Dec 23, 2008 1:01 AM GMT
About a week ago a bipartisan commission released their finding that the Bush/Cheney administration, Rumsfeld in particular set the wheels in motion to promote torture (waterboarding among other previously dissallowed prcedures) This whole administration including Rice, Yoo, and Gonzales to name a few, proceeded to lie to the public saying we don't torture, then blamed the Abu Graib torture on a "few low level" people. come to find out according to this Congressional committee, that the whole adminstration started it, and set up the lower military folk to take the fall. 12 Republican members of this group signed onto the report with no dissagreement about the findings. (McCain was one of the 12) So if the underlings were and maybe still are in jail for it, why shouldn't those who originally approved torture be brought to justice? We punished leaders in other wars for this, why are our own leaders any different? This subject is being discusse a lot in the Washington Post, under Jurisprudence, in the Huffington Post, Common Dreams.org and even in the major medias, through interviews about the subject of torture.(1) So Americans, do we call a spade a spade and bring them to court to answer for their crimes? (2) Citizens of the world, would it restore faith in America if this Bush administration were brought to justice?