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CIA employees won't be tried for waterboarding

WASHINGTON - Seeking to move beyond what he calls a "a dark and painful chapter in our history," President Barack Obama said Thursday that CIA officials who used harsh interrogation tactics during the Bush administration will not be prosecuted. The government released four memos in which Bush-era lawyers approved in often graphic detail tough interrogation methods used against 28 terror suspects. The rough tactics range from waterboarding — simulated drowning — to keeping suspects naked and withholding solid food.

Even as they exposed new details of the interrogation program, Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, offered the first definitive assurance that those CIA officials are in the clear, as long as their actions were in line with the legal advice at the time. (in other words torture)

Read Justice Department memo on waterboarding, interrogation methods (.pdf)

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I dont agree with torture under most circumstances, certainly not waterboarding.

However; I dont blame Obama decision,

it is like in BSG when Rosaline didnt prosecute the cylon colabarators from New Caprica.

if they got the ok to torture under Bush's Administration, then the elected government made a choice right or wrong. Obama was elected to lead the USA to a better future, he cant do that of he spends all his time cleaning up the past.

Obama should make sure it doesnt ever happen again....

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I disagree.

first of all this isn't fiction. Americans were not being overlorded by the gitmo detainees.

second as a nation we decided long ago the USA does not torture

third, if they get away with what they have done it leaves the door open for war crimes to happen again and again and again

If Obama is serious about making sure it doesn't happen again he must prosecute those that ordered the torture in the first place. Many organizations will continue to push for indictments despite Obama's ass covering stance; they have my constant support and I'm not the only one writing our reps or chucking cash at the ACLU. Even if the current bushy lovin presedent does not care about justice the American people do and we will not just get over it or let it drop.

Its not retrebution to enforce criminal laws (as Obama swore to do when he took public office).


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*cough see cough*

Dear ACLU Supporter,

Disturbing secret memos released yesterday detail the sadistic

interrogation methods the Bush administration authorized the CIA to

use on detainees. These memos provide shocking confirmation of

high-level involvement in the Bush torture program.

It's appalling to see how far our nation strayed from our commitment

to human rights. To restore our values we must demand accountability

from those responsible.

The last thing America can do now is adopt a "let bygones be

bygones" approach to these despicable and indefensible

activities.

In America, no one is above the law -- and when crimes have been

committed, our legal system demands accountability.

It took five long years for the ACLU to force these memos out into the

open. And, no matter how long it takes, we're going to keep

pushing until those responsible for these heinous acts are held

accountable.

Enforcing the law is not a political decision. In America, there

aren't seasons when we enforce the law and other seasons when we

simply ignore it.

Slamming people against walls. Placing them in stress positions

for prolonged periods. Waterboarding them. These are the kinds of

"enhanced interrogation techniques" that these outrageous

memos seek to justify.

In short, as one of the Bush torture memos openly acknowledges,

they seek to permit activities that our own State Department routinely

condemns as torture.

We can't just say "Tsk. Tsk. That should never have

happened" and walk away. We must demonstrate our commitment to

the rule of law and demand accountability if our country is going to

move forward.

We need your continued support to make sure those who broke the

law by authorizing these heinous crimes are brought to justice. As a

Guardian of Liberty, your small, monthly gift can provide the support

we need to be successful in this work.

It will be a long and difficult fight -- but it is the only way to

restore our values at home and our reputation abroad.

Become a Guardian of Liberty by making a recurring monthly

donation.

http://action.aclu.org/site/R?i=OIybMd2kR1ZMZ82QY14RgA..

Thank you for standing with us,

Anthony D. Romero

Executive Director

American Civil Liberties Union

P.S. It was up to you and the ACLU to force the release of these

memos. And it's up to us to make sure those who authorized and

condoned torture are held to account.


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