Friday, December 21, 2007


"I ain't never ran from a Neocon and I damn sure ain't 'bout to pick today to start running."
- Lil' Wayne and Playaz Circle, with edits.


WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Friday declined to rule immediately on a request to compel the government to explain in detail the destruction of C.I.A. videotapes showing the harsh interrogation of two suspected Al Qaeda operatives.

District Judge Henry H. Kennedy said he would rule later on a request by lawyers for a dozen Yemeni prisoners being held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, that he order such a hearing.

But Judge Kennedy, who heard a motion from the prisoners’ lawyers, appeared at one point to be at least partly swayed by Bush administration lawyers that he should not get more deeply involved while Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey is undertaking one of the inquiries into the tapes’ destruction.

“Why should the court not permit the Department of Justice to do just that?” Judge Kennedy asked David H. Remes, a lawyer for the detainees.

Ooh, I know! I know! Because he works for the people that destroyed the tapes, right? You were looking for an answer weren't you? I know you must have been since you're not stupid enough to actually believe that the DOJ is going to look into this objectively, right? RIGHT???

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