The ACLU and defense attorneys for detainees at Guantanamo Bay surveilled and took pictures of CIA agents and then showed the photos to terrorists at Gitmo. The Department of Justice has begun an investigation into the exposure of American agents, the Washington Post reports, in some cases in front of their homes. It underscores once again the stupidity of involving the civil court system in the handling of unlawful combatants in wartime.
What Edgar said . . .
Who says the Plame affair was treason?
(In Plame's ``60 Minutes'' interview last week, she suggested that this act had endangered the life of at least one of her contacts.) That seems a lot like treason to me.
Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced 35 articles of impeachment against George W. Bush for high crimes ranging from creating a false propaganda campaign to lead the country into an illegal war to felony treason in leaking classified information of CIA operative Valerie Plame
OR, will they excuse it as justified.
Joshua Dratel, a lawyer with the John Adams Project and a former board member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, also confirmed that the group had learned about two weeks ago that the F.B.I. had questioned three military defense lawyers about photographs allegedly obtained by John Adams Project researchers and provided to the lawyers.
It was not clear what law investigators may think had been broken. Both Mr. Romero and Mr. Dratel disputed that there could have been anything illegal about showing photos taken in public to the detainees. “If you get information in the public record, it doesn’t become classified just because the government feels it is embarrassing or that they would prefer you not to show it to anyone,” Mr. Dratel said. “There is no prohibition on gathering public-source information and showing it to your client.”
Mr. Romero said researching what had happened to their clients in the hands of government agents was “a normal part of criminal defense work.”
“Identifying who tortured our clients and what they did to them and when is an essential part of defending their interests in these sham proceedings,” he said.