"The ACLU acknowledges the significance of this request, but it bears emphasis that the former President’s acknowledgement that he authorized torture is absolutely without parallel in American history. The admission cannot be ignored. In our system, no one is above the law or beyond its reach, not even a former president. That founding principle of our democracy would mean little if it were ignored with respect to those in whom the public most invests its trust. It would also be profoundly unfair for Mr. Durham to focus his inquiry on low-level officials charged with implementing official policy but to ignore the role of those who authorized or ordered the use of torture.Former President Bush seems to really think he did not do anything wrong. That the end, actually justifies the means. Or that as an American, he is above international conventions that other country leaders, like Saddam Hussein, are not.
Failure to fully investigate the role of the former President in the use of torture would also severely compromise our ability to advocate for human rights in other countries."
Saturday, November 13, 2010
ACLU Asks Holder To Investigate Bush For Violation Of Torture Statute
From ACLU Asks Holder To Investigate Bush For Violation Of Torture Statute | American Civil Liberties Union