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US District Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr seemed reluctant to grant the request by an attorney representing several Yemeni detainees at Guantanamo to compel the government to explain the destruction of CIA interrogation tapes. “Why should the court not permit the Department of Justice to do just that?” he asked David H. Remes, the lawyer for the detainees.

Remes, pictured below at the podium, replied “Plainly, the government wants only foxes guarding the henhouse.”


Washington Post story here.