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Initial media reports paint a confusing picture of Jared Lee Loughner, would-be assassin of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Loughner’s writings provide no evidence of a cognitively consistent set of political beliefs or even a coherent ideological orientation. However, his writings do reveal signs of thought disorder pointing to the possibility of an undiagnosed mental illness of a psychotic nature.

[1/11/11 update: Based on publicly available information, Loughner exhibits signs and symptoms of an underlying schizotypal personality disorder (DSM-IV, Axis II) compounded by a delusional disorder (DSM-IV, Axis I) of more recent onset. There is insufficient information to determine whether Loughner meets the diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia.]

Loughner appears to be intelligent, informed, and well-read; however, there is no direct evidence that his thoughts or actions were specifically influenced by the incendiary political rhetoric of the recent past, such as Sarah Palin’s “target list” or Michele Bachmann’s provocative “armed and dangerous” remarks or her paranoid conspiracies – for example, AmeriCorps youth brainwashing, “one-world currency,” or the U.S. census.

Jared Loughner, in a picture taken by Pima County sheriff's investigators, Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. (Photo: U.S. Marshals)
Jared Loughner (Photo by Pima County sheriff’s investigators)

Following is a compilation of relevant information from the media. Additional information and analysis will be posted here as it becomes available.

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Profile of Jared Loughner: ‘I can’t trust the current government’

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Notes at suspect’s home mention ‘assassination’ (NBC Nightly News, Jan. 9, 2011) – Investigators say they’ve found evidence in Jared Loughner’s handwriting indicating that he intended Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., to be his target. NBC’s Pete Williams reports. (02:59)

The Associated Press, Reuters, and NBC News via MSNBC.com
Jan. 9, 2011

“I can’t trust the current government,” and “I’m a sleepwalker,” Jared Lee Loughner proclaimed in an Internet video before the shooting of a federal judge, congresswoman and others on Saturday in Tucson.

His rambling videos had already caused him trouble at school, scaring his community college into suspending him in September.

In early October, he agreed to withdraw from school.

By November, Loughner had bought a Glock, purchased legally from a Sportsman’s Warehouse in Tucson, the Associated Press and Washington Post reported. …

Public records in Arizona showed a Jared L. Loughner, born in September 1988, which would make him 22 years old. He was living on Soledad Avenue in Tucson, about a five-mile drive from the Safeway store where the shooting occurred, in the Foothill Malls area.

The sheriff, without identifying the gunman, said Saturday evening that he has made death threats in the past, but not toward the apparent first target of Saturday’s attack, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).

Pima Community College, in Tucson, issued a statement identifying Loughner as the suspect. It said he was a student from the summer of 2005 to fall of 2010, but he was suspended Sept. 29 for conduct violations. It said he agreed to withdrew from the college on Oct. 4.

The college said that from February to September of 2010, Loughner had five contacts with college police for disrupting classrooms and the library. It said he was prohibited from returning to the college.

A spokesman for the college said Loughner’s videos troubled administrators and campus police, leading to his suspension. In one video, he “claims that the College is illegal according to the U.S. Constitution, and makes other claims,” the college’s statement said.

Video

Clearer picture emerges of alleged Ariz. shooter (NBC “Today,” Jan. 9, 2011) – Based on recent Internet writings, a picture is emerging of an emotionally disturbed young man. NBC’s Pete Williams reports. (02:55)

Loughner and his parents, Amy and Randy Loughner, met with administrators, who required him to obtain a certification that “in the opinion of a mental health professional, his presence at the College does not present a danger to himself or others.” The college didn’t say whether Loughner ever saw a psychiatrist or was being treated for any disorder.

Records from a public records service showed only a minor criminal charge against a Jared L. Loughner with the same date of birth, though such records can be incomplete. The Arizona Republic reported that the charge was for possession of drug paraphernalia. The charge was dismissed in 2008 by the city attorney after Loughner entered a pre-trial diversion program.

Tamara Crawley, director of the Marana Unified School District in Tucson, said Loughner attended Mountain View High School in Tucson for three years but withdrew after completing his junior year in 2006. Crawley said she did not know why Loughner had withdrawn from Mountain View High, and it was not clear if he had transferred to another school in the area.

Lynda Sorenson said she took a math class with Loughner last summer at Pima Community College’s Northwest campus and told the Arizona Daily Star he was “obviously very disturbed.”

“He disrupted class frequently with nonsensical outbursts,” she said.

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Loughner was getting ‘a little different’ says friend (NBC “Today,” Jan. 9, 2011) – Caitie Parker, a former classmate of Jared Lee Loughner, tells TODAY’s Lester Holt that she detected a change in the alleged gunman’s personality. (02:15)

Federal law enforcement officials were poring over copies of a MySpace page that belonged to Jared Loughner, as well as YouTube videos published to the Internet weeks ago under an account “Classitup10” and identifying the author as Jared Lee Loughner. …

The videos are not blatantly political, in the sense that they do not mention the congresswoman or federal judge that he’s suspected of shooting, nor any specific legislation. They do complain that too few people in the area speak English — immigration has been a hot-button political issue, particularly in the border state of Arizona, and the federal judge who was killed had handled high-profile cases about immigration, after which he received threats. …

‘I can’t trust the current government’

Referring to District 8, the congressional district served by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Loughner wrote, “The majority of people who reside in District 8 are illiterate — hilarious. I don’t control your English grammar structure.”

And he adds, “I can’t trust the current government because of fabrications. The government is implying mind control and brainwash on the people by controlling grammar.”

In another video, The Washington Post reported, titled “America: Your last memory in a terrorist country!” a figure in dark clothing and a smiley-face mask burns an American flag in the desert. The Post reported that the soundtrack is a 2001 song by the band Drowning Pool, in which the singer shrieks, “Let the bodies hit the floor!”

The MySpace page, which was removed within minutes of the gunman being identified by U.S. officials, included a mysterious “Goodbye friends” message published hours before the shooting. It also exhorted his friends to “Please don’t be mad at me.”

Screenshots that appear to come from that page show a handgun on top of a U.S. history textbook. …

The Washington Post reported more details on the weapon [used by Loughner]: “Federal law enforcement sources said Loughner used a Glock 19 semiautomatic pistol that was found with a fully loaded magazine that held about 30 bullets. He had another magazine that held about 30 bullets and two others that each held about 15 bullets. He also was carrying a knife.” …

In one of the videos, Loughner claims to have been a military recruit. NBC and The Arizona Republic reported that U.S. Army officials confirmed that Loughner attempted to volunteer, but was rejected.

In a rambling, philosophical YouTube video titled “My Final Thoughts: Jared Lee Loughner,” the author does not appear. There are only words on the screen with background music, more of a slide show than a video. He muses:

“All conscience dreaming at this moment is asleep. Jared Loughner is conscience dreaming at this moment. Thus, Jared Loughner is asleep.”

He describes a loss of property rights by Americans, and ends with, “Terrorist: If I define terrorist then a terrorist is a person who employs terror or terrorism, especially as a political weapon. … If you call me a terrorist, then the argument to call me a terrorist is Ad hominem. You call me a terrorist. Thus, the argument to call me a terrorist is Ad hominem.”

In one of several YouTube videos, the author described inventing a new U.S. currency and complained about the illiteracy rate among people living in Giffords’ congressional district in Arizona.

“I know who’s listening: Government Officials, and the People,” the author wrote. “Nearly all the people, who don’t know this accurate information of a new currency, aren’t aware of mind control and brainwash methods. If I have my civil rights, then this message wouldn’t have happen” (sic). …

The Arizona Republic reported that Loughner interrupted a math class at Pima with nonsensical outbursts, and was barred from class.

And The Republic reports that in mid-December, about the same time as the videos were posted, Loughner posted:

“WOW! I’m glad i didn’t kill myself. I’ll see you on National T.v.! This is foreshadow …. why doesn’t anyone talk to me?..”

and

“I don’t feel good: I’m ready to kill a police officer! I can say it.”

In a profile online, he listed his favorite books: “Animal Farm,” “Brave New World,” “The Wizard of OZ,” “Aesop’s Fables,” “The Odyssey,” “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” “Fahrenheit 451,” “Peter Pan,” “To Kill A Mockingbird,” “We The Living,” “Phantom Toll Booth,” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Pulp,” “Through The Looking Glass,” “The Communist Manifesto,” “Siddhartha,” “The Old Man and the Sea,” “Gulliver’s Travels,” “Mein Kampf,” “The Republic,” and “Meno.”

A 22-year-old woman in Arizona, Caitie Parker, claimed on her Twitter feed that she went to high school and college with the gunman, and was in a band with him. She described his politics in the past as “left wing, quite liberal, & oddly obsessed with the 2012 prophecy.” She also described him as having a lot of friends “until he got alcohol poisoning in ‘06” and dropped out of school. “Mainly loner very philosophical.”

Parker described the gunman meeting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords previously: “He was a political radical & met Giffords once before in ‘07, asked her a question & he told me she was ‘stupid & unintelligent.’”

YouTube video transcripts

In one of the videos, entitled “Hello,” the author writes in words on a black and white screen:

Hello

Hello, my name is Jared Lee Loughner.

This video is my introduction to you! My favorite activity is conscience dreaming; the greatest inspiration for my political business information. Some of you don’t dream – sadly.

Firstly, the current government officials are in power for their currency, but I’m informing you for your new currency! If you’re treasurer of a new money system, then you’re responsible for the distributing of a new currency. We now know – the treasurer for a new money system, is the distributor of the new currency. As a result, the people approve a new money system which is promising new information that’s accurate, and we truly believe in a new currency. Above all, you have your new currency, listener?

Secondly, my hope – is for you to be literate! If you’re literate in English grammar, then you comprehend English grammar. The majority of people, who reside in District-8, are illiterate – hilarious. I don’t control your English grammar structure, but you control your English grammar structure.

Thirdly, I know who’s listening: Government Officials, and the People. Nearly all the people, who don’t know this accurate information of a new currency, aren’t aware of mind control and brainwash methods. If I have my civil rights, then this message wouldn’t have happen.

In conclusion, my ambition – is for informing literate dreamers about a new currency; in a few days, you know I’m conscience dreaming! Thank you!

And in a second video, called “My Final Thoughts,” he questions the literacy of his listeners:

My Final Thoughts: Jared Lee Loughner

Most people, who read this text, forget in the next 2 second!

The population of dreamers in the United States of America is less than 5%!

(next slide = jumble of numbers outlining “the previous year of B.C.E.”)

If B.C.E. years are unable to start then A.D.E. years are unable to begin.

B.C.E. years are unable to start.

Thus, A.D.E. years are unable to begin.

If I teach a mentally capable 8 year old for 20 consecutive minutes to replace an alphabet letter with a new letter and pronounciation then the mentally capable 8 year old writes and pronounces the new letter and pronunciation that’s replacing an alphabet letter in 20 consecutive minutes.

I teach a mentally capable 8 year old for 20 consecutive minutes to replace an alphabet letter with a new letter and pronounciation.

Thus, the mentally capable 8 year old writes and pronounces the new letter and pronunciation that’s replacing an alphabet letter in 20 consecutive minutes.

Every human who’s mentally capable is always able to be treasurer of their new currency.

If you create one new currency then you’re able to create a second new currency.

If you’re able to create second new currency then you’re able to create third new currency.

You create one new currency.

Thus, you’re able to create a third currency.

You’re a treasurer for a new currency, listener?

You create and distribute your new currency, listener?

You don’t allow the government to control your grammar structure, listener?

If you create one new language then you’re able to create a second new language.

If you’re able to create a second new language then you’re able to create a third new language.

You create one new hanguage.

Thus, you’re able to create a third new language.

All humans are in need of sleep.

Jared Loughner is a human.

Hence, Jared Loughner is in need of sleep.

Sleepwalking

If I define sleepwalking then sleepwalking is the act or state of walking, eating, or performing other motor acts while asleep, of which one is unaware upon awakening.

I define sleepwalking.

Thus, sleepwalking is the act or state of walking, eating, or performing other motor acts while asleep, of which one is unaware upon awakening.

I’m a sleepwalker – who turns off the alarm clock.

All conscience dreaming at this moment is asleep.

Jared Loughner is conscience dreaming at this moment.

Thus Jared Loughner is asleep.

Terrorist

If I define terrorist then a terrorist is a person who employs terror or terrorism, especially as a political weapon.

I define terrorist.

Thus a terrorist is a person who employs terror or terrorism, especially as a political weapon.

If you call me a terrorist then the argument to call me a terrorist is Ad hominem.

You call me a terrorist.

Thus, the argument to call me a terrorist is Ad hominem.

Every United States Military recruit at MEPS in Phoenix is receiving one mini bible before the tests.

Jared Loughner is a United States Military recruit at MEPS in Phoenix.

Therefore, Jared Loughner is receiving one mini bible before the tests.

I didn’t write a belief on my Army application, and the recruiter wrote on the application: None.

The majority of citizens in the United States of America have never read the United States of America’s Constitution.

You don’t have to accept the federalist laws.

Nonetheless, read the United States of America’s Constitution to apprehend all of the current treasonous laws.

You’re literate, listener?

If property owners and government officials are no longer in ownership of their land and laws from a revolution then the revolutionary’s from the revolution are in control of the land and the laws.

The property owners and government officials are no longer in ownership of their land and laws from a revolution.

Thus, the revolutionary’s from the revolution are in control of the land and the laws.

In conclusion, reading the second United States Constitution, I can’t trust the government because of the ratifications: The government is implying mind control and brainwash on the people by controlling grammar.

No! I won’t pay debt with a currency that’s not backed by gold and silver!

No! I won’t trust in God!

What’s government if words don’t have meaning?

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1/11/11 Update

Friends Tell of Arizona Suspect’s Anger, Paranoia

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Who was the Tucson shooter? (NBC “Dateline,” Jan. 9, 2011) – As Arizona and the nation mourn this blood-soaked moment in suburbia, investigators are learning more about the man they say made an attempt to assassinate an elected official. Who is the shooter? Chris Hansen reports. (05:53)

The Associated Press and NBC News via MSNBC.com
Jan. 10, 2011

At an event roughly three years ago, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords took a question from Jared Loughner, the man accused of trying to assassinate her and killing six other people.

According to two of his high school friends, the question was basically this: “What is government if words have no meaning?”

Loughner, who allegedly shot Giffords and 19 other people Saturday, killing six, was angry about her response — she read the question but didn’t have much to say.

“He was like … ‘What do you think of these people who are working for the government and they can’t describe what they do?’” one friend told The Associated Press on Sunday.

“He did not like government officials, how they spoke. Like they were just trying to cover up some conspiracy,” the friend added. …

The friends’ comments paint a picture bolstered by other former classmates and Loughner’s own Internet postings: That of a social outcast with nihilistic, almost indecipherable beliefs steeped in mistrust and paranoia. …

Loughner was a registered independent, but didn’t vote in the 2010 election, The Washington Post reported, citing Pima County voting registry records. …

The New York Daily News on Monday published what it said were pictures of a sinister shrine — a miniature altar with a skull replica sitting atop a pot filled with shriveled oranges — in a backyard tent in Loughner’s home. The authenticity of the photos could not be independently verified.

Neighbors said Loughner kept to himself and was often seen walking his dog, almost always wearing a hooded sweatshirt and listening to his iPod. …

Loughner’s alienation from his friends was gradual.

The Loughner they met when he was a freshman at Mountain View High School may have been socially awkward, but he was generally happy and fun to be around.

The crew smoked marijuana every day, and when they weren’t going to concerts or watching movies they talked about the meaning of life and dabbled in conspiracy theories.

For a time, Loughner drank heavily, to the point of poisoning himself, the friends said.

Once, during school lunch break as a junior, he downed so much tequila that he came back to class, within five minutes passed out cold, had to be rushed to the hospital and “almost died,” one friend said.

Unified world currency

Mistrust of government was Loughner’s defining conviction, the friends said.

He believed the U.S. government was behind 9/11, and worried that governments were maneuvering to create a unified monetary system (“a New World Order currency” one friend said) so that elites and bureaucrats could control the rest of the world. …

Over time, Loughner became increasingly introspective — what one of the friends described as a “nihilistic rut.”

An ardent atheist, he began to characterize people as sheep whose free will was being sapped by the government and the monotony of modern life.

“He didn’t want people to wake up and do the same thing every day. He wanted more chaos, he wanted less regularity,” one friend said.

The friends said Loughner told anyone who would listen that the world we see does not exist, that words have no meaning — and that the only way to derive meaning was during sleep.

Loughner began obsessing about a practice called lucid dreaming, in which people try to actively control their sleeping world.

Several people who knew Loughner at community college said he did not engage in political discussions — in fact, he didn’t talk much at all, and when he did classmates cringed.

At least one student expressed the fear that Loughner would turn violent.

Lynda Sorenson, 52, a former college classmate who previously worked as a mental health technician at a psychiatric hospital in upstate New York, told the TODAY show that she suspected he might return to the college with a gun.

“My very first impression was that he was unstable, mentally and emotionally. He frightened me,” she said. “His behavior was just so inexplicable. He had outbursts that were completely nonsensical. His behavior was angry and aggressive and something about him just frightened me.” …

On June 14, she described in an email how Loughner “scares the living crap out of me.”

“He is one of those whose picture you see on the news, after he has come into class with an automatic weapon,” Sorenson wrote. “Everyone interviewed would say, Yeah, he was in my math class and he was really weird. I sit by the door with my purse handy. If you see it on the news one night, know that I got out fast…” …

Lydian Ali, another classmate, told the Times that Loughner would “laugh a lot at inappropriate times.” …

Another poetry student, Don Coorough, … said Loughner “would laugh at things that you wouldn’t laugh at.”

Coorough said that after one woman read a poem about abortion, Loughner was “turning all shades of red and laughing,” and said, “Wow, she’s just like a terrorist, she killed a baby.”

“He appeared to be to me an emotional cripple or an emotional child,” Coorough said. “He lacked compassion, he lacked understanding and he lacked an ability to connect.”

Steven Cates, another poetry student, said Loughner “didn’t have the social intelligence, but he definitely had the academic intelligence.”

“He was very into the knowledge aspect of school. He was really into his philosophy classes and he was really into logic and English. And he would get frustrated by the dumbed-down words people used in class,” Cates said.

Aggressive, bizarre, hysterical

The New York Times reported one incident at the college last June when algebra class instructor Ben McGahee asked a simple arithmetic question. …

It said McGahee complained to the school authorities. He told the Times Loughner exhibited a pattern of behavior that included aggressive outbursts, bizarre comments and hysterical laughter.

“I was getting concerned about the safety of the students and the school. I was afraid he was going to pull out a weapon,”McGahee told the paper.

Loughner expressed his interest in grammar and logic on the Internet as he made bizarre claims — such as that the Mars rover and the space shuttle missions were faked.

He frequently used “if-then” constructions in making nonsensical arguments. For instance: “If the living space is able to maintain the crews life at a temperature of -454F then the human body is alive in the NASA Space Shuttle. The human body isn’t alive in the NASA Space Shuttle. Thus, the living space isn’t able to maintain the crews life at a temperature of -454F.”

Loughner also said in one video that government is “implying mind control and brainwash on the people by controlling grammar.”

He described America’s laws as “treasonous” and said that “every human who’s mentally capable is always able to be treasurer of their new currency.” …

Loughner has also had prior minor brushes with the law. In October 2007, Loughner was cited in Pima County for possession of drug paraphernalia, which was dismissed after he completed a diversion program, according to online records.

A year later he was cited for criminal damage-graffiti after someone saw him using a marker to deface a street sign with symbols, according to police and court records cited by The Arizona Republic.

Records show the case was dismissed on Dec. 9, 2008, after he completed a diversion program, according to the Republic.

Video

Inside the mind of Jared Lee Loughner (NBC “Today,” Jan. 11, 2011) – From wild, erratic posts on the Internet to altars in his backyard, acquaintances and classmates say they are not shocked by suspected gunman Jared Lee Loughner’s outburst of violence. NBC’s Mike Taibbi reports and criminal profiler Clint Van Zandt weighs in. (08:09)

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2/28/11 Update

Jared Loughner: What Kind of Psychosis?

A diagnostic investigation of Jared Loughner

Peter Langman

By Peter Langman, Ph.D.
Keeping Kids Safe blog
Psychology Today
January 16, 2011

It seems clear that Jared Loughner, the Arizona rampage shooter, was psychotic. As more information becomes available, it becomes possible to engage in a process of differential diagnosis. Was he a paranoid schizophrenic as some people have claimed? Or might another diagnosis make more sense?

There are reasons that weigh against the diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. First, people with this diagnosis tend to not have disorganized speech, inappropriate affect, and odd behavior. Apart from their paranoia, they are relatively intact and functional. In the case of Loughner, however, multiple people have reported on his convoluted speech, inappropriate laughter, and bizarre public behavior.

In addition, paranoid schizophrenics typically have rigid delusions of being persecuted. This means that not only is there a plot or conspiracy, but it is directed against them. They are the ones who being followed, tormented, or deceived. For example, Kimveer Gill (rampage school shooter in Montreal) posted messages online about the police having his house under surveillance for six years and Seung Hui Cho believed that people were trying to murder him. In the case of Loughner, he was preoccupied with a variety of conspiracy theories, but they were not directed at him. For example, he wrote about the United States government being the perpetrators of the September 11 attack and controlling people’s minds through grammar, but he was not being singled out for persecution.

If Loughner is not a paranoid schizophrenic, is there another diagnosis that fits better? Though he might fit somewhere within the schizophrenic domain, his symptoms might better be explained by schizotypal personality disorder. If there is one word that sums up the essence of a person with schizotypal personality disorder, it is “odd.” They have odd thoughts, odd speech, odd behavior, and often an odd appearance. They are attracted to unusual ideas and tend to get lost in their bizarre beliefs. They are socially awkward and often paranoid. In addition, they often meet criteria for paranoid personality disorder. Their speech can be highly idiosyncratic and meandering, and they are prone to inappropriate expressions of emotion. All of this seems to fit what we know about Loughner. …

Full story

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Related reports

Few assassins fit the ‘profile’ (Bill Dedman, MSNBC Open Channel investigative blog, Jan. 9, 2011)

How anti-government, xenophobic populism made the Giffords shooting more likely
(Jacob Weisberg, Slate.com, Jan. 10, 2011)

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Related reports on this site

Jared Loughner Ruled Incompetent to Stand Trial (May 25, 2011)

Jared Loughner Mental Exam (March 23, 2011)

Jared Loughner’s Mental State (Jan. 13, 2011)

Gabrielle Giffords Assassination Attempt (Jan. 9, 2011)

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — January 10, 2010

New Details in CIA Bombing

One year ago today, I reported that CIA bomber Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, in a videotape released posthumously by the Pakistani Taliban, called on Muslim jihadists worldwide to avenge the death of former Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud in an August 2009 U.S. missile strike by attacking U.S. targets. I also featured new details about the sequence of events in the Dec. 30, 2009 suicide bombing that killed seven CIA personnel and contractors at Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khost, Afghanistan.

Click on graphic to open new window and click again for full-size image

Credit: Washington Post staff reports / R. Jeffrey Smith, Julie Tate, and Cristina Rivero

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Two Years Ago — January 10, 2009

Obama: U.S. Will Not Torture

Image: Obama with Panetta, Blair
On Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, President-elect Barack Obama nominated Leon Panetta, left, as CIA director and retired Adm. Dennis Blair, right, as National Intelligence director. (Photo credit: Mandel Ngan / AFP – Getty Images)

Two years ago today, on Jan. 10, 2009, I reported that President-elect Barack Obama, in announcing his nomination of Leon Panetta as CIA director and Adm. Dennis Blair as national intelligence director, said his administration would not compromise its ideals to fight terrorism and that he had instructed his nominees to honor the Geneva Conventions.

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