligence assignments in the aftermath of an attack such as September 11 must believe there is permanence in the legal rules that govern their actions," the seven added.
I like this comment the best:
"Who ISN'T calling for the end of this ridiculousness.........EXCEPT OBAMA! We can't investigate ACORN fraud and criminal activity, and we can't investigate Charlie Rengal and Chris Dodd for corruption and tax evasion, we can't prosecute the crazy ACLU people for outing CIA agents, and we can't prosecute the Black Panthers for intimidating folks at AN OFFICIAL POLLING PLACE (they're black, so I'm guessing that would be RACIST?!) ........ but we CAN continue to pursue the good men & women that doing everything in their power to make sure that another 9/11 doesn't take out you, your family, and our VERY WAY OF LIFE! Obama is becoming an embarrassment and a disgrace. HTTP://WWW.IRRITATING.ME"