Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Obama centralizing interrogation
Obama just might piss off the CIA, which is not necessarily advisable for a president, with his move to create a new interagency task force for interrogation and headquartering it at the FBI, between whom and the CIA there is no love lost, even in the post-9/11 days of supposed communication and amicability in a share crisis. The Register didn't think it was a terrible idea but saw some potential downsides. Another is that the group's supposedly scientific study of interrogation techniques might lead again to enhanced interrogation, of different types than the Bushies condoned/encouraged/begged for, but potentially troubling nonetheless.