Wednesday, November 09, 2005

what's more serious, the torture or the leak?

Rather than investigate whether or not we have secret torture-prisons in East Europe, the GOP leadership of Congress wants to investigate how this information was leaked. An example of Congress' inability to do the right thing, and dark moment for American democracy and our commitment to rule of law and human rights. Even GOP members like Christopher Shays and Lindsey Graham think they should be investigating the torture and the prisons, not the disclosure.

Ironically, despite Frist & Hastert's "if accurate" disclaimer, this request for an investigation implicitly assumes that such hidden prisons, a new American gulag, do exist.