Intelligence Committee

Wake me up when the hostile takeover of stupid is over...

Yesterday Sen. Kit Bond had some severe criticism of Eric Holder, with Bond claiming that Holder was in the process of a hostile takeover of the intelligence community:

Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO) made a rather surprising claim on MSNBC today, suggesting that the Obama Administration's intelligence on the Pakistani Taliban having been behind the failed Times Square bombing was like the Bush Administration's bogus intel on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Bond also claimed that Attorney General Eric Holder has refused to give Bond's intelligence committee the information it requests, and that Holder "has executed a hostile takeover of the intelligence community."

Apparently Holder's techniques are so hostile that Bond could not wake up from this nightmare:

And the Prophetic Author Award Goes to...


Philippe Sands:

About a year ago, a book came out in England that made a fascinating prediction: at some point in the future, the author wrote, six top officials in the Bush Administration would get a tap on the shoulder announcing that they were being arrested on international charges of torture.

If the prediction seemed improbable, the background of the book’s author was even more so. Philippe Sands is neither a journalist nor an American but a law professor and a certified Queen’s Counsel (the kind of barrister who on occasion wears a powdered horsehair wig) who works at the same law practice as Cherie Blair. Sands’s book, “Torture Team,” offers a scathing critique of officials in the Bush Administration, accusing them of complicity in acts of torture. When the book appeared, some scoffed. Douglas Feith, a former Pentagon official, dismissed Sands as “a British lawyer” who “wrote an extremely dishonest book.”

Last week, Sands’s accusations suddenly did not seem so outlandish. A Spanish court took the first steps toward starting a criminal investigation of the same six former Bush Administration officials he had named, weighing charges that they had enabled and abetted torture by justifying the abuse of terrorism suspects. Among those whom the court singled out was Feith, the former Under-Secretary of Defense for Policy, along with former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales; John Yoo, a former Justice Department lawyer; and David Addington, the chief of staff and the principal legal adviser to Vice-President Dick Cheney.

Sands, previously, was involved in prosecuting former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, as was the Spanish judge presiding over the Bush torture case.

Just some added info for your research purposes taken from a bunch of previous posts on this topic in my archives: