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Tuesday, November 18

More on torture

Yesterday I posted that Obama assured America that there would be no more torture and no more Guantanamo.
"I have said repeatedly that America doesn't torture, and I'm going to make sure that we don't torture," Obama said Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes." "Those are part and parcel of an effort to regain America's moral stature in the world."
It was good news but today I read that there would be no investigation into the prosecution of those who ordered the torture nor the torturers themselves. Obama advisors and Sen Patrick Leahy said that there was no sense in going backward- that we should look forward. There is also the possibility that bush will preemptively pardon all the war criminals. Stay tuned for more on that.

Like others, I don't see how we can move forward and regain moral stature in the world without investigating those who dragged the US into abyss.

There is talk that the top candidate for the CIA may be John Brennan who served under George Tenet. With Tenet we discovered that prisoners were being waterboarded. Critics say that John Brennan's appointment would not mean change. This is hearsay at this point so I will reserve comment.

Obama advisers: Bush era war criminals will walk
ACLU: Bush may 'sabatoge' Obama, force 9/11 'mastermind' trial

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