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It is time that Obama investigates and prepares to prosecute those promoting torture

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It is time that Obama investigates and prepares to prosecute those promoting torture

     Horton and Rattner state: "[W]e saw Susan J. Crawford, who was the senior most Bush administration official responsible for dealing with the Guantanamo tribunals, state that she, reviewing the case of al-Kahtani, concluded that he had in fact been tortured, and she laid out, in an interview with Bob Woodward, in some detail her conclusion. Now, what’s significant about that is that the entire program for interrogating al-Kahtani went to the National Security Council, was reviewed and was approved, including the approval of Cheney and Bush. So they’re both linked to a case that their own principal agent considers to have been torture.

This creates something that just can’t be swept under the carpet in the criminal justice system. In fact, under the Convention Against Torture, Articles 4 and 5, the US now has a clear obligation to commence a criminal investigation into what happened and act on it. And the Obama administration hasn’t yet done that. I think it’s going to have to look reality in the face, and it’s going to have to reach some hard decisions. "

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It is necessary that a special prosecuter to investigate the crimes of the past  7 years in order to really put the end to torture and illegal things like rendition.  Until this prosecution is taken place, AMERICA cannot move forward.

We do not want justice in America and elsewhere to depend any more on who is in the White House.

Yes, not another month should pass.
I dunno--perhaps Obama cannot get anything done if prosecution proceeds
It doesn't matter, The invocation of priviledge will allow the criminals to avoid truth
No way, this is a stupid idea. Put the past behind us.
Not at this time, Obaman & America has too many other things to worry about.

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