Wednesday, November 16, 2005
The senate voted 90 – 0 to include the CIA in America’s policy regarding the detention and interrogation of prisoners, both at home and abroad. The secret installations, or “black sites” have not been officially acknowledged by the CIA, but Republicans are already threatening an investigation to find out who leaked the information.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says he is more concerned about the leak of information regarding secret CIA detention centers than activity in the prisons themselves. Fellow Republican Trent Lott intimated that it may be his own GOP colleagues could be to blame for the possible leak.
Secret installations, false and misleading assurances, lack of appreciation of the consequences? Perhaps the White House and Sony BMG should rethink their priorities and their PR.