Dear Pres. Obama: Hold Bush Accountable

by JimLarkinsGhost on March 16, 2009

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The evidence is too overwhelming, and it is of far too serious a nature to ignore.  And if we don’t hold our elected officals accountable for their actions, we don’t have rule of law, and we have no international credibility.

From WaPo:

The International Committee of the Red Cross concluded in a secret report that the Bush administration’s treatment of al-Qaeda captives “constituted torture,” a finding that strongly implied that CIA interrogation methods violated international law, according to newly published excerpts from the long-concealed 2007 document.

The report, an account alleging physical and psychological brutality inside CIA “black site” prisons, also states that some U.S. practices amounted to “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.” Such maltreatment of detainees is expressly prohibited by the Geneva Conventions.

Many of the details of alleged mistreatment at CIA prisons had been reported previously, but the ICRC report is the most authoritative account and the first to use the word “torture” in a legal context.

If you want to bring this up with your senators, click here for their contact information.

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