Is Obama forming the US equivalent of the Nazi Gestapo?Submitted by Henry on Mon, 08/24/2009 - 13:16
This is being cast as a move to limit abuse, but it sounds to me like it is just consolidating the power to interrogate suspected enemies of the state in the hands of the President. I wonder how they explained the creation of the Gestapo in Nazi Germany to the German public, if they even bothered.
"WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has moved more forcefully than ever to abandon Bush administration interrogation policies, approving creation of a special White House unit for questioning terrorism suspects, as Attorney General Eric Holder weighs a Justice Department recommendation to reopen and pursue prisoner abuse cases.
A senior administration official told The Associated Press Monday that Obama has approved establishment of the new unit, to be known as the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group, which will be overseen by the National Security Council. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the program has not yet been officially announced."