On April 21, Philip Zelikow, who was counselor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during the Bush administration, revealed on Foreign Policy‘s “Shadow Government” blog that he wrote a memo in 2005 disputing the conclusions of Bush Justice Department lawyers that torture was legal. The existence of such a memo was a surprise. But Zelikow also disclosed that the “White House attempted to collect and destroy all copies of my memo.”
Now Zelikow has told Mother Jones who he thinks was behind the effort to suppress his dissenting opinion. You’ll never guess who it is….
(Read the full article for that news and an exclusive preview of Zelikow’s congressional testimony next week.)