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ACLU: Demand Accountability For Bush's 'Top-Down' Torture!

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posted on Apr, 20 2008 @ 05:49 PM
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ACLU: Demand Accountability For Bush's 'Top-Down' Torture!


globalresearch.ca

Congress should long ago have gotten to the bottom of which top officials approved, condoned and authorized U.S. involvement in torture. But, now that the President has admitted to a policy of top-down torture, the ACLU is calling on Congress to demand an independent prosecutor to investigate possible violations of the War Crimes Act, the federal Anti-Torture Act and federal assault laws.


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Tell your members of Congress: Don’t Look the Other Way on Torture.

These latest revelations confirm our worst fears about subversion of the Constitution and betrayals of the rule of law by top government officials. Recent reports indicate that members of the Bush administration including Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell and George Tenet met regularly and approved the CIA’s use of “combined” “enhanced” interrogation techniques, even pushing the limits of the now infamous 2002 Justice Department “Yoo torture memo.”

That long-secret memorandum became public recently as a direct result of ACLU lawsuits aimed at getting out the truth. And the truth is, the indefensible legal opinions put forward in the torture memo tried to give the President a virtual blank check to ignore the rule of law and to violate human rights standards.

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posted on Apr, 20 2008 @ 05:49 PM
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Boy is this ever an important subject...This is all getting the status-quo, "sweep-under-the-rug-and-move-on" treatment, and if let go, it signals the begining of the end for us all...Violation of human rights and human law by ANY government MUST NOT BE TOLERATED--PERIOD.

These criminlas MUST be held accountable for the laws they've broken!



Don't tolerate torture. Demand accountability for torture now!

We have to do everything possible to reject the Bush administration’s top-down torture policies. That’s why the ACLU is stepping up pressure on Congress to use its constitutional powers to prevent illegal conduct.

It’s also why the ACLU has taken the extraordinary step of offering our assistance to Guantanamo detainees being prosecuted under the unconstitutional military commissions process. It is more important than ever that the U.S. government, when seeking justice against those it suspects of harming us, adhere to due process and the rule of law.




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posted on Apr, 20 2008 @ 05:54 PM
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Additional important info about this...Get involved any way you can people!


Don’t Tolerate Torture. Tell Congress to Demand Answers!

The ACLU's letter calling for an independent prosecutor for torture crimes and any criminal cover up is available at:
www.aclu.org/pdfs/safefree/lettertocongress_2007_1213.pdf

ABC's recent news story is available online at:
abcnews.go.com...

Information on the ACLU's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit revealing information on the U.S.'s treatment of detainees is available online at:
www.aclu.org/torturefoia[



posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 11:16 AM
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Nobody wants to comment on this? Come on People! Folks are always asking "what can we do to stop this?"

Well this is an important first step! Read these materials and holler at your congressmen! The ACLU is taking the first big step by sueing them to get the info, and now they are trying to put it out into the light and make sure it doesn't keep happening...But they need our help too! The more people that get pro-active, the better chance we stand at getting some justice!



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