Letters to the Editor

Interrogators operated within bounds of law

Osama Bin Laden is dead. He was killed in a daring raid by Navy SEAL Team 6 without much attempt to capture him alive. There has been extensive discussion about what role, if any, "enhanced interrogation" played in locating him.

What is known for sure is that the interrogators at the time were doing what they were told was proper within the laws of our country as interpreted then by the Justice Department.

Are you aware that the Justice Department of the Obama administration, which is ignoring the War Powers Act with its actions in Libya, is continuing to reopen investigations into the conduct of a half-dozen Central Intelligence Agency employees alleged to have used undue force against suspected terrorists? In September 2007, detailed memoranda by a career Justice Department prosecutor explained why no charges were warranted.

Attorney General Eric Holder has conceded that he had reopened the investigation in September 2009 without reading those memoranda.

No tears from me for killing Bin Laden. My fear is that if they find it politically expedient, will President Barack Obama and Holder decide to charge Navy SEAL Team 6 for "undue force"?

Richard Geraghty

Hilton Head Island

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