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This guy was anti-torture? Really?

State Dept Lawyer: White House Tried To Destroy My Alternative Memo On Torture

As David noted over at TPM, there was some potentially big news in a blog post that was written this morning over at Foreign Policy by Philip Zelikow, a top State Department lawyer under Condoleezza Rice.

Zelikow wrote that, in 2005, he had written a memo on the legality of harsh interrogation techniques that expressed an “alternative view” to the OLC memos. He continued:

My colleagues were entitled to ignore my views. They did more than that: The White House attempted to collect and destroy all copies of my memo. I expect that one or two are still at least in the State Department’s archives.</em>

Philip Zelikow? This Zelikow? What, he suddenly grew a soul sometime around 2005?


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