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pmorlan1 Donating Member (763 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-17-09 01:12 PM
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12. WaPo Calling for Torture Investigations
Did you see the editorial in the Post today? It's not without it's flaws but it's a start.

The Truth About Torture
An independent panel must ferret out the facts.

The WaPo columnist Anne Applebaum also had a column calling for investigations of CIA prisons and she called for high officials to be held accountable. Again the piece is not without flaws but coming from this Bush apologist it's a step in the right direction.

Cleanup Task for a Shining City
By Anne Applebaum
Tuesday, March 17, 2009; Page A15

What we need now, therefore, is not an endless, politicized circus of a congressional investigation into every aspect of George W. Bush's White House but a carefully targeted legal investigation of the CIA's invisible prisons: who gave the orders to use torture, who carried out the orders, what exactly was done, who objected. The guilty, however senior, should be named, forced to testify and called to account -- because the rule of law, and nothing else, is what makes us exceptional.
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