Monday, December 27, 2004
GIVE ME THAT OLD TIME DENIAL:
The CIA is refusing to disclose any information about abuse of detainees in Afghanistan and at the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, invoking a legal precedent that involved a secret project by billionaire Howard Hughes to recover a sunken Soviet nuclear submarine in the 1970s.Their "refusal to disclose" in that case is, of course, why nobody ever found out about the Glomar Explorer, right? One hates to see hopes dashed so soon, but it looks like Our Noble Lame Duck's new head of The Company still hasn't learned a vital lesson from Israel, whose chief spook years ago said "No comment IS a comment". Fortunately, Nigerscam wasn't cooked up in his office, so he can't let that catspaw out of the bag.