posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 02:51 PM
On Thursday, April 16, President Obama will decide whether to release the memos written by the intelligence agencies on the use of torture. The
Justice Department has given it the green light, but the alphabet agencies are against the idea. It is my hope that President Obama does the right
thing and releases the memos. So far, he has had a mixed bag with this issue, as he has yet to call on a special prosecutor to deal with the war
crimes issue. He has also appealed a federal court ruling that allows detainees at the prison in Bagram to use our courts for due process. Those
prisoners were captured by US forces around the world. The argument is since they have not stepped on US soil, they should not be afforded the same
rights as the Gitmo detainees. That is simply wrong, as the US was involved in their capture. It is time to step up and take responsibility for these
atrocities, before The Hague does it for us.