LAT VIA DRUDGE:
THIS GOES AGAINST FOUR PREVIOUS D'S-CIA AND EVEN THE CURRENT ONE - PANETTA, WHO WROTE THIS:
Insiders say Atty. Gen. Eric Holder is close to naming a prosecutor to look into reports of excessive waterboarding and other unauthorized methods. Convictions could be hard to get.
Reporting from Washington -- U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. is poised to appoint a criminal prosecutor to investigate alleged CIA abuses committed during the interrogation of terrorism suspects, current and former U.S. government officials said.
A senior Justice Department official said that Holder envisioned an inquiry that would be narrow in scope, focusing on "whether people went beyond the techniques that were authorized" in Bush administration memos that liberally interpreted anti-torture laws.
The time has come for both Democrats and Republicans to take a deep breath and recognize the reality of what happened after Sept. 11, 2001. The question is not the sincerity or the patriotism of those who were dealing with the aftermath of Sept. 11. The country was frightened, and political leaders were trying to respond as best they could. Judgments were made. Some of them were wrong. But that should not taint those public servants who did their duty pursuant to the legal guidance provided.OBAMA AND HOLDER WOULD RATHER CRIPPLE OUR CIA AND FURTHER AID THE ENEMY, THAN JUST "MOVE ON" (YOU SHOULD PARDON THE EXPRESSION!).
AND MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT: THIS WILL SEND A CHILL THROUGHOUT THE CIA - AND EVERY CLANDESTINE INTELLIGENCE AND DEFENSE AGENCY IN OUR GOVERNMENT AND THAT OF OUR ALLIES AROUND THE WORLD.
THIS MAKES US WEAKER AND LESS SAFE!
OBAMA AND HOLDER ARE A CLEAR AND PRESENT THREAT TO THE USA AND THE FREE WORLD.
IF LEON PANETTA HAS A SHRED OF INTEGRITY HE WILL RESIGN.