I think I’m going insane with all these conspiracy theories.
Not so long ago I donned my tinfoil hat and speculated that
the CIA’s sudden announcement of destroying a couple of 2003 interrogation tapes in 2005 was as conspicuously irrelevant as it was conspicuously well-timed.
What a classic way to get all the morons focused on something completely passe, and “been there, argued that, who the hell still cares” future-policy-wise, just as NIE skepticism was building up to a crescendo.
Right on cue, the rabid far-left canines snarled at the heels of this “outrage” and haven’t let up. There was way more angst at DailyKos earlier, I wish it were still there so I could link to it.
The CIA’s reason for destroying the tape was to “protect the identity of the agents involved.” Sweet. Where do I sign.
So why is the apparent “torturer” himself (quotes because water-boarding is harrowing and painful, but tame compared to what our own proxies do, not to mention the Russians et al) now pumping adrenalin into the CIA-torture news cycle by interviewing with ABC? Doesn’t that sort of defeat the purpose of destroying those tapes in the first place, and make a mockery of all this coverage?
Bizarre. That NIE news cycle was just getting fun. Another week and something useful might have come of it. Who knew it was so easy to throw big-time media organizations off a scent?
Oh well; no matter.
I’m going to go back to gold, oil, Treasuries, dollars and CPI now. Sorry for the outburst of tinfoil-induced insanity …