Sunday, April 19, 2009

On amnesty for CIA torturers

I left this comment in my petition at http://www.democrats.com/no-amnesty-for-torturers:

Obama was stunned that Iran sentenced an American journalist to 8 years in prison for allegedly spying. The trial was closed door, and seems an affront to our sense of justice.

Likewise the CIA interrogators' actions are an affront to our sense of justice, and those who did the torturing should have quit their jobs rather than take part in this heinous crime.

That they did not quit their jobs demonstrates their moral bankruptcy, lack of personal integrity, and total disregard for human dignity and international law.

The worst thing, however, is that the Obama administration is actually helping protect these people. Unbelievable. The next Senate will be 61% Republican if he does not revert this decision.

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