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CIA heads urge end of abuse probe

Opposition to the AG's order for the inquiry has grown and now seven former CIA directors urged Obama to end Holder's inquiry (the current D/CIA is also against it), arguing that it would inhibit intelligence operations in the future and demoralize agency employees who believed they had been cleared by previous investigators. Here is the BBC story, and note that the Washington Post story emphasizes the fact that Justice has already narrowed the inquiry.  I am betting that Obama will put an end to it.

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I think Glenn Greenwald puts it about right:

"In other breaking news, Erik Prince announces that he believes criminal prosecutions of Blackwater are unwarranted; Wall Street CEOs -- past and present -- conclude that an investigation of fraud and abuse among investment banks would serve no real purpose; Alberto Gonzales reveals his opposition to any proceedings against DOJ lawyers who acted in bad faith; police unions announce that the problem of brutality is overstated and there's no need for added oversight; medical doctors agree that malpractice lawsuits need to be limited; and a poll of felons currently in prison reveal that 99% of them believe that the country would have been better off if it had just let bygones be bygones and decided not to proceed with prosecutions in their particular case."

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2009/09/19/cia/index.html

Guess who's in favor of the investigation? The terrorists and their friends.

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