Barr: Appropriate to Investigate Agents Who Waterboarded
By Ryan J. Reilly | February 19, 2010 5:28 pm

Bob Barr (photo by Ryan J. Reilly)

Bob Barr, who said at a Conservative Political Action Conference panel today that waterboarding is torture, told Main Justice that it is appropriate for the Justice Department to open investigations into CIA agents who used waterboarding.

“Is it appropriate to look into those who violated the law? Sure!” Barr told Main Justice as he left the stage after the panel.

Barr is a former federal prosecutor (U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia from 1986-90) who also served as a member of the House of Representatives from Georgia from 1995-2003. He was the Libertarian Party candidate for president in 2008.

Separately, conservative commentator Ann Coulter told Main Justice that Attorney General Eric Holder’s first year in office is “about what I expected.”

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  1. [...] the panel, he was asked about prosecuting “CIA agents who used waterboarding.”  He answered bluntly. Is it appropriate to look into those who violated the law? [...]