Wednesday, December 10, 2014

: re: Pardon Bush and Those Who Tortured

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From: barry levine
Date: Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Subject: re: Pardon Bush and Those Who Tortured
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to the Editor:
   On the spectrum of possible responses from prosecuting torturers (as our statutes and treaty obligations require) to congratulating them (as Dick Cheney prefers), Anthony Romero has settled on one that's neither here nor there. A pardon for un-enumerated crimes as Ford gave Nixon resolved nothing. Nixon went to his grave insisting that he had admitted no crimes. Better the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission model. The precedent is all in place. John Dean invented "use immunity" and then lead a parade of Watergate malefactors in divulging the crimes in exchange for immunity from prosecution. 
    We have established that "some guys were tortured" while in our custody. Now it has been revealed  that some died in the process. That cannot be swept under the rug. If the U.S. is not to be a moral leper among nations, we have to  lance this boil.
Barry Haskell Levine

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