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May 21, 2009

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clarice

Yhere's a reason Italian sulture has existed for so long.

Let the case continue, albeit it without any evidence against the defendants..Let's hope our own agents here are as lucky when Court Pelosi convenes.

clarice

**There's .....Culture***

bad

Obama is doing his strawman act again in his stupid speech.

bad

O is a hero. He refuses to pass the Gitmo problem on to someone else.

bad

Lots of Bush bashing...

narciso

What a bunch of tripe and folderall, it's like that line by Mary McCarthy about Lillian Hellman, "everything's a lie",
including " and & the"

bad

"Stutters McSpendypants"

That's the new name for O by a commenter at Tapper.

LOL

cathyf

Actually, there's plenty of non-classified evidence against the astonshingly incompetent CIA agents. Just from memory from the Chicago Trib article from a few years back:

-- Cash tolls on the autostrada are more than the tolls if you use the electronic transponder (just like many toll roads here.) The agents "economized" and so prosecutors have a complete time-stamped-to-the-second record of their trip from Milan to the US air base with the sheik in the car trunk.

-- Multiple agents used credit cards with the same Langley, VA PO box as the "home address".

-- A bunch of agents signed into hotels under their own names so that they could collect their frequent-flier credit.

-- The agents kept switching hotels, presumably to cover their tracks. But there were so many of them, that this just created a huge paper trail of exactly who was part of the operation.

It seemed pretty clear to me that the Italians wanted no part of this prosecution, but that the CIA was so appallingly incompetent that they didn't leave the Italians any fig leaf of plausible way out of prosecuting. Sheesh -- it's a sovereign country -- if you want them to look the other way, the least you can do is give them a direction to look which doesn't have piles of evidence pointing to the Americans.

narciso

Yes, they showed a remarkable level of stupidity, that is not an indictable offense, or else you'd need the entire island of Cuba, to hold all the convicted.

cathyf

Well, if the stupidity consists of leaving about huge piles of impossible-to-ignore evidence that one has committed an indictable offense, then that's just as good...

narciso

You have a point there, Cathy, the issue that the good Imam, was running a ratline into Iraq, all the while there was a plot
to take out the London underground.

clarice

Read today (I think WaPo) that Spain is trying to rein in the thre judges there who think they have an international mandate..HEH

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