Attorney General Eric Holder should complete a full report about the conduct that would legally be called torture, about the facts of the cases — from the legality of the acts committed to whether major terrorist plots were foiled by this — and make recommendations regarding prosecution. Until then the president and his entire administration should declare a complete moratorium on all public opining about this subject.Howie P.S.: DanK, who assembled the extremely helpful "What We Know So Far: A Torture Timeline" now has discovered "Contradictions in the Zubaydeh Torture Stories" as a result of his research. Late Saturday, the AP has a new story, "Inside accounts of interrogation approval differ" that reveals some of the conflicting story lines.
And let’s keep in mind Nelson Mandela, against whom incredible wrongs were done, and against whose people staggering crimes were committed, but who always believes that truth, justice and reconciliation can go hand in hand, hard as it may be.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
"Torture and the Rule of Law: Think Nelson Mandela"
Brent Budowsky (The Hill):