11 May Irony Called. It Wants a Restraining Order.
Jose Rodriguez, the former CIA officer who describes the Bush administration’s systematic torture regime as people “putting their big boy pants on” and who personally destroyed 92 videotapes documenting the waterboarding of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Abu Zubaydah because “out of context they would make us look terrible,” has an op-ed for CNN today complaining about media coverage of the 9/11 military commission. The best line:
It is good that these terrorists are now facing justice, but in the reporting of the case, it would be helpful if the media didn’t help them with their propaganda mission by unquestioningly repeating false information about their detention.
So the person responsible for intentionally destroying the best evidence of the conditions of the defendants’ detention is now complaining about reporters providing “false information” regarding the defendants’ conditions of detention.
You just can’t make this stuff up.