April 13, 2008

(graphic Digby) Yesterday the ACLU and C&L got together to promote an action alert.

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

We received an incredible amount of support so we're going to continue the push. You can read the pdf here of the "Ten Reasons Why Congress Should Demand that the Attorney General Appoint an Independent Prosecutor for the Investigation and Prosecution of Any Violations of Federal Criminal Laws Related to the Interrogation of Detainees, Including Any Obstruction of Justice."

You can send a message to Congress here...

I'm just getting started on this project. I'm also going to be pushing the media to cover this story and figure out why it's been ignored for the most part---so please join me in demanding action be taken.

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