Saturday, December 8, 2007

Tales of the Tapes

Former CIA agent Larry Johnson explains about the destroyed CIA tapes.

Let’s be clear why these were destroyed–the chief of the Operations Division, Jose Rodriguez, understood that this was video evidence of torture. It was not the exposure of clandestine identities that had him fretting. It was the fear that CIA officers and contractors could be standing before a tribunal in the Hague trying to explain why the images of torture were not torture.

That was my thinking, too.