Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Quick Response by Congress on Reports of Secret Prisons

Via YahooNews

The Washington Post reported Nov. 2 on the existence of secret U.S. prisons in Eastern Europe for terrorism suspects. Today, Republican lawmakers react forcefully:
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and House Speaker
Dennis Hastert are circulating a letter calling for a congressional leak investigation into the disclosure of secret U.S. interrogation centers abroad.

..."If accurate, such an egregious disclosure could have long-term and far-reaching damaging and dangerous consequences, and will imperil our efforts to protect the American people and our homeland from terrorist attacks," stated the letter, which Hastert's office said the House speaker had signed. There was no immediate word on whether Frist had given it his signature.

They don't have any problem with the existence of such secret gulags, but only with disclosing their existence in public.


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