Friday, January 09, 2009

Leon Panetta, the new conscience of the CIA

Thanks to for their publication of the article by Ray McGovern on Leon Panetta as “Conscience for the CIA”. Panetta has long been opposed to torture. And here is a detail of his past most of us didn’t know:

“As for integrity, this is nothing new for Leon Panetta. As head of President Richard Nixon's Office of Civil Rights, he insisted on enforcing laws to protect minorities even under pressure from Nixon to get in line with the Republican "southern strategy" of neglecting civil rights. Rather than buckle to these demands, Panetta resigned and later became a Democrat.”
[Click on the title for a link to the source article.]

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