Saturday, April 25, 2009

Former CIA Director: "We can't have a secret intelligence service if we keep giving away all the secrets."

Former CIA Director Peter Goss, penned a strongly worded op-ed in the Washington Post today, criticizing the Obama Administration for releasing the so called "Torture Memos" and for hinting that its open to prosecuting the architects of post 9/11 interrogation policy.

"We can't have a secret intelligence service, if we keep giving away our secrets," said Goss, "Americans have to decide now."

"Today I am slack-jawed to read that Members of Congress claim not to have understood that the techniques on which they were briefed were to actually be employed," write Goss, "or that specific techniques such as waterboarding were never mentioned."

In 2002 Goss was Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Nancy Pelosi D-CA was the Ranking Member who claims not to remember that the committee was briefed on "Enhanced Interrogations" by the CIA.

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