4,398. 1/22/2003

The 81-page draft of new guidelines for interrogation shown to General Counsel of the U.S. Navy Alberto Mora on January 22, 2003, was of concern: “…the Bush Administration had cut Congress out. When Senator Carl Levin [D-MI], chairman of the Armed Services Committee and a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, demanded to see the legal memos underlying the Bush policies on interrogation, he was rebuffed. ‘It’s totally inexcusable, the administration is getting away with just saying no,’ he complained, ‘there’s no claim of executive privilege, or national security. …It’s just bullshit. They just don’t want us to know what they’ve done.’ ”

 – Jane Mayer, The Dark Side, Pages 229-230

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