Leahy, Whitehouse Issue Passionate Call For Investigations Into Bush Crimes

Make sure they all know the real deal...

Sorry, but...

They weren't our deeds. They were yours, and BushCo's deeds. If this country had things like the Fairness Doctrine, and a real press, you wouldn't have been able to get away with it.

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

Why is Congress not part of the proposed inquiry?

It seems that everyone in Congress should be charged as accessories to all sorts of crimes.

Is it normal behavior to incriminate yourself?

This is what we can almost

This is what we can almost certainly expect from going for prosecutions rather than truth.

Panetta: No one to be punished for interrogations: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5guiSGrGEQgeNObPcnAnM5T...

JFK on secrecy and the press

So Obama's DOJ not going to throw Pelosi in jail, either, huh?

Imagine my surprise. ( <- sarcasm)

If you don't prosecute people actively involved in torture, are you going to prosecute government 'lawmakers' who acquiesced in the torture? Especially when those 'lawmakers' are in powerful positions, in the same party as you? Seems like a ludicrously improbable event, to me. A really thorough housecleaning would probably guarantee Obama's political failure. If the Democrats had, say, 70 solid seats in the Senate, and 350 solid seats in the House, and only 2 Democratic Senators and 5 Democratic Representatives are legally war criminals, maybe Obama would go after them. In his present circumstances, no way.


Will we really get any truth from someone like Tenet?

Talk about a guy who deserves to be prosecuted. Tenet made a big deal out of how much respect he had for his people at the CIA. How unfair it was for them to be blamed for 9/11, the Iraq intel and torture. In fact, Tenet went along with some sort of sinister plan which disgraced everyone at the CIA. Any remotely credible truth commission will not overlook the bigshots at the CIA who were co-conspirators with the White House.

Some of the officials who acted bizarrely in the lead up to 9/11 were the same people who claimed after 9/11 that they simply must have police state powers to prevent terrorist attacks. Thus the failure to honestly look at 9/11 will make the truth commission another pointless CYA exercise.

pardon me, but that isn't Panetta's call.

The head of the CIA doesn't get to decide whether CIA employees get prosecuted for torture. It is true that he is the CIA boss, but we are not talking about being late for work, we are talking about crimes that were committed. It isn't his call.

Leahy et al have to be

Leahy et al have to be stopped at all costs. They are usurping true justice. It is time for massive protests. Massive.