POLITICAL observations & opinions

* please urge AG Holder to investigate ALL illegal torture, including those high up in government who authorized it

Posted by Lew Weinstein on August 25, 2009


Attorney General Eric Holder finally made the announcement that he will appoint a prosecutor to investigate prison abuse cases carried out as part of the Bush torture program.  However, the very limited scope of the investigation he launched today is nowhere near as thorough and broad as the torture investigation America really needs.

Holder’s announcement stops far short of a thorough criminal investigation. The investigation will be limited to roughly a dozen cases in which CIA interrogators and contractors may have violated U.S. torture laws and other statutes, letting those who authorized these illegal acts off the hook.

We cannot have an investigation that completely overlooks those who authorized and condoned a systematic program of illegal torture.

That’s why I just sent a message to the Attorney General asking him to make sure the investigation follows the evidence — wherever it may lead.

Will you join me?




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