Goss: Obama Decision “Crossed a Red Line”

Porter Goss, former CIA Director and past chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, blasted the Obama administration for releasing Justice Department memos on harsh interrogation techniques. “For the first time in my experience we’ve crossed the red line of properly protecting our national security in order to gain partisan political advantage,” Goss said in an interview.

Goss, a former CIA operative, has made few public comments since leaving his post as DCI in September 2006. In December 2007, he told a Washington Post reporter that members of Congress had been fully briefed on the CIA’s special interrogation program. “Among those being briefed, there was a pretty full understanding of what the CIA was doing,” Goss told the Post. “And the reaction in the room was not just approval, but encouragement.”

Note that he is not just talking about Republicans. High ranking Democratic leadership were in on those meetings.

The disclosure of these memos has become a political football. Unfortunately, our National Security has been compromised in this high stakes game.

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~ by thedark2 on April 23, 2009.

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