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Torture investigation launched

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Dear ACLU Supporter,

As a result of shocking revelations in the CIA Inspector

General's report, which was brought to light by an ACLU lawsuit,

Attorney General Eric Holder has announced the appointment of a

prosecutor to investigate prison abuse cases carried out as part of

the Bush torture program.

As anyone who has seen the details of this appalling report can tell

you, this investigation is necessary and long overdue, and Attorney

General Holder should be commended for taking this important step.

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.

Urge Attorney General Holder to conduct a thorough examination of the

Bush torture program.

http://action.aclu.org/site/R?i=dlsOq2_rxPxWUnTHWDI2xw..

According to early reports, prosecutor John Durham's mandate

will be limited to roughly a dozen cases in which CIA interrogators

and contractors may have violated U.S. torture laws and other

statutes. Moreover, Durham will conduct a 'preliminary' investigation

meant to determine whether a full investigation is appropriate.

But justice demands an investigation without such limits -- a

comprehensive investigation that doesn't exempt high-ranking

officials.

That's especially true in the aftermath of today's release

of the long-secret CIA Inspector General's report detailing

outrageous CIA prisoner abuses including mock executions and holding

guns and power tools to people's heads.

We have to be confident that abuses like those documented in this

report will never happen again. That won't be the case if

everyone knows that horrendous crimes were committed and that those

ultimately responsible faced no consequences.

Urge Attorney General Holder to conduct a thorough examination of the

Bush torture program.

http://action.aclu.org/site/R?i=L5MqZFEy4lvuKdVy9cIP9g..

The persistence of ACLU supporters like you and of our amazing lawyers

and advocates has put accountability for torture at the forefront of

the national debate. Now, we must insist that the investigation

started today is only the beginning.

For justice to truly be served, we must have an investigation that

holds high-ranking officials accountable for any role they played in

the Bush torture program's horrendous violations of the law.

Now that a long-awaited torture investigation is underway, let the

Attorney General know it's essential for it to follow the

evidence wherever it leads.

Urge Attorney General Holder to conduct a thorough examination of the

Bush torture program.

http://action.aclu.org/site/R?i=EhF8hpIqaTWkAnmmTiE6KQ..

Thank you for continuing to fight for freedom and justice. Let's keep

going until there's real accountability for torture.

Sincerely,

Anthony D. Romero

Executive Director

American Civil Liberties Union

P.S. At every step in this process, the ACLU has been told it

can't succeed. But, with your support, we've persisted

until key memos have been released and essential lawsuits have been

allowed to move forward. Now, an investigation few thought would ever

be undertaken is underway.

keep on naggin :goodjob:

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'bout time I say.


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i just wish they could pin it on Bush / his advisors

they would be foolish to go after the individual agents involved


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they need to go after the fucks that gave the orders to torture


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