I haven't been following the story of the CIA destroying videotapes of interrogations involving waterboarding. But, on its face, it reads like one of those stories where the cover up will be worse than the waterboarding. From Ed Morrissey:
Those who are inclined to shrug this off should rethink their positions. The action of the CIA not only shows disrespect to Congress, the only real check on potential abuse, it may have provided the basis for overturning an important conviction in the war on terror. In a nation based on the rule of law, we cannot allow government officials in positions of power to make up their own rules as they go along. We certainly cannot abide them disseminating false information as Hayden apparently has.This has my attention now, though we probably won't get the full story before a new administration is in office. We should be fully aware of what is being done in our name. The Bush administration has always said that they don't torture. But with video evidence being destroyed the credibility of those claims certainly should be called into question.