Thursday, August 27, 2009

CIA Probe Reignites a Partisan Battle Over Spy Agency's Activities

Republicans are accusing Democrats of waging "war" on America's spies.

The declaration follows Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to investigate CIA interrogators for possible abuses against high-level terror detainees and House Democratic leaders' charge that the CIA misled them on Bush-era anti-terror policies.

Now Republicans are coming to the defense of the spy agency.

"They've kept us safe for eight years," said Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. "And now to have an attorney general of the United States opening up a criminal investigation against them -- it's disgraceful and I think it's going to have a demoralizing effect on the CIA."


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