Douglas Feith Testifies Before Congress July 16, 2008Posted by nukemhill in WoT.
Got this by way of Power Line. They summarize it best, so I’ll quote the beginning:
This morning [yesterday], former Undersecretary of Defense Douglas Feith testified before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. This is Feith’s opening statement as prepared for delivery. It is long, but worth reading in its entirety for the light it sheds on various misconceptions surrounding the Bush administration’s treatment of terrorist detainees.
They then quote the entire opening statement presented by Feith. They have a follow-up blog entry indicating that they’ve not been able to get the actual Congressional testimony. I’d be very interested in reading that, if it ever appears. Feith spells out, in great detail, as is usual for him, how the President, and the Pentagon, approached the treatment of prisoners captured during the ongoing battles with al Qaeda and the Taliban. I am growing to admire that man more and more. He has a steal-trap for a mind, and seems to have a real strong ethical streak. The decisions made by this administration may have produced the wrong results, at times, but not for lack of moral fiber from the people advising them, like Feith.