Sunday, July 19, 2009

Predictable: Feingold Wants CIA Investigated


3,000 Americans get killed by Al-Quaeda on September 11, 2001.

Shortly thereafter, the President of the US announces that the US will be going after AlQuaeda leadership in retribution. United States citizens stand up and cheer, following the lead of the rescue-workers on the scene at the World Trade Center.

The Washington Post reports that announcement.

NOW Russ Feingold, LeftyWacko, doesn't like it?

Sen. Russ Feingold is joining the growing ranks of congressional members asking Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate a clandestine CIA program to capture or kill al-Qaida leaders. The program, which reportedly was kept from Congress for eight years at the direction of former Vice President Dick Cheney, was canceled recently by CIA Director Leon Panetta.

"We should not lose sight of the fact that the program itself, as authorized, was illegal, not to mention immoral and unwise," Feingold said in a letter to Holder. In the letter, Feingold encouraged Holder to "focus on holding accountable the architects of the CIA's interrogation program."

Umnnnh.....Rusty.....exactly what did you say about this when it appeared in the WaPo?

Something stinks, and it is not Cheney/Bush/CIA. It smells more like the Pelosi-Hate America combine of snarky twits.


Deekaman said...

I disagree with your conclusion. I believe this is all about discrediting Bush/Cheney and possibly even bringing a criminal complaint. These guys are still upset over the Clinton impeachment Lying under oath (if you're a Democrat) doesn't bother these guys, but protecting the country apparently does.

Anonymous said...

Feingold is the greatest defender of the constitution we have in the whole of congress. He was one of the lone voices against torture of detainees (war crimes), the pointless iraq war, warrantless spying on americans. Say what you will but unlike most democrats he has a spine and is not a pelosi/reid shill. I am proud to have him as my senator, and he is the ONLY politician I have ever professed pride in.

Dan said...

I do have to give Feingold credit. He is consistant. Many times, he is wrong, but he is consistant.
The question is, would I want a consistant liberal who I know will stand upto his ideals or a wishy washy spineless conservative wannabe?

Anonymous said...

My biggest issues are civil liberties and the rule of law, Feingold is a champion of both (except gun control which pisses me off quite a bit). But the republicans (and most democrats) buckled when the Bush administration repeatedly eroded our rights. Anyone who stands up against the patriot act (the first vote was 99-1) has my vote