The New York Times starts its campaign against Michael Chertoff, the President’s nominee to be the next head of the Homeland Security Department. Why aren’t we surprised? Anything to tie the administration in knots and help the left wing of the Democrat Party to pursue their obstructionist agenda. The Times manages to spin providing legal advice into something sinister. Spins below, entire article here.
Michael Chertoff, who has been picked by President Bush to be the homeland security secretary, advised the Central Intelligence Agency on the legality of coercive interrogation methods on terror suspects under the federal anti-torture statute, current and former administration officials said this week.
Depending on the circumstances, he told the intelligence agency, some coercive methods could be legal, but he advised against others, the officials said.