It’s too soon to decide not to prosecute those who were involved in torture

This post was written by marc on May 6, 2009
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

I see stories in the news about who in the Bush administration will NOT be prosecuted for torture while each day we learn more and more about what happened. We do not yet know who did what, and we need to at least figure out what it is that happened before we make any decisions about who to or not to prosecute. Torture is a serious matter. Torture defines who we are as a people and as a nation. We hold ourselves out as a nation of laws. Yet if we try to cover up what happened and we fail to prosecute those who committed crimes amounting to Treason to the Constitution, we send a message to the world that our position on torture is dishonest. It is important that America show the world that we take the issue of torture seriously enough to at least find out what happened and that our laws of the United States apply to everyone, including the President.

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