In a stunning admission to ABC news Friday night, President Bush declared that he knew his top national security advisers discussed and approved specific details of the CIA’s use of torture. Bush reportedly told ABC, “I’m aware our national security team met on this issue. And I approved.” Bush also defended the use of waterboarding.
“We have always known that the CIA’s use of torture was approved from the very top levels of the U.S. government, yet the latest revelations about knowledge from the president himself and authorization from his top advisers only confirms our worst fears,” said Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director of the ACLU. “It is a very sad day when the president of the United States subverts the Constitution, the rule of law, and American values of justice.”
The American Civil Liberties Union is calling on Congress to demand an independent prosecutor to investigate possible violations by the Bush administration of laws including the War Crimes Act, the federal Anti-Torture Act, and federal assault laws...read on
I haven't heard so much as a peep out of the fanboys and villagers about this? Have you? Really, where is the Media on this issue. Why aren't they running segments demanding answers to questions? How often did we hear that Abu Ghraib was a few bad apples? And as we know, John McCain approves of the CIA's use of torture now....I think it's time we start a call/email/fax/letter writing project to demand an Independent Counsel on this issue from Congress and a blitz to the media asking them why they have been silent on this fact. Many thanks to the ACLU for jumping in the middle of this. Also, what is Hillary, Obama and McCain's thoughts on this? They need to weigh in?
Please join C&L and the ACLU in getting the word out:
Join the ACLU and our friends at Crooks & Liars: Call on your members of Congress to demand an independent prosecutor to investigate possible violations by the Bush administration of laws including the War Crimes Act, the federal Anti-Torture Act and federal assault laws.