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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.
       87% from 48 votes  
I dunno--perhaps Obama cannot get anything done if prosecution proceeds
       0% from 0 votes

It doesn't matter, The invocation of priviledge will allow the criminals to avoid truth
       2% from 1 votes  
No way, this is a stupid idea. Put the past behind us.
       7% from 4 votes  
Not at this time, Obaman & America has too many other things to worry about.
       4% from 2 votes  

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There very first open question on the internet for... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 12:49:32 PM
We have to get to the bottom of this, find ou... by Paula Sayles on Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 9:47:07 AM
Greetings.  one must remember with Obama that... by edward stein on Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 10:09:59 AM
It's up to the people. Congress has shown a wi... by Paula Sayles on Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 3:01:20 PM
It is true that a non-binding people's court--... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 3:44:37 PM
What's the point then?  We want real just... by jersey girl on Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 7:03:09 PM
You could:(1) give up but stay in America--hold yo... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 10:28:23 PM
I once had a dream. I once dreamed that it was ... by Raphael Sidelman on Wednesday, Jul 1, 2009 at 3:09:47 AM
DO SOMETHING TODAY TO HELP PEOPLE OF TODAY AND TOM... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Wednesday, Jul 1, 2009 at 3:32:12 PM
that if you choose to plot the deaths of innocent ... by larry booth on Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 9:39:02 AM
Well said Larry,we're talking about people who... by john franklin on Tuesday, Mar 3, 2009 at 9:46:40 AM
Hi Larry, When you say "these monsters" you do ... by Raphael Sidelman on Wednesday, Jul 1, 2009 at 3:22:35 AM
Torture is the least of the crimes committed by th... by Dennis Kaiser on Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 1:04:26 PM
I recall that part of our problem is that the syst... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 9:23:42 AM
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