Saturday, February 20, 2010

Report Faults 2 Authors of Bush Terror Memos

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From: barry levine <>
Date: Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 5:25 PM
Subject: re: Report Faults 2 Authors of Bush Terror Memos

To the Editor:
   Mr. Margolis would do well to read more and write less. If he had read the report from his own office more carefully, he would have learned that “situations of great stress, danger and fear do not relieve department attorneys of their duty to provide thorough, objective, and candid legal advice, even if that advice is not what the clients want to hear.” That's an excellent summation of why his office exists. Instead, he has gutted the report by writing his own (or is that Rahm Emanuel's?) politics over what had been well-reasoned conclusions. 
   In a better world, the Office of Professional Responsibility would be immune to pressure from the White House. Since Mr. Margolis has bent to pressure from that direction, he should expect an invitation to explain himself to Congress.

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