Just a few months ago, the Administration admitted to lying to federal courts about the existence of classified material and also destroying material evidence in federal cases. Now, Lt. Commander William Kueber has disclosed that interrogators were told to destroy their notes from interrogations for legal reasons.
The controversial instructions were contained in a Pentagon operations manual and were designed to prevent him from challenging the confessions of his client, Canadian Omar Khadr.
He would use the document to seek a dismissal of the charges, he said.
This is a continuation of a pattern of destruction and obstruction by this Administration. It is clear that Bush officials knew and expected to be faced with allegations of criminal acts. They openly discussed the need to destroy evidence in anticipation of legal proceeding, click here.
Once again, the question is the complete passivity of the Democrats in the investigation of such criminal conduct. From torture to evidence destruction, the record is ample on knowing criminal conduct. Yet, the Democrats (who control both houses) have failed to take meaningful action. The question remains why.
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