Re: Fw: Democrats Duck Bush Torture Probe

From: Susan S.
Sent on: Monday, March 30, 2009 2:48 PM
Just in case you didn't open the link to the attached article, note this:

"The Senate Armed Services Committee is expected to release a voluminous report on the treatment of alleged terrorist detainees held in U.S. custody and the brutal interrogation techniques they were subjected to, according to Defense Department and intelligence sources.

The declassified version of the report is 200 pages, contains 2,000 footnotes, and will reveal a wealth of new information about the genesis of the Bush administration's interrogation policies, according to these sources.  The investigation relied upon the testimony of 70 people, generated 38,000 pages of documents, and took 18 months to complete.

The Justice Department also is expected to release a declassified version of a critical report prepared by its Office of Professional Responsibility, which investigated legal work by former attorneys at the Office of Legal Counsel, which advises the White House on the limits of presidential authority...

...On April 2, the Justice Department also is expected to release three still-classified legal opinions that Bradbury wrote in May 2005, reaffirming Bush���s claimed authority to subject ���war on terror��� prisoners to harsh interrogations"

Stay tuned.


Call your rep to help push Holder and tell your rep that as a sovereign nation that touts itself as a beacon of democracy to the rest of the world, we must not sit idle while the international community proceeds with prosecution of former (and current) US officials.  Prosecution for war crimes will rapidly become inescapable.  It would be far better that justice prevail within our own government, if we are to maintain any shred of credibilitiy within the world of nations.


 Susan C. Serpa   

--- On Mon, 3/30/09, Amy <[address removed]> wrote:

From: Amy <[address removed]>
Subject: Fw: Democrats Duck Bush Torture Probe
To: "CA44Dem" <[address removed]>
Date: Monday, March 30, 2009, 2:02 PM

Subject: Democrats Duck Bush Torture Probe

As evidence of George W. Bush's torture crimes grows, national Democrats are shrinking from their demands last year for a special prosecutor to build a war-crimes case, notes Jason Leopold.

For the full story, go to:

While there, also read:
Spanish "super judge" Baltasar Garzon has launched a criminal investigation into the role of six senior Bush administration lawyers in creating a legal framework for torture, reports David Swanson.
And: Was Bernie Madoff an evil world-class swindler, or was he just an extreme example of a greed-obsessed culture that had lost its way, as the Rev. Howard Bess argues in this guest essay?
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