Who Knew?

WHO KNEW?….Over at Newsweek, the saga of the destroyed CIA interrogation video continues. Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball report that intelligence director John Negroponte provided direction about the tapes to CIA director Porter Goss in a 2005 memo…

…which records that Negroponte strongly advised against destroying the tapes, according to two people close to the investigation, who asked for anonymity when discussing a sensitive matter. The memo is so far the only known documentation that a senior intel official warned that the tapes should not be destroyed.

Later in the piece, they report that Goss was “dismayed” to learn that the tapes had been destroyed, thus perpetuating the story that Jose Rodriguez Jr., then chief of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, destroyed them entirely on his own despite contrary advice from virtually every other person involved in this. And maybe that’s true. But Rodriguez is sure looking more and more like a classic fall guy every day, isn’t he?