ACLU Gets DOJ Legal Documents on Interrogation Policies

The ACLU says:

“The background paper and the rest of the Justice Department OLC documents turned over today shed further light on the origins and scope of the Bush administration’s torture program,” said Amrit Singh, a staff attorney for the ACLU. “These documents provide critical details about the CIA’s detention and interrogation program following the enactment of the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005, which prohibited the cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of prisoners in U.S. custody overseas. It is troubling to see that many of the CIA’s coercive interrogation methods survived despite the passage of that law. Collectively, the OLC documents, along with the CIA Inspector General report released earlier today, further underscore the need for a full investigation into the torture of prisoners and those who authorized it.

The Obama administration made a commitment to transparency, and the release of documents related to the Bush administration’s torture program is a positive step.”

More of the newly released Office of Legal Counsel documents are here.

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    by eric on Tue Aug 25, 2009 at 02:37:48 PM EST
    on these documents.  It is all CYA after the fact.  These aren't opinions, they are attempts to exculpate.