Pat Roberts, douchebag of the month
The month of March has only just begun, but we already have a winner. In just 24 hours, Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts has:
1. Voiced his intent to shut down its investigation into whether top administration officials distorted intelligence evidence to build the case for war on Iraq. (He heads the investigating committee)
2. Declared emphatically that there is no need to investigate the CIA’s rendition program. You know, the government endorsed program where we send prisoners oversees to be beaten and threatened with ass rape by German Shephards.
Here’s Pat’s number. Give him a call. He’d love to hear from you:
See the respective articles below.
FROM LA TIMES
No Need for CIA Abuse Probe, Republican Says
The Senate intelligence chairman dismisses calls to examine the agency’s handling of detainees. But Democrats are seeking a vote on issue.
WASHINGTON — Declaring that the CIA is “not torturing detainees,” the Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Thursday that he saw no reason for the panel to investigate allegations that the agency abused prisoners or transferred them to countries that engage in torture.
But Democrats moved to force a vote within the committee next week on whether to launch a formal inquiry on the CIA’s role in the prison abuse scandal.