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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-10 09:17 AM
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9. and some meaningful investigations.
I'm not in favor of making the military partisan ... so a purge probably would have felt as wrong to me under Obama as it felt under Bush. The military leaders (ideally) are there to follow orders, not make policy. However, the ones overseeing torture and other abuses should have been investigated and relieved of duty / courtmartialed, and the civilians right up the chain who gave them those orders should have been on trial as well. I believe the reason that didn't happen was that congress was fully briefed on what was going on and knowingly continued to fund it, making them all accessories to the crimes.

A purge however, is a separate thing from going out of one's way to appoint someone responsible for torture. That never should have happened.
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