---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: barry levine<email@example.com> Date: Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 9:50 AM Subject: re: C.I.A. Sought Blackwater’s Help to Kill Jihadists To: firstname.lastname@example.org
To the Editor:
It now emerges that the Bush administration contracted out for assassins to dodge an executive order barring the C.I.A. from such work, and brought in C.I.A. torturers to dodge an Army Field Manual prohibition against such conduct by our soldiers. In each case, the motive was not to advance our war aims, but to evade the law. How much more evidence is needed to build a case that the Bush Administration orchestrated a pattern of criminal activity subject to prosecution under RICO statutes?