Obama releases documents on Bush anti-terrorism memos.
Wired PR News.com – The Obama administration released documents Monday disclosing anti-terrorism memos of the administration of former President George W. Bush. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the documents consisted of legal opinions illustrating that after the attacks of 9/11, the administration would claim extraordinary search and seizure authority. The Obama administration also revealed that the CIA had then destroyed 92 videotapes pertaining to terror suspects.
Attorney General Eric Holder is quoted as stating before the release of the documents, “Too often over the past decade, the fight against terrorism has been viewed as a zero-sum battle with our civil liberties… Not only is that school of thought misguided, I fear that in actuality it does more harm than good.”
The current administration expressed intentions on Monday to release the Bush documents to a federal judge as well as make some of the information public.