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CIA Director Michael Hayden appeared on Meet The Press this morning and explained to Tim Russert that he has recently urged his CIA employees to buy liability insurance in order to protect them against any lawsuits that may challenge the legality of their legal acts. Got that? Yea, me neither.
The Associated Press has more. It’s pretty clear that the CIA just wants to cover it’s ass once the DoJ comes to the conclusion that “enhanced interrogation techniques” really just means “illegal torture.” It’s a shame that the CIA, who really does (for better or worse) important work around the world, is put in such a precarious situation by this lawless administration.