Monday, May 21, 2007

Damning Testimony

I have not been following the news very actively recently (and probably won't for the rest of the month), so it came as a surprise when I heard about Jim Comey's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Face the Nation. I pulled up the video from YouTube. This is a MUST WATCH, 20 min long but a real outrage.

Here are the Cliff notes version: Jim Comey was acting Attorney General when John Ashcroft was hospitalized. Comey and Ashcroft had decided that the terror spying program wasn't strictly legal, so Comey as acting AG refused to certify the program's legality. White House officials including then-counsel Gonzales then try to take advantage of an ailing Ashcroft by heading to the hospital and making him sign a document he no longer had the authority to. The details are shocking and makes me a little sick to the stomach!

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