Obama Stands Behind ‘State Secrets’ Defense

ABC News: Obama Stands Behind ‘State Secrets’ Defense.

President Obama’s pledge to turn the CIA’s involvement in secret detention and torture into a thing of the past was sharply tested today, and critics say he failed miserably.

“This is not change,” said the American Civil Liberties Union. “This is definitely more of the same.”

In a federal court hearing in San Francisco this morning, a representative of the Justice Department said it would continue the Bush policy of invoking the ’state secrets’ defense, which has been used in cases of rendition and torture.
February 9th, 2009 in Breaking News,