Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Profile In Courage: Douglas Feith Edition

The House Judiciary subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Rights held a hearing on the Bush administration's use of torture. Douglas Feith promised the committee that he would testify. Feith backed it because he didn't want to sit next to Larry Wilkerson. I have heard current and former Bush appointees used varies reasons not to appear before Congressional committees. This is the dumbest fucking excuse yet. A child could come up with something more intelligent.

Subcommittee Chairman Jerrold Nadler announced Feith would not be in attendance.

“Despite his prior commitment to testify, this morning Mr. Feith informed the Committee through his counsel that he would not appear today because he is not willing to appear alongside one of our other witnesses. Needless to say this is an extraordinary disappointment for this witness not to come here and to go back on his promise to the Committee to appear today. Individuals often must appear before congressional committees alongside witnesses that they disagree with, such concerns are no reason to decline to appear when you said you will. We will reschedule a hearing in which Mr. Feith will appear so we can elucidate his testimony on this issue.”

The Bushies know that torture is illegal and they will do anything to avoid testifying under oath.

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