“While I believe strongly in transparency and accountability, I also believe that in a dangerous world, the United States must sometimes carry out intelligence operations and protect information that is classified for purposes of national security. I have already fought for that principle in court and will do so again in the future. However, after consulting with the Attorney General, the Director of National Intelligence, and others, I believe that exceptional circumstances surround these memos and require their release.”

Let the fun begin. HuffPo’s Sam Stein has posted the PDF files. Flip through em and let us know what you find. Sen Leahy sees the release of these documents as even more reason to support his proposed Commission Of Inquiry in to Bush era shenanigans.

No one should be above the law.

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