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AP To be clear my issue isn't whether waterboarding and other forms of interrogation is right or wrong. I have more of an issue with the fact he feels he has the authority to destroy evidence. So this leads me to question. What other types of evidence does the black ops community think they have the authority to destroy? Do they have the authority to destroy anything that might look unfavorably upon them? After all, it's in the name of national security.
"I wasn't going to sit around another three years waiting for people to get up the courage," to do what CIA lawyers said he had the authority to do himself, Rodriguez writes. He describes sending the order in November 2005 as "just getting rid of some ugly visuals."