CAN YOU SIGN?
We're into our second week of President Obama's new administration and are already seeing signs of change. Yet many activists want to make sure we as a nation don't forget the possible crimes committed under the last administration in the name of the "war on terror." That's why we're sharing with you this action alert from our friends at Democrats.com. Sign their petition to call on our new Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate and prosecute any and all government officials who have participated in torture and other war crimes. Thanks!
Now is our time to pursue truth and justice. Please join us in calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate and prosecute any and all government officials who have participated in torture and other war crimes.
In the final days of their administration, President Bush and Vice President Cheney admitted they authorized "enhanced interrogation" of prisoners, specifically including waterboarding. But "enhanced interrogation" is simply a euphemism for torture, which was so severe that it caused the deaths of at least 70 prisoners.
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As Major General Antonio Taguba, the Army general who led the investigation into prisoner abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison has stated:
"After years of disclosures by government investigations, media accounts and reports from human rights organizations, there is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes. The only question that remains to be answered is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account."
The United States is a representative democracy. The actions of our government officials are done in the name of its citizens. We are outraged that torture been committed in our name. Join us in urging Attorney General Holder to appoint a Special Prosecutor to prosecute those responsible for torture to the fullest extent of the law.
If our tax dollars are spent on murdering the residents of a country which never had WMDs and which never attacked us, then the American citizens who sat back and did nothing are also murderers. Bush attacked our country as well and I want him and his cronies to answer for it. Again and again he tested us to see if we were paying attention. We weren't, but hopefully our active involvement in government has not ended with Obama's election. It is crucial for future administrations and generations to know that we care about crimes done in our name and that we respect our own laws enough to we demand punishment when they're broken.