Prosecute EVERYONE Involved in Torture: No Exceptions
Look, I have no idea whether or not Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), former Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL), OR ANY OTHER Democratic politician was informed about the Bush/Cheney torture program or whether or not they helped cover it up. What the likes of Cheney don’t understand is that for those of us who are truly committed to human rights and civil liberties, this changes NOTHING about whether there should be a special prosecutor investigating and prosecuting these war crimes. We demand prosecutions of EVERYONE involved and WE DON’T CARE whether there is an “R” or a “D” after their names!!
100 people DIED in this torture program, according to now-declassified documents. I don’t care who gets dragged down. We must clean out this infection before it kills our democracy.
And today, Speaker Pelosi claimed that the CIA has been lying about what it told her and when. Now, whether you love or hate Pelosi, believe her or not, when the 3RD most powerful elected official in the nation, 2nd in line of succession for the presidency (if something happened to both pres. and vp), accuses the nation’s most powerful intelligence and espionage agency of LYING TO CONGRESS and the American people, that’s a big deal. Whether or not motivated by her own self-interest, it will frustrate Obama’s “Let’s move on, nothing to see here” approach. Combined with the fact that ONLY Republicans are happy with his flip-flop on releasing the torture photos, this could, and I pray will, force the snowball to roll toward full hearings and prosecutions. Justice is the only cure for our slide into fascism. [Note to Pres. Obama: When you change your mind about transparency, and civil liberties, and the people who defend your change of mind are Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Lindsay Graham (R-SC), and Joe Lieberman (I-CT), you’ve really screwed up. It’s like being defended by Darth Vader, Voldemort, and Wormtongue.]
Call your congresscritters and senators and demand hearings. Call the Dept. of Justice and urge Attorney General Holder to appoint a special prosecutor. Write your local papers and demand prosecution. Put anti-torture signs in your yard. Stand up for human rights and the rule of law.
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