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Should individual CIA agents be brought to trial?

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Should individual CIA agents be brought to trial?

    

Democrats.com Unity wrote:"President Obama stood up to ... pressure from rightwingers by releasing four of the infamous "torture memos." This is an enormous victory for those of us who worked so hard to elect President Obama, while also working tirelessly to defend the Constitution against the crimes of Bush and Cheney. Unfortunately, President Obama also said he would not prosecute CIA agents who engaged in torture, simply because George Bush's lawyers told them it was "legal." President Obama also said Attorney General Eric Holder would use taxpayer dollars to defend torturers against lawsuits by torture victims, and to pay all judgments if they lost." http://www.democrats.com/organize

What do you think?  Should the CIA agents be investigated and prosecuted? 

It depends.
       1% from 2 votes  
No. Obama did the right thing.
       8% from 11 votes  
Of course, all Americans should if they torture.
       42% from 57 votes  
Only if the top CIA brass and Bush leaders are prosecuted, too
       48% from 65 votes  

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They should all be prosecuted:  from top to b... by Sister Begonia on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 9:24:26 AM
Every person in Congress that was informed, was in... by Gallaher on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 9:50:19 PM
Even a Casual Reading of the US Code makes this cl... by mrk * on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 10:05:33 AM
Nancy must go! She is a war criminal in office.... by Gallaher on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 9:52:03 PM
was my vote.     The only way to get to the to... by sommers on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 10:16:50 AM
"Take'm out and hang'm--take'm ou... by William Whitten on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 11:09:17 AM
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=3764 Obama s... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 1:47:02 PM
Obama needs to prove he is not just that black man... by Gallaher on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 9:55:35 PM
and I would include all those in Congress who vot... by Jack Harrington on Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 4:11:30 PM
have been our own worst enemies.... by Nick van Nes on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 10:11:00 PM
They should be prosecuted, their department heads ... by Jennifer Hathaway on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 1:54:35 PM
The head of the Salvadoran Embassy was appointed t... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 2:01:07 PM
All should be prosecuted  and that includes O... by arlen custer on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 2:22:43 PM
It is totally wrong to refuse to investigate and p... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 2:44:39 PM
If convicted of torture, the penalty should increa... by Michael Lee on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 3:16:16 PM
Sounds fair to me. However, Obama seems confused ... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 3:35:59 PM
Right on.... by Nick van Nes on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 10:14:22 PM
At Nuremburg the defense of just following orders ... by Archie on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 5:54:02 PM
Take down Nancy Pelosi too. She was knew about it,... by Gallaher on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 9:47:20 PM
The little cogs in the wheel had no choice.  ... by Doc "Old Codger" McCoy on Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 2:19:13 AM
"If we start prosecuting the men and women wh... by Nick van Nes on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 10:30:30 PM
Now I get it. Cogs grow up to be misguided cod... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 4:17:44 PM
Once again, a Poll with wierd questions.Why not as... by Eddy Schmid on Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 4:44:16 AM
But as pointed out by the old codger our jobs and ... by arlen custer on Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 7:20:35 AM
http://www.historiansagainstwar.org/movement.html ... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 2:37:23 PM
It will be the fastest way to get to those who gav... by Nick van Nes on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 10:06:54 PM
Did these people grow up in America or not? Didn&#... by Ginger McClemons on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 9:53:48 AM
Well said indeed. My question though is why the e... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 12:36:28 PM

 
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