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More on the Committee Chairs’ Letter

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wells rightly points out the ridiculousness of the various House committee chairs yesterday demanding that President Obama follow the terms of unenacted legislation. I want to point out another feature of their letter, and area in which the House GOP members have a legitimate anxiety yet display no awareness of their own role in creating the circumstances that give rise to that anxiety.

The body of their letter is devoted, as the members put it, to complaining about “the lack of a comprehensive detention system to incapacitate and interrogate terrorists captured outside of Afghanistan.”

Continue reading Benjamin Wittes at Lawfare