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  •  Busses are rolling over people left and right. (3+ / 0-)

    People know that the first person to throw the others under the bus has the best chance of beating it. These grafs tell me that a lot of people are trying to be first.

    Yet even as interrogation methods were scaled back, former officials now say, the battle inside the Bush administration over which ones should be permitted only grew hotter. There would be a tense phone call over the program’s future during the 2005 Christmas holidays from Stephen J. Hadley, the national security adviser, to Porter J. Goss, the C.I.A. director; a White House showdown the next year between Ms. Rice and Vice President Dick Cheney; and Ms. Rice’s refusal in 2007 to endorse the executive order with which Mr. Bush sought to revive the C.I.A. program.

    The real trouble began on May 7, 2004, the day the C.I.A. inspector general, John L. Helgerson, completed a devastating report. In thousands of pages, it challenged the legality of some interrogation methods, found that interrogators were exceeding the rules imposed by the Justice Department and questioned the effectiveness of the entire program.

    C.I.A. officials had sold the interrogation program to the White House. Now, the director of central intelligence, George J. Tenet, knew that the inspector general’s report could be a noose for White House officials to hang the C.I.A. Mr. Tenet ordered a temporary halt to the harshest interrogation methods.

    And that's just three grafs.

    •  recced (0+ / 0-)

      and that is why folks will never trust the supporter who bows to the community

    •  have you ever rode a bus? (0+ / 0-)

      or is it just an image.....just a question, because i think you may be a herd follower, no dis ....just be real

    •  mike s (0+ / 0-)

      you come on as such a small d democrat.....then you jump to the heard.....drache, arthurpoet, and sveran are larger?    what is your get it?    i have no ? against MB or his/her statua here.....i am just not a fool especially when it comes to gay issues, i am not alphabet GLBT, because i only speak and live for myself and i am only G not the rest?    thanks for the i think HR, not sure what it is called but i am certainlly not a sheep nor a leming, they have lives beyond mine.......the people elected obama, not DK get over it......back to the root i go

    •  and you should know (0+ / 0-)

      so slow to throw under the bus

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