To: Karl, From: George, Subject: Y’all Should Pretend to Drown ‘Em

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Well, at least they were thinking ahead:

The CIA concluded that criminal, administrative or civil investigations stemming from harsh interrogation tactics were “virtually inevitable,” leading the agency to seek legal support from the Justice Department, according to a CIA official’s statement in court documents filed yesterday.

It’s a grimly unsurprising article, one that makes clear yet again that the decision to torture detainees was made at the very top, even though we may never see the evidence:

Nineteen of those documents were withheld from disclosure specifically because the Bush administration decided they are covered by a “presidential communications privilege,” according to the filings, made in federal court in Manhattan. Some were “authored or solicited and received by the President’s senior advisors in connection with a decision, or potential decision, to be made by the president.”