April 22, 2009

From The Ed Show April 21, 2009. Pat Leahy responds to Dick Cheney's remarks and says if he feels so strongly about what he said, let him appear before his committee under oath and answer some questions.

John Amato:

Sen. Pat Leahy also wants a special prosecutor and a bipartisan commission to investigate the torture issue we've been presented with. He then took a very strong position against Jay Bybee and said that he should do the honorable thing and resign from the bench.

Leahy: If the Bush/Cheney administration told the truth about him, and he told the truth about what he did, he never would have been confirmed by the Senate. He never would have become a judge. I think the only decent and honorable thing for him to do now that these facts have come out is to resign. Resign for the good of the Judiciary. What he's done is a total blot on the and it reflects on him and the rest of the Judiciary and he should do the decent and honorable thing and step down.

The liberal blogosphere has been calling for him to be impeached, but if he was a true patriot he would step down and not bring a scandal to the bench. However, if a man can write a memo like that, then I highly doubt that is a realistic option.

I think Judge Bybee should read Digby's intense post called Torturers In Common, so he can take a hard look at what he has done.

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